Tony Quinn has taken his PWR cooled Nissan GT-R to outright mod-ern honours at Targa High Country after a day that took a big toll on the 165 car field.

The win is his first in the Targa series since Targa Tasmania in 2010, and is one better than last year’s second placing at Mt Buller in 2011.

Quinn took the lead early on the second day and never looked back, stretching his buffer over Victorian Matt Close in an Audi TT RS on every stage, to cross the line at Mt Buller with a 56 second winning margin. Motorsport veteran, seven time Bathurst winner, Jim Richards, finished in third place in his Porsche 911 GT2 RS 63 seconds further back.