Strang 15th winner in unique NZ rally record
Carter Strang became the 15th different winner from 15 rallies in New Zealand this year, when he took out the Sprint Rally in South Canberbury on Saturday.
Strong and co-driver, Stewart Robbie, drove their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6 to a nail-biting 1.1 second victory over Jeff Judd and Grant Marra in a Subaru Impreza WRX.
The experienced Judd’s second placing was enough to give him the Mainland Series title for 2017, ahead of Deane Buist, who finished fourth on the day in his Ford Escort RS1800.
Third place went to David and Emma Quantock’s Lancer Evo 8, with the top five was round out by the Evo 5 of Jason Clark and Jonty Bressnell.
Major retirements included Josh Marston (Holden Barina) with mechanical issues, Job Quantock’s Skoda Fabia suffered a cracked manifold, and the crowd-pleasing Mazda RX8 of Marcus van Klink with broken suspension.
Full results can be found at www.chrissport.co.nz