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Winn wins one more

Sunday 14 July 2019, 11:20PM
By Mark Baker
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Nelson's Greg Winn has won the 2019 Youngs Automotive Ruff'n'Tuff 240, a one day endurance race in the production pine forests south-west of Nelson.
Driving his Scorpion Chev V8 race car, he survived a first-lap crash and rollover that was part of a multi-car incident which forced organisers to red flag the race and re-start for a revised distance of 220 km.
Rejoining from down the order, Winn carved his way through the field, ran down the leaders and was named winner on corrected time.
Nevil Basalaj, who actually crossed the line first in his Jimco Chev V6, was second once the time classification had been added to elapsed race time.
Veteran racer Ash Kelly, making his comeback in a Cougar VW single-seater, was third overall.
First non-unlimited class racer to finish was Scott Munro who had started 19th and charged all the way to fourth in his standard-class UTV.
Fellow Nelson Driver Dan Fisher had led the race but went out when a CV joint on his car failed.
JG Civil UTV category sponsor Joel Giddy was fifth overall, won the UTV S class for modified cars and set the fastest lap of the event, a 14:34.420 on his ninth lap of the 20 km circuit.