Windy conditions create extra challenge at NZ Jetsprint Championship Round 3
The Apex Wanaka Aquatrack lived up to its reputation as a test of skill as windy conditions caused many drivers to lose their way in what proved to be a difficult rotation. But in the finals of the Building King Superboats Sam Newdick put together a stunning run, his winning time 45.62 the fastest time of the day. Robert White was first out and set a pace with 46.512. Defending Champion Rob Coley was the final runner and his aggressive style saw him closing on Newdicks time. But a small error on a right hand turn lost him a second and he would finish 3rd.
American Teenager River Rodgers won a tight battle in the LS class over defending Champion John Verry with just 0.4 seconds separating the two. The task was made easier for Rogers when Tim Edhouse had an engine cut but managed to restart, losing 5 seconds.
Ollie Silverton was again the fastest in Group A and is once again looking favourite to take the title. And it was 3 from 3 for Group B driver Kris Rasmussen.
The Championship now heads to Auckland, with Round 4 being held at the Meremere Jetsprint track on 10 February