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Xtreme Brakes win Contemporary Classic at Classic Targa Adelaide

22 September, 2011

The Xtreme Brakes sponsored R32 GTR of Tim Possingham started the weekend with some fast stage times but slowed considerably as the crew babied the car through a couple of stages with severe oiling system problems. Losing an estimated 45 seconds on day one, the problem was then rectified at service by Adelaide business Japanese Motorsport.

The start of day two also showed signs of promise with Tim posting 3rd fastest up the opening Mt Lofty stagewhich is a gruelling 8.5km climb from the suburbs up to the peak of Mt Lofty in the Adelaide Hills. At the end of day two with minor isssues the crew had dipped below 10th place overall.

Another 3rd place outright on the first stage of day 3 was indicative of things to come. The punishing 17km stage of Montacute spelled the end for many cars that morning but demonstarted that Possingham & Scott would continue to make major gains on competitors to cement 6th place overall and 2nd in Class before the final stage of the rally.

Nearing the finish on the Final Gorge Road stage, Tony Quinn's R32 GTR suffered Turbocharger failure and handed the win in Contemporary Classic to Possingham and Scott with a solid 5th place overall, a sizeable achievement considering the events on day 1 and 2.