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Video+ Photos: Kevin Weeks wins Supaloc Classic Targa Adelaide

Submitted by on September 19, 2011


South Australian Kevin Weeks has completed the perfect weekend, taking his 1974 Porsche 911 Carerra RS to top honours at Supaloc Classic Targa Adelaide.

Weeks won the Shannons Classic Outright competition, for cars built before 1986, by over three minutes from Matt Selley’s 1974 Porsche, securing him top points in the opening round of the four-event CAMS Australian Targa Championship.

He also was the fastest in the field, beating home all comers including the reigning Targa Tasmania titleholder, Tony Quinn in a 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R, to win the Supaloc Overall title. Quinn and Weeks had a mighty tussle across the three days. Quinn’s drive ended sadly, however, when he blew his engine on the final stage when second place was clearly his.

Even when they tried to slow Weeks with a handicap they couldn’t stop the feisty 61 year-old from dominating. He and co-driver Toni Feaver also won the Late Classic Handicap competition.

Weeks couldn’t win the Early Classic Handicap competition though, no matter how hard he drove. That title is reserved for cars built before 1966 and was won by Adelaide fashion industry entrepreneur, Michael Lamprell, in his pulsating 1964 Ford Mustang.

Weeks’ victory was emphatic. The former Classic Adelaide winner was not headed at any time across the three days of competition.

Fellow South Australian, Matt Selley, drove a clean rally but could not match the pace of Weeks finishing three minutes, 17 seconds in arrears, claiming second place in both Classic Outright and Supaloc Overall categories. West Australian Tolley Challis, in another 1974 Porsche 911, finished third, 16 seconds further back after having troubles with his pace notes on the final day.

“That was the toughest rally we’ve ever done in a classic car,” Weeks said at the finish at the Intercontinental Hotel.

“The intensity of the battle with (Tony) Quinn and trying to keep up with his Nissan was incredible, and fortunately our car stayed together.

“It says a lot about the car. A lot of the stages really suited the car, but others didn’t. We certainly pushed to the limit and we had nothing left. The only thing to top this event in terms of toughness is Targa Tasmania.”

In the other titles on offer, South Australian Tim Possingham won the won Contemporary Classic competition in a 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R after Tony Quinn’s engine failure, while there was a tie in the Regularity trophy between Peter Mayer in his Porsche Cayman S, and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X of John Amos.

Supaloc Classic Targa Adelaide – Final Results after Day 3 (provisional)

Shannons Classic Outright – Rnd 1 CAMS Australian Targa Championship
1. Kevin Weeks (SA) / Toni Feaver (WA), 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS
2. Matt Selley (SA) / Claire Ryan (SA), 1974 Porsche 911 RS, +3m17s
3. Tolley Challis (WA) / Greg Flood (WA), 1974 Porsche 911 RS, +3m33s
4. Donn Todd (QLD) / Dean Tighe (QLD), 1971 Ford Capri Perana, +3m37s
5. Nick Streckeisen (SA) / Mike Dale (SA), 1985 Porsche 944 Turbo, +5m44s

Supaloc Overall after Day 3
1. Kevin Weeks (SA) / Toni Feaver (WA), 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS
2. Matt Selley (SA) / Claire Ryan (SA), 1974 Porsche 911 RS, +3m17s
3. Tolley Challis (WA) / Greg Flood (WA), 1974 Porsche 911 RS, +3m33s
4. Donn Todd (QLD) / Dean Tighe (QLD), 1971 Ford Capri Perana, +3m37s
5. Tim Possingham (SA) / Ben Scott (SA), 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R, +4m47s

Shannons Early Classic Handicap Results after Day 3
1. Michael Lamprell (SA) / Cameron Wearing (SA), 1964 Ford Mustang
2. Donn Todd (QLD) / Dean Tighe (QLD), 1971 Ford Capri Perana, +1m19s
3. Philip Endersbee (VIC) / Dirk Wheaton (VIC), 1971 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000, +1m54s
4. Greg Cocks (NSW) / Guy Chick (NSW), 1971 Datsun 240Z, +5m42s
5. Richard Woodward (NSW) / Neil Gibson (SA), 1969 Holden Monaro GTS, +5m50s

Shannons Late Classic Handicap Results after Day 3
1. Kevin Weeks (SA) / Toni Feaver (WA), 1974 Porsche 911 Carerra RS
2. Nick Streckeisen (SA) / Mike Dale (SA), 1985 Porsche 944 Turbo, +55s
3. Steve McClintock (NSW) / Jann Skinner (NSW), 1985 Mazda RX7, +1m44s
4. Matthew Selley (SA) / Claire Ryan (SA), 1974 Porsche 911 RS, +3m15s
5. Tolley Challis (WA) / Greg Flood (WA), 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS, +3m31s

Regularity Results after Day 3
=1. Peter Mayer (SA) / Patricia Melzer (SA), 2007 Porsche Cayman S
=1. John Amos (SA) / Cintra Amos (SA), 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
3. Bill Gill (SA) / Kathy Gill (SA), 2003 Porsche 911 Carrera, +1s
4. Tony Rogers (Vic) / Trevor Montgomery (Vic), 1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 2, +43
5. Colin Zytveld (SA) / Wade Zytveld (SA), 2005 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo, +53s

Supaloc Contemporary Classic Results after Day 3
1. Tim Possingham (SA) / Ben Scott (SA), 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R Nismo
2. Stewart McAuley (Vic) / Matthew Woods (Vic), 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera, +4m44s
3. Adam Kaplan (NSW) / David Kaplan (NSW), 1988 HSV Group A SS, +5m17s
4. Brian Canny (VIC) / Paul Crosbie (VIC), 1989 Porsche 944 S2, 8m21s
5. Brian Shearer (TAS) / Nick Shearer (QLD), 1990 Porsche 944 S2, 9m44s

Images: http://www.targa.org.au/adelaide/adelaide_home.html

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