Green Sheeting / On-Line Licensing


ONE DAY ONLY at the TrackAll Classes
Saturday 15th October Between 1pm – 4pm

Be on time and be patient our Scrutineers are ALL Volunteers and do this for you the Competitors in their Own time.

Any Questions or Concerns, Please contact Dave Hatton – Chief Scrutineer

Class Scrutineers:-
MINI STOCKS – Dave Hatton Ph. 0278921763
STOCKCARS / SUPERSTOCKS – Tony Melling Ph.0274767219
SALOONS / SUPER SALOONS – Derek Childs Ph. 0274548158
SIDE CARS / SOLOS – Kim Johnson Ph. 0211510429

MONDAY 17th October 5pm – 9pm
TUESDAY 18th October 5pm – 9pm


Looking forward to Seeing you All There!


Speedway New Zealand Licensing Now on-line;

SNZ Online Licence Fees 2016/17:

  • Adult Competitor – National Class $250
  • Adult Competitor – Regional Class $200
  • Adult Competitor – Derby / Streetcar $100
  • Adult Competitor Div II track (Westport) $100
  • Youth Competitor – $150
  • Additional class endorsement $50 each
  • Training only $100
  • Vintage $100
  • General Membership $100

You WILL need to join the Hawkes Bay Speedway Club at the same time;

Club Membership Youth $105
Club Membership Adult $150



REMEMBER – Sign Up Night This Thursday 15th September 2016
at HB Speedway Club Rooms.
Licencing and Mentor Programme for: New Ministock competitors, AND New Adult class competitors *This Includes any competitor returning to racing that has not raced or held a full season licence since 2011.
All other current competitors licencing for the new season.
Please note:
Licence fee and club memberships need to be paid separately. Cash or Cheque only. Sorry NO Eftpos.
SNZ youth licences $170
SNZ adult prod Saloon $220
SNZ adult other classes $270
Club membership youth $105
Club membership adult $150
Any queries contact Melissa Collier SNZ or Debbie Melling HB Club Treasurer.
See you All on Thursday!

2016/2017 Speedway Calendar & Sign-up Night

This Seasons Race Calendar is now available in the page “Tab” above 🙂

*Confirmed Practice dates-:
MONDAY 17th October 5pm – 9pm
TUESDAY 18th October 5pm – 9pm

SIGN UP Night (One night only before Opening night!) – Thursday 15th September 7.30pm @HB Speedway Clubrooms
*Can we please have all New Drivers (All Classes) this season to please attend a meeting at the earlier time of 6.30pm to register for their new Mentor Programme and licencing contracts. SNZ officials will be available to answer any questions you have.
All other Drivers please come along and complete licencing from 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Any queries re the Mentor Programme please contact Melissa Collier, SNZ Steward on 021 1445893
**Note- Licencing will be available online if you are unable to make this date (for current drivers) or you can contact Melissa direct prior to sign up night.


The days are flying by! …… Are you ready?


July Update

HB Speedway Club AGM
Hawkes Bay Speedway Club Committee Board Members 2016/2017

President – James Buckrell
Vice President – Craig Todd
Secretary – Dion Best
Treasurer – Debbie Melling

Mark Alexander
Peter Black
Geoff Bicknell
Andrew Heard
Philippa Jones
Steven Martin
Shayne Melling
Bruce Salisbury

Welcome and we look forward to good things going forward this coming season.

WORKING BEE’S will be starting soon, not just at the track but in many workshops and sheds. Keep an eye on this website and the Meeanee Speedway facebook page for further information, dates and times.

A plan is in place for the upgrade of the Pits lighting and parking improvement, we look forward to hearing more as the season approaches.

Our New Season Race Calendar is not far away from confirmation but just a couple of Important dates to put in your diary now.

SIGN UP Night – Thursday 15th September 7.30pm @HB Speedway Clubrooms






The Results are in and a Huge Congratulations to all our Hawkes Bay 2016 Speedway New Zealand Awards Winners and Finalists!

Regan Penn – Competitor of the Year for Youth Mini Stocks
Jason Penn – Competitor of the Year for Stockcars
Mike Wilson – Track Announcer of the Year
Meeanee Speedway – Most Improved Speedway of the Year



May / June Update – HB Club Prize Giving

HB Speedway Club Prize Giving

Prize Giving – Saturday 11th June @Brookfields Winery

Tickets $50pp
Available from;
Geoff Bicknell @Onekawa Auto Super Shoppe
James Buckrell @BJ’s Cafe & Bake house Hastings
Craig Todd @Efficient Moving & Storage

SNZ Awards 2016
Meeanee Speedway Promotions and HB Speedway Club are proud to be Finialists in some of this years Speedway New Zealand Awards 2016.

Check out all the Finalists at

We wish the Very Best of Luck to everyone and Go The Bay!


A “Snip it” from the NZ Super Saloon/TQ GP Programme……. I think 98% of Wives, Partners, Girlfriends go through this at least once in a Speedway Season!

                                                                            THE MISSIZ VIEW

Are you doing the New Zealand’s this year?…. “Yeah nah maybe dunno will see how the car goes” the frustrating reply to a simple question asked innocently around October every year.
And so the journey begins to that all important meeting on the Speedway Calendar.
Ok so not everyone is an expert but most can figure the fact that when the engine doesn’t make backfire and missing sounds and the fact that he hadn’t hit the wall meant the car was going ok. So you once again bring up the subject of travelling and should you book the ferry and maybe some accommodation.  Never really getting an answer but a mumbled something about giving it a couple of meetings then possibly.  Thinking what a blessing it is that the date has changed because somewhere between the series rounds, club nights, kids sports and Christmas you have misplaced November and December then realising you only have a couple of months until the New Zealand Champs to get everything sorted.
Time to put on the grumpy voice and demanding to know if you were going and who in the way of crew were coming with us.  Getting promised he would let you know in the next couple of days after he checked with the crew.  Fast forward 2 weeks and you really start to get grumpy. This time action…..straight on the phone to the crew.  Yep 1 crew, no extras.  Awesome. Then the kids inform you they don’t want to go because one has a sports tournament and the other can’t be bothered. Makes it easy.  A motel for 3 please. 4 hours on the computer later, available, wotif=nothing available, aatravel=nothing available.  You Start to stress.  Bookabatch=nothing available, available. Panic sets in.  You give up on finding accommodation and book the ferry instead.
Next day decide that you really must find some accommodation so this time using the phone and after 8 calls find a studio unit with plenty of parking (you hope!). Now to relax for a few weeks.
Most women like to make lists. Lists of what needs to be done, what needs to be packed, what has been done and what needs to go on the lists that have already been made.
With a week to go the list of things to do goes something like this:  Arrange someone to feed the animals, find someone to look after the kids, wash race gear, check and repack track bag, pack clothes for both kids, pack clothes for us, fuel up tow vehicle, buy road user charges, buy animal food, find chilly bin, get ice, take snacks etc.
His list on the garage wall says oil change, check wheel bearings on trailer, pack spares.  Seriously is that it??? Want to swap jobs?
Kids are off to whoever you have farmed them out to and the day arrives.  Alarm goes off at 2am (Yawn), get up and make the coffee, pack the cold drinks and food in the chilly bin, load up the bags, pick up the crew and head off.  Stop for a break whether it’s on the road or at the ferry terminal, you always catch up with a few more “teams” heading in the same direction. So the drivers and crew wander off for a chat while you make a coffee and repack the provisions.
The rest of the trip goes something like did you pack me a jacket? Have we got any cold drink? What time did you tell the motel people we would get there; what time do we have to be at scruitineering? Blah blah blah.  So you try and have a sleep in the back seat, sleepily mumble “Wake me up when we get there”.
Made it.  Motel has plenty of parking for a small car per unit.  He gets grumpy at you because you should have got a place with more room.  Once the parking is sorted out mainly thanks to the people in 3 other units who are here to watch and will now park on the road. You unpack and head to the track.  Get grumped at because you’ve run out of bottles of water, because his scrutineering card isn’t filled in and because he is getting nervous, So you just make like a Madagascar penguin and smile and wave.
So he Qualified…. Yes! Let the next days stress begin. Better clean the race gear, repack and go buy more water.
Finals night is a repeat of qualifying, only just a higher level of stress. Then he makes it on to the podium.
You’re So proud.  Can’t wait for the speech!
Him:  Yeah um I want to thank all my sponsors, my crew and everyone involved for putting on a really great track and a great meeting.  Thanks to all the other competitors and spectators. Um congrats to the other place getters. Um yeah thanks.
Someone yells don’t forget to thank ya Missiz…..
Hell Yes remember to Thank your supportive partner guys because she is already making lists and looking forward to going along to Cromwell next year for a relaxing weekend away (yeah right)!







Grande Finale goes off with a Bang!

An packed house witnessed some spectacular racing action in the last meeting of the 2015/16 Speedway Season!
Autumn National Superstock action a plenty, Kuru Cup Stockcar stiring to the max, Smooth racing from the Gold Cup Saloons, High powered Hawkes Bay action from the Super Saloons, and to support them Streetstocks, Minstocks and Solo Bikes. Followed by a Stunning Fireworks Display.


superstock winners

1st 971P Jaydan Ward
2nd 2NZ Jason Long
3rd 10G Peter Rees
4th 16B Steve Jude
5th 45R Nick Valance

Stockcar winners

1st 96B Brandon Symes
2nd 81B Jason Jones
3rd 67P Alec Wilson
4th 115B Grant Hollyman
5th 992P Taylor Lampp

Saloon winners

1st 77G Dan Cook
2nd 76G Ethan Cook
3rd 24w Gary Marshall
4th 17B Sam Croy
5th 57P Calvin Honare

Super saloon winners

1st 6B Grant Flynn
2nd 2NZ Grahame Strong
3rd 12A Kristin Vermeulen

Race 1 – 27B Wayne Melling, 46B Brent Reddington, 24B Daniel Melling, 3NZ Darren Melling, 5B Richard Houston, 77B Taylor Emmerson
Race 2 – 46B, 27B, 5B, 23B Shayne Melling, 67B Josh Sheppard, 24B
Race 3 – 27B, 3NZ, 77B, 18W Clive Rogers, 67B, 5B

Race 1 – 65B Royden Hynd, 21G Bailey Curtis, 44B Mike Hurst, 14G Tristain Johnson, 5B Regan Penn, 16G Hamish Moore
Race 2 – 85S Brad Uhlenburgh, 16G, 42B Cameron Swift, 44B, 21G, 8S Erin Uhlenburgh
Race 3 – 5B, 97B Marshall Zachan, 16G, 8S, 65B, 52B Dom O’Brien

Season Grande Finale

Motorworks Logo

Saturday 30th April

Pit Gate Opens at 1.30pm

Admission Prices;
Adults $25 (17 years upwards)
Child $10 (6-16 years) Student ID maybe required
5years & Under FREE
Family $60 (2 Adults 4 Kids)


Superstock Entries
2NZ        Jason Long
4P           Chad Ace
6B           Mike Groome
9B           Adam Groome
10G        Peter Rees
11B         Matt Titter
14B         Dave Hatton
16B         Steve Jude
17B         Kylye Trengrove
22B         Zach Lawrence
25B         Kairyn O’Brien
27B         Shane Warner
31P         Andy McCabe
38M        Ross Ashby
42H         Berine Fox
44R         Jason Redinger
45R         Nick Vallance
52P         Scott Joblin
63R         Steve Flower
65R         Mark Flower
66B         Tony Meechan
71P         Shane Mellsop
72P         Simon Joblin
74G         Stan Charman
84B         Mike McLachlan
86B         Marty Cooke
87B         Thomas Stanaway
95P         Clive Elliott
97R         Pat Westbury
98M         Mark Costello
118R       Bryce Steiner
126G      Asher Rees
127G      Ethan Rees
136B       Maddie Wise
282S       Phil Ogle
971P       Jayden Ward

Stockcar Entries
1NZ Jason Penn
9B   Stacey Smith
14B Jemma Palmer
15B Michael Smith
16B Brett Loveridge
21B Josh Swannell
22B Ray Christenson
25B Bryce Cross
44B Peter Greaves
56B Hayden Barnett
61B David Steel
67B Stuart Smith
68B Tony Darroch
74B Tony Palmer
76B Ben Milne
81B Jason Jones
83B Jeff Hart
88B Shane Adams
96B Brandon Symes
115B Grant Hollyman
261B Ethan Anderson

Super Saloon Entries
2NZ Grahame Strong
5B    Steve Flynn
6B    Grant Flynn
33B  Chase Rodder
72B  Darren Melling
31P  Rod Clifton
21W  Donald Gregory
24W  Martin Halcrow
42W  Alan Jacob
12A  Kristin Vermeulen
92M  Scott Hayward
7M   Brent Emerson TBC


Rascals take out the Peter Barry Teams

CONGRATULATIONS to the Rotorua Rascals, taking out the Peter Barry Stockcar Teams Event 2016!
Some hard hits, great racing and most of all wonderful sportsmanship by all made for a great weekend of Stockcar Team Action.
The Final was one of two halves, with Stratford making the break first then Rotorua finding and taking over the leaders and sucessfully grabbing the chequered flag for the Win.
Hawkes Bay Superstocks was all action, going down to the final heat, with a little bit of stirring and some blocking tactics adding to the final out come. 16B Steve Jude taking the title by just one point over 22B Zach Lawrence and a runoff for 3rd between 87B Thomas Stanaway and 97R Pat Westbury. Thomas out smarting Westbury to take 3rd place overall.
Streetstock 46B Brent Redington had a third and two wins to take home the Best Pairs title with his partner 56B Josh Shepherd.
The TQ feature race was taken out by Aucklands 97A Josh Melrose.

Overall Winners – Peter Barry Teams
1st Rotorua Rascals
2nd Stratford Stormers
3rd Auckland Alley Cats
4th Meeanee Maulers
5th Wanganui Vulcans

6th Highest Points v 5th Highest Points – Wanganui Vulcans v Palmerston Pumas
1st 669V Brendon Tye – Wanganui Win and take 5th Place

1st Highest Points v 4th Highest Points – Rotorua Rascals v Meeanee Maulers
1st 385R Damien Orr – Rotorua through to Final for 1st/2nd

2nd Highest Points v 3rd Highest Points – Stratford Stormers v Auckland Alley Cats
1st 21S Todd Duthie – Stratford Stromers through to Final for 1st/2nd

Race for 3rd & 4th Place Overall – Auckland Alley Cats v Meeanee Maulers
1st 383 Gary Lonergan – Auckland Win and take 3rd Place

Race for 1st & 2nd Place Overall – Rotorua Rascals v Stratford Stormers
1st 385R Damian Orr – Rotorua Win and take 1st Place

Hawkes Bay Superstocks
1st Steve Jude
2nd Zach Lawrence
3rd Thomas Stanaway

Heat 1 – 118 Bryce Steiner, 66B Tony Meechan, 86B Marty Cooke, 16B Steve Jude, 14B Dave Hatton, 87B Thomas Stanaway
Heat 2 – 23B Wayne Talbot, 87B, 22B Zach Lawrence, 16B, 87R Pat Westbury, 66B
Heat 3 – 45R Nick Valance, 22B, 16B, 97R, 23B, 9B Adam Groome
Run Off for 3rd Place – 87B, 97R

Streetstock Best Pairs
1st 46B Brent Reddington / 56B Josh Shepherd
2nd 65B Dave Brand / 68B Ben Darroch
3rd 23B Shayne Melling / 7B Al Howatson

Heat 1 – 24B Daniel Melling, 3NZ Darren Melling, 46B Brent Redington, 65B Dave Brand, 23B Shayne Melling, 5B Richard Houston
Heat 2 – 46B, 27B Wayne Melling, 23B, 65B, 7B Allistair Howatson, 68B Ben Darroch
Heat 3 – 46B, 23B, 24B, 5B, 27B, 68B

Race 1 – 74G Ryan MacGregor, 6B Duane Todd, 87A Michael Gurnett, 32B Kris Gillies, 16A Ryan Barry, 9A Rachel Melrose
Race 2 – 6B, 9A, 32B, 16A, 74G, 97A Josh Melrose
Race 3 – 97A, 16A, 32B, 6B, 74G, 9A

Stockcars Consolation Races
Race 1 – 16B Brett Loveridge, 669 Brendon Tye, 16H Malcolm Read, 99V Ron Tye, 89V Blair Lockett, 171 Stacey Smith
Race 2 – 35P David Lowe, 32P Alex Wilson, 35V Shaun Wild, 79G Bryce Harding, 14B Shane Bracken, 16H
Race 3 – 669, 32P, 471 Hayden Barnett, 33P Taylor Lamp, 52V Francis Potaka, 35V


Qualifying Results

Some hard hitting team battles last night in the Peter Barry Team Event….


TOP 4 through to the Finals
Rotorua Rascals
Stratford Stormers
Auckland Alley Cats
Meeanee Maulers
Palmerston Pumas and Wanganui Vulcans will race for 5th & 6th Place

Rotorua Rascals v Waikato Raiders
1st 538 Brent Stewart
2nd 583 Mike Hohneck
3rd 853 Dary Meurant
4th 21H Tyson Woottan
5th 28H Jessie Wabster

Stratford Stormers v Wanganui Vulcans
1st 72S Beven Phillips
2nd 669V Brendon Tye
3rd 32S Mark Duthie
4th 98V  Steve Read
5th 99V Ron Tye

Palmerston North Pumas v Orange Roughies
1st  35P David Lowe
2nd 33P Taylor Lamp
3rd 471 Hayden Barnett
4th 32P Alec Wilson
5th 34P Hamish McLoad

Auckland Alley Cats v Meeanee Maulers
1st 388 Troy Power
2nd 81B Randal Tarrant
3rd 883 Marc McNabb
4th 338 Keegan Orr
5th 88B Beatle Tarrant

Stratford Stormers v Waikato Raiders
1st 72S Beven Phillips
2nd 84S Hayden Barker
3rd 24H Larry Henderson
4th 47S Damien Hiestand
5th 44H Marc Cardwell

Rotorua Rascals v Wanganui Vulcans
1st 538  Brent Stewart
2nd 583  Mike Hohneck
3rd 669V Brendon Tye
4th 385 Damien Orr
5th 52V Francis Potaka

Auckland Alley Cats v Orange Roughies
1st 388 Troy Power
2nd 471 Hayden Barnett
3rd 833 Don Mac
4th 671 Michael Smith
5th 883 Marc McNabb

Meeanee Maulers v Palmerston North Pumas
1st 81B Randal Tarrant
2nd 85B Josh Swannell
3rd 35P David Lowe
4th 86b Mike McLachlan
5th 88B Beatle Tarrant

Production Saloons – Results
Race 1 – 17G Anton McKay, 27B Gregg Redington, 19B Brendon Zachan, 5B Richard Houston, 6B Tyler Anstis
Race 2 – 25B Ethan Cross, 19B, 27B, 17G, 10B Brandon Lawrence, 6B
Race 3 – 16B Shayne Melling, 19B, 17G, 25B, 6B, 5B

Support Classes;
Superstocks Hawkes Bay Champs
Stockcars Consolation Races


Pit Gate Opens at 2pm

Admission Prices;
Adults $25 (17 years upwards)
Child $10 (6-16 years) Student ID maybe required
5years & Under FREE
Family $60 (2 Adults 4 Kids)