Reigning champion saves best for last in three-peat quest

THREE-PEAT: Day Day powers out of the chicane on his way to a third straight Legend of the Lakes Hill Climb victory. Picture: TREVOR JACKSON

IT was a case of history repeating itself on Sunday when Adelaide driver Dan Day claimed his third straight Legend of the Lakes Hill Climb.

Day set a blistering 49.98 seconds time on his final run to stamp his authority on the event in his Subaru STi.

But he did not have it all his own way, with arch rival Kevin Mackrell pushing his V8-powered Datsun 260z hard across the weekend, with a personal best time of 50.20s set on Sunday afternoon.

By that stage Day had dropped his best time to 50.01 and went on from there, with his final run of the weekend the fastest.

“Going into the weekend the aim was to win three in a row, but it was definitely challenging,” Day said.

“Mackrell put up the closest fight we have had in the three years.

“It was

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