Newton primed for Targa High Country
- 26th October 2010, 7:40pm
Drifter-come-rally driver, Adam Newton, is primed for a strong showing at his home event, the inaugural Victorian Targa High Country on November 5-7.
With only three tarmac events under his belt, Adam and co-driver, Dan Lemish, have rapidly proven their teamwork and speed are a force to be reckoned with.
After 16th outright on debut at Targa Wrest Point in January, the Unique Cars Magazine-sponsored Mitsubishi Evo 4 RS has continued to upstage competitors in newer machinery with a sixth outright in March at the Lake Mountain Sprint, and the top of the podium at the Targa Tasmania Rookie Championship in April.
While the team trounced their competition, leading the rookie field by over two minutes after two days, Newton is not resting on his laurels and expects a fierce battle within the Early Modern and outright categories at the over-subscribed Targa High Country event.
Further safety improvements to an already safe car, and tweaks to brakes and suspension, should see the team provided with the strongest package possible for the challenging alpine country roads.
“I’m really looking forward to the challenge of High Country,” Newton said.
“With the strength of the Early Modern field, we’re going to have our work cut out getting to and staying at the front, but we’re confident of a good result regardless.”
With over 200 competitive kilometres spread over three days, including a Friday evening prologue through the streets of Mansfield, Targa High Country is the first of three rounds in the newly formed Australian Targa Championship which the team will contest into 2011.
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