Super Saloons and Teams Race Rip it up

AB_151121_0771The HB Hawkeyes Tamed the Wellington Wildcats in a thrilling teams race on Saturday night. 16B Steve Jude eventually took the flag, after 84B Mike McLachlan kept 321W Hilton Parker and 22W Richard Gaskin busy for most of the race, 41B Jason Long, who led from lap one spun out hitting 52W Paul Fairbrother, but then later redeemed himself by successfully blocking Wellingtons lead car 89W Dale Robertson allowing Steve Jude and 46B Quinn Ryan to run through and take the win for the Hawkeyes.
Bay Park’s Mark Osborne took out Round 2 of the Burger King Pro-Dirt Series, after a win and a 3rd place in his two heat races, Mark won the pole shuffle and opted for grid 2 to start the 25 lap feature race. After an eventful early part of the race where we saw Round 1 winner Chris Cowling roll through in pit turn and Mark Pitcher unfortunately picked up a puncture leaving him to retire to the infield. Hawkes Bay Local Boys Grant and Steve Flynn both had a strong Final, finishing 2nd & 4th respectively overall.
Ministocks had their Burger King sponsored Hawkes Bay Title up for grabs, a title well earned by 6B Jakob Flynn, taking a 3rd and two wins to claim the top prize, 42B Cameron Swift took 2nd and 11M Xavier Simmonds 3rd Place overall.
Production Saloons had their first outing on the Meeanee track, a well supported class with visitors from Wanagnui and Gisborne making up the numbers, Lloyd Stuart took first honours of a Win in the first heat with 53V John Pullan winning the 2nd and Feature races.
The Melling boys kept up the tradition of dominating the top spots in the Streetstock class with 24B Daniel Melling coming out on top in the Feature race.AB_151121_0016
Sidecar outfit of 28B Dave Black & Cole Petterson took out all 3 of their races leaving the other 5 outfits to share the minor placings.
Another competitor to hog the class “limelight” was 8B Craig Todd, taking 3 comfortable wins in the TQ’s, Gisborne contracted Ryan MacGregor bagging two 2nds and Auckland regular 87A Michael Gurnett two 3rds & a 4th.
Although a smaller field of Superstocks hit the track this week, the racing was still fast and furious, Dale Robertson taking the first win for the visitors with 66B Tony Meechan hot on his tail. Meechan took the win in the 2nd race with Hawkeye reserve Thomas Stanaway the Feature.

Race Results;

Burger King Pro-Dirt Super Saloons
Heat One – DRK Accounting v Edwards Transport 6B Grant Flynn, 9W Mark Pitcher, 53M Mark Hutchins, 1NZ Steve Flynn, 96A Lance Jennings,
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Heat Two – Edwards Transport v  Barclay Engravers 99A Shane McInteer, 9W Mark Pitcher, 16M Mark Osborne, 63A Nigel Mouat, 13B Mick Quin, 21H Steve Williams
Heat Three – Barclay Engravers v  DRK Accounting 16M Mark Osborne, 27M, 96A Lance Jennings, 71M Russel Donovan, 41M Terry Corrin, 43M John Roberts
Feature – 16M Mark Osborne, 6B Grant Flynn, 41M Terry Corrin, 1NZ Steve Flynn, 99A Lance Jennings, 63A Nigel Mouat

Race One – 89W Dale Robertson, 66B Tony Meechan, 87B Thomas Stanaway, 52W Paul Fairbrother, 16B Steve Jude, 46B Quinn Ryan
Race Two – 66B, 87B, 41B Jason Long, 16B, 22W Hilton Parker, 46B
Feature – 87B, 52W, 89W, 16B, 66B, 46B

Production Saloons
Race One – 34G Lloyd Stuart, 53V John Pullan, 71V Jason Pointon, 18G Niki Elmers, 74V Ben Huijs, 16B Margo Fairless
Race Two – 53V, 73V, 18G, 74V, 34G, 16B
Feature – 53V, 83G Dana Kingsbeer, 73V, 34G, 18G, 74V

Race One – 27B Wayne Melling, 24B Daniel Melling, 65B David Brand, 23B Shayne Melling, 5B Richard Houston, 46B Brent Redington
Race Two – 24B, 46B, 23B, 65B, 94B Jessie Pollock-Houston, 56B Glen Sheppard
Feature –  24B, 99G, 16B Ben Yeoman, 27B, 5B, 87B Davis Adams

Race One – 28B Dave Black / Cole Patterson, 21B Andrew McNarama / George Olsen, 26B Justin Lincoln / Adrain Orchard, 51B Kim Johnston / Kerry Johnston, 71B Seth Heard / Craig Hale
Race Two – 28B, 51B, 21B, 71B, 26B
Feature – 28B, 26B, 21B, 71B, 51B

Race One – 8B Craig Todd, 74G Ryan MacGregor, 87A Michael Gurnett, 47B David Wilson, 28B Christine Bargh, 32B Kris Gillies
Race Two – 8B, 47B, 17B Philip Plummer, 87A, 74G, 28B
Feature – 8B, 74G, 87A, 47B, 17B

MinistocksHawkes Bay Champs Sponsored by Burger King 
Race One- 42B Cameron Swift, 5B Regan Penn, 6B Jakob Flynn, 10B Ethan Dorward, 11M Xavier Simmonds, 44B Mike Hurst
Race Two – 6B, 42B, 10B, 65B Royden Hynd, 11M, 72B Bailey Warner
Race Three – 6B, 5B, 42B, 11M, 52B Dominique O’Brien, 72B

Hawkes Bay Ministock Champion 2015/16 – 6B Jakob Flynn :-)

NEXT MEETING – Saturday 5th December 7pm Start CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, Featuring the Oval Superstars Mini Sprint Series.







Next Meeting – Super Saloon Series Round 2 / Superstock Teams Race

Next Meeting – Saturday 21st November 7pm Start

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Round 2 of the Burger King Pro-Dirt Series

22 Super Saloon Competitors will be taking to the Meeanee track this weekend, including four former National Champions Mark Osborne, Mick Quin, Steve Williams and Brent Emerson, plus the current National Champion and local Hawkes Bay Competitor Steve Flynn.
Current North Island Champion 24A Ben Harding is leading the points tally with 257pts 9W Mark Pitcher 2nd on 254pts & former 1NZ Saloon Champion 27M Chris Cowling is in 3rd place on 250pts.

Other Classes Running;
Superstock Teams Race – Hawkeyes v Wildcats
HB Hawkeyes
Steve Jude
Mike McLachlan
Jason Long
Quinn Ryan
Thomas Stanaway
Wellington Wildcats
Dale Robinson
Richard Gaskin
Paul Fairbrother
Hylton Parker

Production Saloons

Public Gates open at 6pm
Racing Starts at 7pm
Pit Gate opens at 2pm for Competitors

Admission Prices;
Adults $15 (17 years upwards)
Child $10 (6-16 years) Student ID maybe required
5years & Under FREE
Family $40 (2 Adults 4 Kids)

Demo Derby Entry Forms will be available from the Pit Office or download here –
Ramp Derby Meeanee Entry Form
Ramp Derby Specs
Demo Derby Rules 2015 16


Fantastic Fireworks

A packed Crowd witnessed another Fantastic Annual Fireworks Spectacular Saturday night, which topped off another entertaining night of speedway racing action.

Stockcars ran two Memorial Trophy races in the first two heats, the first won by 86B Keith Hingston taking the Dave Foxall Trophy home and the Second a classy win by lady Stockcar driver 14B Jemma Palmer taking the John Coker Trophy. The Feature and final race won by Jemma’s father 74B Tony Palmer, 77B Jason Penn in second and some smart driving by 561B Ethan Anderson to take third.

5B Regan Penn continued his good form taking out two of the three Ministock races in a strong field of local and visiting cars, in which Regan’s younger cousin and son of Shane 7B Bradley Penn made his debut.

The TQ’s had some Auckland competition to keep the locals on their toes, 17A Hayden Guptil coming away with the win in the first heat and 87A Michael Gurnett taking the second, with local 8B Craig Todd taking second behind them both he then managed to pull out the win in the Feature race, Hayden Guptil second and 16A Ryan Barry in third.

Some good close racing from the Superstock class with their last heat of the night being the most entertaining, the newly named Hawkeyes team stirred things up a bit putting in some practice for their race match up against the Nelson Tigers next weekend.  While this was enfolding 136B Maddie Wise took his chance and came out with a well-deserved Feature race win, his first in a Superstock.

The Saloons and Super Saloons combined in “handicapped” starts, making the racing interesting as the Supers glided their way through the pack. Super Saloon of 13B Mick Quin making sure the Flynn brothers know they’re not necessarily going to have it all their own way come the Burger King Pro-Dirt Series on the 21st November here at Meeanee Speedway.

Next Meeting – BURGER KING PRO-DIRT SUPER SALOON SERIES featuring Superstock Teams Race HB Hawkeyes v  Saturday 21st November Wellington Wildcats 7pm Start


Race One – 6B Jakob Flynn, 77P Jamie Tinetti, 44B Mike Hirst, 10B Ethan Dorward, 5B Regan Penn, 24B Issac Fothergill, 15V Callum Sturzaker,
65B Roydon Hynd, 52B Dominique O’Brien, 42B Cameron Swift, 72B Bailey Warner, 97B Marshall Zachan, 88B Karlin Painter-Dudley, 51B Sophie Johnston,
12B Ryan Dorward, 7B Bradley Penn, 8B Lauren Swift, 19B Candice Hill
Race Two – 5B, 6B, 44B, 10B, 42B, 77P
Race Three – 5B, 6B, 42B, 15V, 77P, 10B,

Race One – 17A Hayden Guptil, 8B Craig Todd, 16A Ryan Barry, 32A Chris Gillies, 47B David Wilson, 74G Ryan MacGregor
Race Two – 87A Michael Gurnett, 8B, 17A, 74G, 32B, 47B
Race Three – 8B, 17A, 16A, 87A, 47B 74G

Race One – 66B Tony Meechan, 41B Jason Long, 46B Quinn Ryan, 87B Thomas Stanaway, 29B Matt Demanser, 86B Marty Cooke
Race Two – 46B, 87B, 136B Maddie Wise, 41B, 29B, 66B
Race Three – 136B, 15B Willie Rogers, 29B, 86B, 66B, 12B Tim Bartholomew

Race One – 86B Keith Hingston, 74B Tony Palmer, 14B Jemma Palmer, 22B Raymond Christenson, 88B Shane Adams, 15B Michael Smith
Race Two – 14B Jemma Palmer, 86B, 74B, 96B Brandon Symes, 68B Tony Darroch, 16B Brett Loveridge
Race Three – 74B, 77B Jason Penn, 261B Ethan Anderson, 14B, 96B, 16B Michael Smith

Race One – 57P Calvin Honore, 7S Richard Dreaver, 29B Steven Martin, 27B Josh Smith, 95B Tim Towler
Race Two – 29B, 95B, 57P, 7S, 27B, 14B George Hildred
Race Three – 7S, 27B, 95B, 57P, 14B

Race One – 6B Grant Flynn, 13B Mick Quin, 1NZ Steve Flynn, 12B Peter Black, 72B Darren Melling
Race Two – 1NZ, 13B, 6B, 12B, 72B
Race Three – 1NZ, 13B, 72B




Fireworks Spectacular this weekend Saturday 7th November….some say a date not to be missed on the Speedway Calendar!
This week we will have Vaughan and the boys from Lack-A-Traction Motorsport putting on a demonstration on the new Burn out pad. The first Competition will be held on 28th November, so if you want to know what all the fuss is all about come along and catch a preview Saturday night.
Five times NZ Karting Champ Maddie Wise will make his Superstock debut this week, Maddie will be running Mac Kwok’s Super Tank this season, he got his first taste of Superstock racing in last season’s Under 25’s Competition here at Meeanee. So it will be interesting to see how he will fair with our local “Big Guns”.
A Full Field of Ministocks are expected, local driver Regan Penn top points leader both here at Meeanee and Palmerston North will be keen to stay on top. An impressive first meeting by one of our youngest drivers, Ethan Dorward will also be looking to increase his 9 points total.
The Stockcar boys and girls will have a chance to catch up on their own points tally this week with 66B Randal Tarrant away Teams Racing in the South Island with the KB Cowboys.
TQ 1NZ Duane Todd making his first outing this season, will have to pull out all the stops to catch Cousin Craig’s 28 points, and it was good to see lady racer Christine Bargh back on track too after taking a season off.
Everyone’s favourite Saloon driver “Hotdog” George Hildred would have been pleased with his bag of points on opening night and I’m sure he will be keen on keeping up his good run this week. Grant Flynn will be back in his Super Saloon to help keep his Brother Steve honest and on his toes before the opening meeting of the Pro-Dirt Series gets underway.

Entry Forms for the RAMP DERBY on 28th December 2015 are now available, remember to pick one up at the Pit Office.
Ramp Derby Meeanee Entry Form Demo Derby Rules 2015 16Ramp Derby Specs

Classes running;
Superstocks / Stockcars / TQ’s / Saloons / Ministocks
Public Gates open at 6pm
Racing Starts at 7pm
Pit Gate opens at 2pm for Competitors

Admission Prices;
Adults $15 (17 years upwards)
Child $10 (6-16 years) Student ID maybe required
5years & Under FREE
Family $40 (2 Adults 4 Kids)

See you There!


Opening Show Night

AB_151025_292It was a great night for opening night season speedway action at Meeanee Speedway last night. A big crowd turned out to watch some good fields of cars and bikes.
Although the track was a little trying at times, each class put on a spectacular night of entertainment. From our Junior Ministock racers to the Big Guns of the Superstocks, there was action in every race.

Our first Roll over of the season went to Superstock 81B Sam Bartholomew, who unfortunately got tagged by 87B Thomas Stanaway and 29B Matt Demanser in a crowded first entry through pit turn.
Superstock racing was hard and fast all night and it was good to see some out of town competitors supporting our opening night too.

TQ newcomer 9B Mark Goodgame also found himself looking at the track from an upside down position, clipping the wall sending him into the air.
As the NZ TQ Grand Prix draws closer you can expect to see bigger fields of these guys, bigger the fields the bigger the Action.

The 17 car field of Stockcars put on a good show, with no one really outshining the other first off, which makes for good competition as the seaAB_151025_376son goes on.

Ministock 5B Regan Penn started where he left off last season, dominating the class taking out the Ministock overall Show Night Trophy award.

Sidecars unfortunately only got the one run due to uneven track conditions but we look forward to seeing them battle it out next meeting.

77B Chris Tout took out the Feature win for the Saloon class making sure visitor 8G David Moorcroft didn’t have it all his own way.

Next Meeting is the FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR Saturday 7th November 7pm Start
See you There!


Race One – 5B Regan Penn, 42B Cameron Swift, 44B Michael Hirst, 6B Jakob Flynn, 10B Ethan Dorward, 52B Dominique O’Brien
Race Two – 5B, 6B, 10B, 42B, 97B Marshall Zachan, 14B Courtney Hatton
Race Three – 42B, 5B, 6B, 44B Michael Hirst, 97B, 10B
Overall Show Night Trophy Winners – 5B Regan Penn, 42B Cameron Swift, 6B Jacob Flynn
Race One – 27B Wayne Melling, 16B Ben Yeoman, 24B Daniel Melling, 23B Shayne Melling, 5B Richard Houston, 46B Brent Redington
Race Two – 24B, 46B, 94B Jessie Pollock-Houston, 23B, 16B, 27B
Race Three – 16B, 27B, 46B, 24B, 5B, 23B
Overall Show Night Trophy Winners – 16B Ben Yeoman, 24B Daniel Melling, 27B Wayne Melling
Race One – 2NZ Jayden Ward, 77B Jason Penn, 66B Randal Tarrant, 74B Tony Palmer, 67G Jason Lovell, 96B Brendon Symes
Race Two – 2NZ, 77P Scott Penn, 66B, 67G, 96B, 14B Jemma Palmer
Race Three – 67G, 66B, 14B, 25B Bryce Cross, 96B, 77B
Overall Show Night Trophy Winners – 66B Randal Tarrant, 67G Jason Lovell, 2NZ Jayden Ward
Race One – 2NZ Peter Bengston, 71P Shane Melsop, 87B Thomas Stanaway, 66B Tony Meechan, 46B Quin Ryan, 96B Murray Long
Race Two – 2NZ, 87B,46B, 96B Jason Long, 16B Steve Jude, 71P
Race Three – 96B, 46B, 2NZ, 16B, 87B, 71P
Overall Show Night Trophy Winners – 2NZ Peter Bengston, 87B Thomas Stanaway, 46B Quin Ryan
Race One – 8B Craig Todd, 32B Kris Gillies, 74G Ryan MacGregor, 87A Michael Gurnett, 47B David Wilson, 17B Phillip Plummer, 28B Christine BarghAB_151025_138
Race Two – 74G, 47B, 8B, 87A, 28B
Race Three – 8B, 47B, 74G, 87A, 28B
Overall Show Night Trophy Winners – 8B Craig Todd, 74G Ryan MacGregor, 47B David Wilson
Race One – 8G Dave Moorcroft, 77B Chris Tout, 29B Steven Martin, 14B George Hildred, 42R Steve Goodwin, 95B Tim Towler
Race Two – 8G, 77B, 29B, 27B Josh Smith, 14B, 42R
Race Three – 77B, 8G, 27B, 14B
Super Saloons
Race One – 1NZ Steve Flynn, 72B Darren Melling, 12AKristin Vermenlen
Race Two – 1NZ, 12A, 72B
Race Three – 1NZ, 12A, 72B
Race One – 28B Dave Black/Cole Petterson, 8G Rob Millar/Hamish White, 21B Andrew McNamara/George Olsen, 26B Justin Lincoln/Adrian Orchard, 51B Kim Johnston/Kerry Johnston, 5B Joel McGhie/Jeremy Pruckmuller


Opening Tonight

Well the day has finally arrived….and what a Beautiful day for Speedway!
We hope you are ready for some high octane, close and fast racing because we definitely are!
Its a Full race programme tonight with action from Superstocks, Stockcars, Streetstocks, Saloons, Sidecars, Ministocks and TQ’s
Gate entry fees;
Adult $15
Child $10 (6-16 year) Under 5 FREE
Family $40 ( 2 Adults 4 Kids)

Public Gates open at 6pm
Racing Starts at 7pm
Pit Gate Open at 2pm

All the usual yummy food stalls will be there to tempt your taste buds too!
So get there early for a good seat and we look forward to seeing you Trackside!


Could all competitors planning to practice on Wednesday 21st October please have your transmitters charged.

Mentor Programme

Mentor Programme will be held in the Clubrooms at 6.00 pm Monday 19th October.
If you wish to race this Season and haven’t raced before you need to attend.
More information please ring Tony Darroch 027 868 7502 or 845 3868

Practice Cancelled

Practice this Wednesday 14th October has been cancelled.

Due to the Lights being erected in the Track before concreting on Thursday Morning at 7.30am.