Glenney takes out Targa North West

CAMS ARC regular Steve Glenney has taken out the opening round of the CAMS Australian Targa Championship at Targa North West.

Last year, Glenney performed co-driver duties Craig Brooks throughout the ARC season, with the pair impressing over the course of the year.

Glenney partnered with Andy Sarandis in this weekendโ€™s Targa North West event, with the Subaru pair leading the field over the final five stages to finish clear of Paul Stokell and Jason Page (Lotus Exige) by just under four minutes, with Tony Quinn and Kate Catford claiming third, a further 52 seconds back in a Porsche 911 Turbo.

GT2 frontrunners Paul Stokell and Jason Page extended their opening day, 37 second lead over Peter Nunn and Keith Johnstone in a Porsche GTS, to take out the class by a minute and a half. Alan Roe and Michael Lloyd finished third.

Glenney and Sarandis also took the honours in GT4, with Crichton Lewis and Adam Kudra finishing second, also in a Subaru WRX Sti almost ten minutes back. Nathan and Nicholas Stokes finished third, to make it a Subaru trifecta on the podium.

For Glenney, he was thrilled at how the car performed over the whole weekend.

“The weekend went well, brand new car, reliable, fast, safe and easy to drive as ever, so great weekend and good to get a good result, and Andy did a fantastic job next to me,” Glenney said.

“It was a great podium result; one, two, three for Subaru, so the Buckby boys are going well.”

Round Two of the 2018 Australian Targa Championship is the running of Targa Tasmania from 16th – 21st April.

2018 Targa North West โ€“ Provisional results

Outright:
1. Steve Glenney / Andy Sarandis, 2015 Subaru WRX Sti
2. Paul Stokell / Jason Page, 2014 Lotus Exige, +3m55s
3. Tony Quinn / Kate Catford, 2001 Porsche 996 Turbo, 4m47ss
4. Peter Nunn / Keith Johnstone, 2016 Porsche GTS, +5m34s
5. Jon Mitchell / Joshua Sutcliffe, 2006 Subaru WRX S204, +5m42s

GT2:
1. Paul Stokell / Jason Page, 2014 Lotus Exige
2. Peter Nunn / Keith Johnstone, 2016 Porsche GTS, +1m39s 3. Alan Roe / Michael Lloyd, 2016 BMW M2, +3m28s

GT4:
1. Steve Glenney / Andy Sarandis, 2015 Subaru WRX Sti
2. Crichton Lewis / Adam Kudra, 2015 Subaru WRX Sti, +9m38s 3. Nathan Stokes / Nicholas Stokes, 2014 Subaru Sti +11m34s