Jason and John on fire in Targa Championship opener

Jason and John White came from behind crossing the line on fire to take out the second running of Targa High Country based at Mt Buller in their new Super Trofeo Stradale.

The second running of Targa High Country produced a dramatic win for John and Jason White in their new Lamborghini Gallardo 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale. The team was still working on the boat on the way over in a race against time to have the car finished in time. With final touches only being finished minutes before the car rolled out for the Mansfield street stage , early signs were positive. On saturday the car was running well apart from a few minor issues , but was not helped by a stall at a stage start costing about 20 sec but a storming run up the mountain saw a lead at the end of the day from Tony Quinn in his GTR.

Day 2 started badly with a misjudged effort on the first stage down the mountain when base times were different and a loss of 30 sec followed. The rest of the day was neck and neck with Quinn before another big run up the mountain to come from four seconds down an win by 10 which was made more dramatic when the car caught fire half way up the mountain and was still burning when it pulled up in the car park at the end.

For those interested the Car was a first as it ran in direct injection configuration for the first time outside a works team and although needing fine tuning it was an excellent first up effort. Whitehot Motorsport would like to thank Ole Buhl (from the very famous Ringwood, please ask him !!) of OBR control Systems for his efforts in DI development and support at the event, Tony Devantier from TDv Autosport who makes all the wires and sparks work in harmony and the not so useful Ric Kemp who did nothing but said leave it alone!!

The new car runs a Euro12 ecu , OBR Membrane switch panel , PCM , 2D dash , logger and Shiftec paddle shift system all supplied by OBR control systems.

Wiring by TDV Autosport

KW Shocks supplied and serviced by Ric Kemp at RTE