The 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.
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.
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,
43M John Roberts
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
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
Ministocks – Hawkes 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.