Paul McKinnon dominates NSW Time Attack 2014
Paul McKinnon has dominated the 2014 NSW Time Attack at Wakefield Park on the weekend, setting the fastest and second-fastest times of the event aboard two different vehicles.
McKinnon set a blistering 0:58.56 lap aboard the Pulse Racing Mitsubishi Evo VIII during Saturday’s sessions, before recording a time just 0.03 of a second slower in the Patrick Garvan-owned Porsche 944 Turbo on Sunday. Both times were underneath the V8 Supercar and Porsche Carrera Cup lap records at Wakefield Park.
McKinnon’s times ensured he scored victories in both the Pro and Open classes.
BYP Racing’s Benny Tran also competed in two different vehicles; he drove his Honda Integra to third outright and second in the Open class, while winning the Club Sprint class with a 1:03.14 aboard his Honda S2000, the 11th fastest time outright.
Other drivers to feature prominently in the results were Nik Kalis (fourth outright and third in the Open class in a Mitsubishi Evo) and Dean Lillie (fifth outright and second in the Pro class, despite limited running with mechanical problems in his Nissan R34 Skyline GTR).
Lachlan Granger, John Boston, Adam Casmiri, Nathan Antunes and Chris Sutton completed the outright top 10, while Michael King and John Boston rounded out the Club Sprint class podium.
Owen Cutbush took out the Classic class aboard his Toyota Celica, posting the 31st time overall.
Event co-ordinator John Boston was thrilled with the level of competition across the weekend.
“Everyone had an absolute ball and the times at the front of the field were very fast, but at the same time it was close and competitive,” Boston said.
“There was great camaraderie between all the competitors and the driving standards were impressive, so hopefully we can continue to develop this event in the coming years.”
NSW Time Attack 2014 was live streamed on Sunday and the stream recording is available to view online here.