Superstock Grand Prix Results
1st 2NZB Jason Long
2nd 10G Peter Rees
3rd 94P Williams Humphies
4th 591P Wayne Hemi
5th 16B Steve Jude
6th 1NZ Shane Harwood
FRIDAY NIGHT – Race Results
SUPERSTOCKS – GREEN Group
Heat 1 – 1st 72P Simon Joblin, 2nd 31P Andy McCabe, 3rd 10G Peter Rees, 4th 46B Quinn Ryan, 5th 99A Carl Chesnutt, 6th 66S Clint Hill
Heat 2 – 1st 10G, 2nd 581P Jordan Dare, 3rd 10N Alex Bright, 4th 94P William Humphries, 5th 72P, 6th 66A
Heat 3 – 1st 581P, 2nd 94P, 3rd 72P, 4th 96H Scott Redfern, 5th 599V Ron Tye, 6th 99A
SUPERSTOCKS – BLUE Group
Heat 1 – 1st 591P Wayne Hemi, 2nd 52P Scott Joblin, 3rd 16B Steve Jude, 4th 118R Bryce Steiner, 5th 97R Pat Westbury, 6th 95P Clive Elliot
Heat 2 – 1st 52P, 2nd 23C Jacob Brownlees, 3rd 38R Ken Hunter, 4th 74P Chev Taniwha, 5th 97R, 6th 95P
Heat 3 – 1st 87B Thomas Stanaway, 2nd 97R, 3rd 118R, 4th 4P Chad Ace, 5th 25R Scott McEwan, 6th 63R Steven Flower
SUPERSTOCKS – WHITE Group
Heat 1 – 1st 127G Ethan Rees, 2nd 2NZ Jason Long, 3rd 85H Jared Wade, 4th 1Nz Shane Harwood, 5th 62P Adam Joblin, 6th 31G Gary Davis
Heat 2 – 1st 31G, 2nd 85H, 3rd 1Nz, 4th 2Nz, 5th 127G, 6th 57A Aidan Eustace
Heat 3 – 1st 127G, 2nd 62P, 3rd 71P Shane Mellsop, 4th 1NZ, 5th 85H, 6th 57A
Race 1 – 1st 21G Bailey Curtis, 2nd 14B Courtney Hatton, 3rd 4B Thomas Rumble-Faram, 4th 53B Triston Johnson, 5th 15V Callum Sturzaker, 6th 74W Caleb Madgwick
Race2 – 1st 53B, 2nd 15V, 3rd 16A Tyler Ingram, 4th 97B Marshall Zachan, 5th 21G, 6th 4B
Race 3 -1st 4B, 2nd 12B Ryan Dorward, 3rd 6W Hannah McGinty, 4th 53B, 5th 16A, 6th 15V
Race 1 – 1st 6B Dune Todd, 2nd 74G Ryan McGregor 3rd 32B Kris Gillies, 4th 2Nz Hayden Guptil, 5th 47A David Wilson, 6th 87A Michael Gurnett
SATURDAY NIGHT – Race Results
SUPERSTOCKS – Repercharge
1st 27B Shane Warner
2nd 97R Pat Westbury
Race 1 – 1st 87A Michael Gurnett, 2nd 32B Kris Gillies, 3rd 47A David Wilson, 4th 5G Dyan McGregor, 5th 2NZ Hayden Guptil, 6th 6B Duane Todd
Race 2 – 1st 6B, 2nd 2NZ, 3rd 5G, 4th 74G Ryan McGregor, 5th 32B, 6th 87A
Race 3 – 1st 2Nz, 2nd 6B, 3rd 5G, 4th 87A, 5th 74G, 6th 76B Doug Morris
Race 1 – 1st 46B Brent Reddington, 2nd 27B Wayne Melling, 3rd 24B Daniel Melling, 4th 3NZ Darren Melling, 5th 23B Shayne Melling, 6th 94B Jessie Pollock-Houston
Race 2 – 1st 27B, 2nd 46B, 3rd 23B, 4th 24B, 5th 99G Anton McKay, 6th 77B
Race 3 – 1st 27B, 2nd 46B, 3rd 23B, 4th 3NZ, 5th 24B, 6th 94B
Race 1 – 1st 29B Steve Martin, 2nd 27B Josh Smith, 3rd 43H Aaron Tonks, 4th 95B Tim Towler, 5th 92B Kevin Martin, 6th 66H Craig Marsh
Race 2 – 1st 7B Shane Laking, 2nd 43H, 3rd 66H, 4th 92B, 5th 33B Chace Rodda, 6th 95B Johnny Browne
Race 3 – 1st 95B Johnny Browne, 2nd 27B, 3rd 77B Chris Tout, 4th 66H, 5th 72B Sam Neil, 6th 43H
Race 1 – Group 1 – 1st 51B, 2nd 12B Group 2 – 1st 46A, 2nd 21B, 3rd 26B, 4th 68B
Race 2 – Group 2 – 1st 17, 2nd 5, 3rd 68 Group 2 – 1st 26B, 2nd 46A, 3rd 21B, 4th 12B
Race 3 – Group 1 – 1st 26B, 2nd 17, 3rd 68B Group 2 – 1st 46A, 2nd 21B, 3rd 12B, 4th 5
From the Eyes of Barry Sklenars…..
With Superstock entries from Auckland, Waikato, Gisborne, Rotorua, Palmerston North, Wanganui, Stratford, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch, the promise of a great race meeting was anticipated along with a dose of good Hawkes Bay weather.
54 cars fronted for the first night of qualifying (Friday), divided into three groups of 18 cars each.
As expected, the racing was fast and furious with all drivers trying to score maximum points in each of their three races, with 8 cars from each Group qualifying for the next night’s Finals.
Green Group resulted in a win to 71P Simon Joblin with 48 points, 2nd 581P Jordan Dare 46 points, 3rd 94P William Humphries 44 points, 4th equal 10G Peter Rees and 99A Carl Chestnut 40 points, 6th 31P Andy McCabe 35 points, 7th equal 10N Alex Bright and 66S Clint Hill 31 points.
Blue Group was won by 52P Scott Joblin 44 points, 2nd equal 38R Ken Hunter, 95P Clive Elliott, 118R Bryce Steiner & 591P Wayne Hemi all on 37 points, 6th equal 5M Blake Dykstra & 16B Steve Jude 36 points, 8th 74P Chev Taniwha 35 points.
White Group winner was 127G Ethan Rees 50 points, 2nd 85H Jared Wade 47 points, 3rd 1NZ Shane Harwood 46 points, 4th 2NZ Jason Long 44 points, 5th 31G Gary Davis 42 points, 6th 62P Adam Joblin 39 points, 7th 71P Shane Mellsop 38 points, 8th 57A Aidan Eustace 37 points.
24 of the 26 Finalists were confirmed.
The second night (Saturday) saw 5 cars withdraw from the Non Qualifiers Repercharge event, with 24 starters gridded up in Group points order.
97R Pat Westbury, (Blue Group) with 32 points started on pole, and 27B Shane Warner (Green Group) with 30 points started grid 2.
A good start by both cars saw Warner get a break on Westbury, with these two finishing in that order at flag time.
With Westbury and Warner filling the last two slots in the Finals grids, the race for the GP title was on.
Race One resulted in a win to 2NZ Jason Long, who started from grid 4. 62P Adam Joblin started grid 7 to finish 2nd with 591P Wayne Hemi the major mover starting from grid 17 and finishing in 3rd place. The other cars making great progress were 10G Peter Rees starting from grid 21 and finishing 6th, 4P Chad Ace starting from grid 25 to finish 7th and 52P Scott Joblin starting from grid 22 to finish 9th.
Race two again resulted in the early grids taking the major placings, with 94P William Humphries starting from grid 3 taking the win from 2nd placed 10G Peter Rees after starting from grid 8 and 581P Jordan Dare 3rd after starting from grid 9. The top points scorers after the first two races had 2NZ Jason Long on 47 points, 10G Peter Rees on 46 points, 591P Wayne Hemi on 44 points, 581P Jordan Dare on 43 points, 52P Scott Joblin on 41 points and 38R Ken Hunter on 40 points.
The third and final race was expected to produce some team tactics between friendly drivers, but this did not eventuate to any great extend.
One of the favourites was 10G Peter Rees who started from grid 11 and was running hot until a chasing 581P Jordan Dare spun Rees as he was exiting the pit corner late in the race. Rees consequently lost about 10 places by the time he re-entered the fray. Obviously Dare was trying to improve his mentor 591P Wayne Hemi’s chances in the title chase.
Meanwhile, the front runners were 118R Bryce Steiner who started from grid 6 and 16B Steve Jude starting from grid 2 – they finished in 1st and 2nd place.
The star of the race was a flying 94P William Humphries who started from grid 21 and finished in 3rd place. 2NZ Jason Long also finished in style after starting from grid 20 and finishing in 5th place. When all the points were tallied, Jason Long was declared the winner on 69 points, with 10G Peter Rees 2nd on 59 points, 94P William Humphries 3rd on 56 points, 591P Wayne Hemi 4th on 55 points, 16B Steve Jude 5th on 54 points and 1NZ Shane Harwood 6th on 53 points.
One of the hardest hitters noted was 10N Alex Bright who dished out several good ones.
There was no second tier competition for this event, with the non qualifiers racing in two Consolation events.
Results – Race One: 1st 96H Scott Redfern, 2nd 46B Quin Ryan, 3rd 87B Thomas Stanaway, 4th 84N Anthony McKenzie, 5th 45R Nick Vallance, 6th 599V Ron Tye.
Race Two: 1st 87B Thomas Stanaway, 2nd 29B Matt Demanser, 3rd 46B Quin Ryan, 4th 84N Anthony McKenzie, 5th 25B Regan O’Brien, 6th 54W Mike Pye.