Former West Coast Eagle claims Targa Bunbury Sprint

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Mitchell WoodcockSouth Western Times
Chris Caruso and Mandy Lister drove their 2007 Chevrolet Corvette to a win in the Class Two of the Targa Bunbury Sprint.
Camera IconChris Caruso and Mandy Lister drove their 2007 Chevrolet Corvette to a win in the Class Two of the Targa Bunbury Sprint. Credit: Mitchell Woodcock / South Western Times

Former West Coast Eagle Troy Wilson and his co-driver Toni Cameron had a Sunday to remember, when they were announced the overall winners of the third annual Targa Bunbury Sprint.

More than 100 cars hit the streets of the Halifax Light Industrial Area for the eight-lap competition, with Wilson and Cameron winning by more than 27 seconds from their nearest competition in a 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10.

Wilson, who won in 2016, and Cameron also won the Class Eight (Open Rallysprint 4WD), with Dennis Heller and Keian Guy coming in second.

“It’s my favourite event, so to win it again knowing that a lot of other crews had made upgrades to their cars and coming in with a brand new co-driver who had never been in the car with me is just awesome,” Wilson said.

Bunbury’s Will White and Matthew Thompson were the winners of the Class Three (Targa Cup 4WD up to 3500cc) division. Mark Cates and Peter Davies, also from Bunbury, were winners on the day when they took home the title in the Class Four (Targa Cup 4WD over 3500cc) in their 2012 Nissan R35 GTR.

The Class One was won by Andy van Kann and Jimmy Marquet after they drove their 2007 Honda Type R to a victory by a little over nine seconds, while the Class Two was won by last year’s overall winner in Mandy Lister and her new co-driver Chris Caruso.

Duane Joubert and Mike Wood were excellent in the Class Six, winning by more than 54 seconds in a 1983 Toyota Sprinter AE86, while Alister McRae and Declan Stafford drove their 1978 Porsche 911 RSR to a win in the Class Seven.

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