New car but same champ

THE Autocross Winter Championship final countdown produced some unexpected results and a very fast new car.

Ozzy Ozanne, driving his new Subaru, races away from Callum Queripel in the Race of Firsts. (Picture by Andrew Le Poidevin, 1305979)
Ozzy Ozanne, driving his new Subaru, races away from Callum Queripel in the Race of Firsts. (Picture by Andrew Le Poidevin, 1305979)

THE Autocross Winter Championship final countdown produced some unexpected results and a very fast new car.

Richard Smith took another victory as a veteran and there was a place in the race of firsts for the women’s champion.

With Ozzy Ozanne a single point ahead of Callum Queripel and an expected Honda Prelude against Sierra 4x4 battle, most predictions were for a Queripel win.

The two drivers avoided being picked in the same heat and both duly won their races, Queripel from Shaun Bichard in a quick, noisy Honda and Ozanne rolled out the Red Bull Prelude to defeat Adam Langlois.

However, when the race of firsts lined up, Ozanne unveiled his new unraced Subaru – so new there was only one Red Bull logo on the bonnet.