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Thanks to My105.com, Blend Line TV brings you a wrap up of the 2020 Bathurst Light Car Club Speed weekend across November 7-8 on Mount Panorama.
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Due to COVID-19, the Bathurst Light Car Club had to cancel their Flying One Fifth, their hillclimbs and various other club activities, but the recent BSW went ahead. It was a combination of a Supersprint on the Saturday and it was followed up by a hillclimb on Sunday.
It certainly provided value-for-money motor sport with 60 entries getting ample on track action for less than $400 each.
Conrod Straight from after the kink on to the traditional circuit finish line on pit straight was used for the sprint. It was a combination of a sprint from a standing start, and a lap dash without doing a lap. It took in aspects of roll racing as the cars went off two by two – specifically chosen by their performance as too not be crashing into each other.
Steven King was one of the few to run on his own in his fearsome ZR Kawasaki Uberkart Reaper and completed four produced a best of 45.32s. He was one and a half seconds quicker than Jake Hancock in a Subaru Impreza WRX while Steven Parashis was less than a tenth slower behind in his Ford Falcon XT GT with its NASCAR powerplant.
Fourth went to Robert Kolimackovski (Honda Integra) ahead of Malcolm Michel (Holden GTS), Chris Weir (Holden Commodore), James Dick (PRB Clubman), Mick Fil (Ford Mustang GT), Andrew Fraser (Chev Corvette), and Josh Versluis (Birkin Clubman).
Mathew Windsor did not compete on Saturday, instead he kept his Hayabusa-powered Radical SR3 for Sunday’s Mountain Straight to McPhillamy Park hillclimb – the same course as used for the Australian Hillclimb Championship in November 2019.
Windsor trailed King until the fifth run when he pipped the Uberkart by two hundredths of a second. He then sealed the deal with a blistering with a 45.59s flyer on the last run. Behind King in third was
Michel who was also the best of the tin tops. Dick was fourth in his PRB ahead of Kolimackovski, James Levin (Holden Clubsport), Hancock, Parashis, and Fil in tenth spot overall.
You can watch some snippets from the event below: