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The Annual Modified Invasion is always a
greatly anticipated meeting at Woodford Glen even though it does signal
the demise of the track's current season. This Easter's edition had the
extra bait of a face-off between current dual 1nz's Luke Keegan and
Jamie Fox on the card. The 22 car field of Modifieds came to wow the
crowd and wow they did. All heat races were action packed with great
competition between Keegan and Fox along with 13c and 7c for top
positions. The weekend ended on finals night with Christchurch local
Luke Keegan bringing home the Modified Invasion Series Trophy with 13c David
Thompson and 7c Hayden McKay taking 2nd and 3rd respectively. A great
way to polish off the season at Woodford Glen.
Full results on the Woodford Glen site and images are available from SR Photography.
30-12-2012(images above by http://www.squarephotography.co.nz/)
The 41 Car field came to entertain the generous crowd at Ocean View Speedway
last night which saw speedster 3nz Shane Penn in his Hartley power
machine take two wins and be the class of the field, The other stand out
was the brand new car of 19c/v Malcom Nagtai hot on the pace. 4p Chad
ace was unlucky to be rolled in heat one after leading the first two
laps but still managed to get some good results to make it through to
the top 26.
With rain today finals night has been set for 4pm Monday 31-12-12
A full write up and points can be found at http://oceanviewspeedway.co.nz/
Qualifiers by track:-
Palmerston North - 9, Hawkes Bay - 4, Wellington - 3, Wanganui - 3, Stratford - 3, Rotorua - 3, Huntly - 1.
As depicted by the Sportsweb Photography images
above the Huntly TWS Stockcar Teams event that ran Friday and Sunday
this past weekend was an absolute spectacle for all the right reasons.
Stunning is the only word I can garner to describe the massive hits and
resulting carnage. Particularly impressive was the semifinal between the
Auckland Alleycats and the Waikato Raiders. Both teams of drivers going
at it until the death or serious maiming of their cars. Winner of that
match had to face the Manawatu Steelers in the final and sadly for the
Alleycats they fell at the final hurdle.The Manawatu Steelers are the
deserved champions and masters of their game, that's the cool dudes with the fancy trophy above,
and best of all they did it without using confusing team numbers on
their cars.There were no dud teams at this event , every team and every
driver acquitted themselves well and did their followers proud.
This teams event at Huntly has really cemented itself as a signature
event now so if you weren't there make sure you don't make the same
mistake next year.
In other teams events this weekend in Wellington the Nelson Tigers
Superstock team tamed the Wellington Wildcats and in retribution the
Wellington Young Guns dispatched the Tasman Thunder Stockcar team.
In Christchurch and involving more Stockcar teams it was Ken's Cowboys
on the loosing end of the match against the Canterbury Crushers.
This season the Christchurch TQ Midget Club are celebrating 25 years
and are running a 'Tri Nations' series around the South Island with
meeting's at Ruapuna, Ellesmere, Greymouth, Invercargill and Dunedin.
They race at 8 meeting's in 12 days. The ChCh TQ club are bringing over 4
USA and 4 Australian top drivers to race in the series in local cars.
With 1,2,3 NZ all confirmed to compete plus other North Island and South
Island drivers a field of around 30-40 car's will race in the series.
Dates for the biggest series involving the smallest of the traditional
speedway classes , some driver profiles and an order form for
commemorative T Shirts can be found by clicking here .
|WOW! The Bay Park Busters are back !
for 2013 thanks to the support of Rex Pollock and Pollock Cranes &
others. The team will consist of 6a Kerry Remnant , 38r Ross Ashby , 87r David Elsworth, 92r
Kyle Fraser , 99r Mark Decke. Rodney Wood is 6th driver and coach. The
rebirth of the Baypark Busters is sure to delight fans of the famous
team and breath even more interest into the Superstock teams meetings at
both the Palmerston North and Auckland events especially as the team
consists of such high achieving cars and drivers.
image courtesy of SportsWeb Photography
The Palmerston North season opener
is always keenly anticipated. It signals to the whole country that the
new season is well and truly here and ready to roll. It also is often a
pointer to the state of the nation with regards competitor numbers
particularly in the Superstock and Stockcar classes . This season would
seem to be about to deliver a bumper crop of bumpers to the Robertson
Holden International Speedway with 30 Superstocks and 90 Stockcars
signed up to carry the 'P' after their number. Promoter Bruce Robertson
is understandably hopeful the 90 Stockcars won't all turn up on the same
night. Stockcar fans will no doubt be hoping they do. Word is the
fastest Superstock at practices so far has been 2nz Kerry Humphrey in a
car that is 7 or 8 years old but looking brand new.
Also encouraging is the fact that 30 new drivers have to go through the
mentor program before they can race. Spare a thought for the scrutineers
who have had to greensheet 200 race vehicles and the volunteers
organising the whole show . Speedway is definitely alive and well in the
Manawatu so get yourself trackside at FMG Stadium Palmerston North this
Saturday night at 7pm and see for yourself.
Palmerston North opens this coming
weekend (weather allowing) and I'm not ready. With most of the more
keenly followed championships being in the 'other' Island this season
it's been a tad harder to get enthused. That said there are plenty
of likely good meetings to be had in the North so best get stuck into
them thus I have been working on my version of a Season Calendar to assist my/your planning. Still a few dates to be added but most of them are there. If I've missed yours then email them to me.
Macgors NZ Speedway is well pleased
to have secured the naming rights for the Nth Island Modified Champs set
to happen at Rotorua on the 27th & 28th of December. Whether it
runs one or two nights will be decided by entry numbers so come on chaps
if you've got a Modified get your entry sorted now.
The Macgor's Saloon Series will also be happening at Rotorua
again this season. The series is designed to offer incentive for cars
that turn up regularly and race sensibly. All credit to the Rotorua club
for running the Series .
I'm not sure how busy this page will be this season but major
event results will be published when available and there is a real
danger I might get carried away with some opinionated dribble from time
to time. I'm also happy to publish press release type info should it be sent my way. As always the Discussion Board will without doubt offer plenty of info and entertainment as the season progresses.
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older items that used to be on
2012 - 2013
1nz: Shane Penn 3nz
2nz: Dale McKenzie 85n
3nz:Thomas Stanaway 87n
2nz:Damian Orr 81r
3nz:William Humphries 94p
1nz: Mark Osbourne 16c
2nz: Richie Taylor 58c
3nz: Ian Burson 21n
1nz:Rob Flood 791e
2nz:Steve Cowling 271m
3nz:Brent McClymont 2nz
1nz:Peter Murphy 11usa
2nz: Dean Brindle 22a
3nz: Daniel Eggleton 78a
1nz=:Luke Keegan 2nz
1nz=:Jamie Fox 11a
3nz::John Jackson 71s
2nz: Brad Mosen 88a
3nz: Dave Gick 4a
1nz:Dylan McGregor 33a
2nz:Paul LeCren 14a
3nz:Deon Ansty 17a
1nz:Jamie Larsen 82p
2nz:Jade Barnett 37k
3nz:Sean Rice 7s
1nz:Jason Bunyan 1nz
2nz:Dale Finch 7c
3nz:Sean Mason 21a
1nz:Paul Humphrey/ Ben Franklin 78p
2nz:Richard Horne/Alastair Horne 31p
3nz:Kevin McDonald/Karl Hosie 23i
1nz:Steve DeMalmanche 11r
2nz:Aaron Brown 5g
3nz:Trevor DeMalmanche 16r
2011 - 2012
1nz:Joe Farem 4b
2nz:Kerry Humphrey 79p
3nz:Shane Penn 7p
3nz :Mark Carey 35n
1nz:Jeff Barron 69m
2nz:Brent McClymont 1nz
3nz:Paul Cressy 45m
1nz:Sammy Swindel 1usa
2nz:Jonathan Allard 1nz
3nz:Austen Wheatley 44usa
1nz: Richard Pierce 67s
2nz: Luke Keegan 871c
3nz: Dan Rae 24c
3nz: Jared Taylor 41a
2nz: Declan Roe 93p
3nz: Jason Bryant 14h
1nz:Jason Bunyan 2nz
2nz:Grant Tregoning 1nz
1nz:Deane Miller/ Rob Miller 3nz
2nz:Andrew Buchanan/ Philippa Burns 39p
3nz: Derek Ramsay/ Tony Hislop 6p
1nz:David Hampton 88g