Some Awesome Hawkes Bay Side Car Action at Meeanee Speedway leading up to their National Title, which is to be Held on 5/6th January 2018.
The Track was again perfect for them, producing some Good Fast and Hard Racing from all 16 Bikes.
19V John Hannan & Bryce Rose took the meeting out with Three Wins out of Three, Possibly the one to beat come the New Year???…… Hold that Thought!
Top Three Overall
1st 19V John Hannon / Bryce Rose
2nd 34V Aaron Rose/Bailee Ross
3rd 21B Andrew McNamara / George Olsen
And a Good Team WIN for our Hawkes Bay Hawkeyes against the Wellington Wild Cats! Randal Tarrant taking the Chequered Flag for the Boys on his Debut in a Superstock Team Race 🙂
GO THE BAY!
Race Results ….
HAWKES BAY SIDE CAR CHAMPS
A – 1st 22G 22G Jason Rees / Callum Innes, 2nd 12B Daniel Satherley / Craig Hale, 3rd 89P Wayne Lett/Ben Franklin, 4th Wayne Lett/Ben Franklin
B – 1st 34V Aaron Roase / Bailee Ross, 2nd 51B Kim Johnston / Kerry Johnston, 3rd 62V Craig Scott (cudge) Kristie Wackindene, 4th 52B Stuart Priest / Albert Cookson
C – 1st 19V John Hannan / Bryce Rose, 2nd 28B Dave Black / Cole Petterson, 3rd 3NZ Russell Stuart / Andrew Parker, 4th 68B Jeremy Pruckmuller / Steve Pruckmuller
D – 1st 26B Justin Lincoln / Adrian Orchard, 2nd 21B Andrew McNamara / George Olsen, 3rd 27A Dylan Moohan / Tyler Berger
Heat Two A – 1st 19V, 2nd 62V, 3rd 12B
B – 1st 21B, 2nd 34V, 3rd 3NZ, 4th 89P
C – 1st 21P
D – 1st 28B, 2nd 51B, 3rd 27A
Heat Three A – 1st 34V, 2nd 12B
B – 1st 62V, 2nd 89P
C – 1st 19V, 21B, 3rd 21P, 4th 51B
D – 1st 3NZ, 2nd 52B, 3rd 22G
Hawkeyes v Wild Cats – Superstock Teams Race
1st – 66B Randal Tarrant
2nd – 5W Keegan Levien
3rd – 22B Zach Lawrence
4th – 321W Hilton Parker
5th – 52B Regan O’Brien
Heat One – 1st 11B Mathew Titter, 2nd 66B Randal Tarrant, 3rd 22W Richard Gaskin, 4th 41B Jason Long, 5th 46B Quin Ryan, 6th 97R Pat Westbury
Heat Two – 1st 98B Quintin Butcher, 2nd 136B Maddie Wise, 3rd 41B, 4th 7W Shane Davis, 5th 87B Thomas Stanaway, 6th 52B Regan O’Brien
Feature – 1st 41B, 2nd 136B, 3rd 22W, 4th 87B, 5th 8B Clayon Hagen, 6th 7W
Heat One – 1st 25B Byrce Cross, 2nd 76B Ben Milne, 3rd 96B Brandon Symes, 4th 261B Ethan Anderson, 5th 115B Grant Hollyman, 6th 74B Tony Palmer
Heat Two – 1st 5B Regan Penn, 2nd 115B, 3rd 14B Jemma Palmer, 4th 74B, 5th 9B Stacey Smith, 6th 25B
Feature – 1st 25B, 2nd 5B, 3rd 261B, 4th 32B, 5th 74B, 6th 14B
Heat One – 1st 97B Marshall Zachan, 2nd 14B Courtney Hatton, 3rd 94W Ethan Donohue, 4th 12W Sam Parker, 5th 6R Liam Reid, 6th 42B Lauren Swift
Heat Two – 1st 97B, 2nd 94W, 3rd 99B Jacob Buckrell, 4th12W, 5th 42B, 6th 14B
Feature – 1st 6R, 2nd 97B, 3rd 94W, 4th 14B, 5th 14W, 6th 72B
Heat One – 1st 27B Josh Smith, 2nd 29B Steve Martin, 3rd 92B Kevin Martin, 4th 42B Steve Goodwin, 5th 14B George Hildred
Heat Two – 1st 92B, 2nd 27B, 3rd 29B, 4th 9B Chris Mahoney, 5th 14B, 6th 42B
Feature – 1st 27B, 2nd 9B, 3rd 14B, 4th 42B
Rep’s Race Reports …..
Stockcars – Andrew
Race one was won by 25B Bryce Cross with a last lap pass over Ben Milne. Both drivers showing good speed with fast cars chasing three seconds behind
Race two was won by 5B Regan Penn after a DNF race one keeping him in the points race
Feature race was a Nail Biting Race, Taken out by Cross closely followed by Regan Penn who tried but couldn’t quite get there on the last corner, 261B Ethan Anderson coming home in third. This means Regan has taken the points lead off 261B Ethan Anderson after attracting some attention from 96B Brandon Symes trolling the pole line in practice for teams racing. Another driver to keep an eye on as a first season Stockcar driver is 8B Thomas Rumble who is having a lot of fun in the class and is learning to use his bumper and it looks like Bryce Cross may have found his reliability and got his speed back finally. A Good Nights Racing by All.
Saloons – Tracey
A Great meeting for the Saloons last night with race two seeing an amazing battle between the Martin brothers and Josh Smith. 6 laps of the three cars with barely an inch between them all fighting for the pass to take the lead. Kevin managed to hold off the other two and take the Win.
It was also great to see action down the rear end of the field, three of them having a battle of there own over the three races with Steve Goodwin pushing hard to be the best of the rest having his 2nd place taken from him with a slip to the grass.
Cant wait to see what action the Hawkes Bay Champs will bring.
Superstocks – Barry
Superstocks really turned on the entertainment, with action aplenty all night. 21 cars in total included the Wellington Wildcats 5 cars, Rotorua 3 cars and 13 locals. Locals returning to the fold for their first night were Thomas Stanaway (87B) with his brand new car, Regan O’Brien (52B), Jason Long (41B), and Adam Groome (9B). Maddie Wise (136B) returned from his work base in Christchurch especially for this race meeting.
The first race scheduled was the Hawkes Bay Hawkeyes, Regan O’Brien (52B), Quintin Butcher (98B), Randal Tarrant (66B), Zach Lawrence (22B) and Adam Groome (9B) reserve car, versus Wellington Wildcats, Hilton Parker (321W), Richard Gaskin (22W), Regan Levien (5W), Dave Hughes (16W) and Shane Davis (7W) reserve.
This Teams Race was supposed to be a “friendly” affair but turned out rather harshly for some of the competitors after assessing the damage afterwards.
Quintin Butcher (98B) was set upon from race start by two Wildcat cars and suffered left front wheel and stub axle damage.
However he continued to circulate and disrupted the Wildcat cars at reduced speed wherever possible – he was supposed to be the flyer.
Regan O’Brien also spent the race in blocking mode, causing a fair amount of mayhem to the Wildcats.
Meanwhile, new Hawkeye Randal Tarrant (66B) seized the moment right from the start to leap through a gap and continued to lead the race to the end.
Several Wildcat cars tried vainly to stop his progress, but he managed to avoid the contact with some clever passing manoeuvres.
He was chased to the end by Regan Levien (5W), followed by Zach Lawrence (22B) running as Tarrant’s back-up.
The end result was a win to the Hawkeyes, either by first over the line, or 135 points to 60.
The first of the “all in” races saw 20 cars face the starter, with one Wildcat (5W) out for the night with Teams Race damage – he was due to start from grid 2, leaving this spot vacant. Mathew Titter (11B) seized his opportunity, starting from grid 4, to leap into the lead he did not relinquish until race end, even after two stoppages and restarts on the way. This was Titter’s first win and he took the checked flag past the Starter and back to the pits, claiming he wanted to keep it. Unfortunately Officials had other ideas and handed the flag back.
During this race the main incidents involved Bryce Steiner (118R) being shunted into Zach Lawrence (22B) who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, with Lawrence skidding into the concrete wall and rolling over onto the track. The next incident involved Joe Faram (4B) being rolled after contact from Maddie Wise (136B) exiting turn 2. Second in this race was Randal Tarrant (66B) after starting from pole, with Richard Gaskin (22W) third after starting from grid 7.
Race two saw a depleted field of 13 cars, with Faram and Lawrence out with roll-over damage, Steiner – broken steering box, Pat Westbury (97R) and Adam Groome (9B) engine problems, Dave Hughes (16W) front axle damage and Tarrant with unknown issues. Quinn Ryan (46B) started from grid 4 and made good progress to lead for many laps until retiring on lap 9 with overheating issues. Quintin Butcher (98B) won this race after starting from grid 2 and following Ryan at speed until Ryan’s withdrawal. Maddie Wise (136B) started from grid 3 and finished close behind, followed by a flying Jason Long (41B) who started from grid 9.
Race three saw the field further depleted, with only 9 cars fronting, and two cars 555R (Dan Holland) and 321W (Hilton Parker) left behind in the pits after missing gate close. Jason Long started from pole and sprinted to the finish line 12 laps later. Maddie Wise finished a very close second, after chasing and closing up on Long with a spirited drive from grid 13. Richard Gaskin (22W) secured third place after starting from grid 6, but with two clear spaces in front at race start had an open run.
Jason Long had a good first night with a 4th, 3rd and 1st.
Thomas Stanaway (87B) also had a good night in his new car with a 12th, 5th and 4th after starting from the rear of the grid in all three races.
Maddie Wise made his trip North worthwhile with a 13th, 2nd and 2nd.
The next race meeting for the Hawkeyes is next Saturday 2nd December, at Te Marua in their return match against the Wellington Wildcats.
Can the Hawkeyes win this one on the Wildcats home track?
Ministocks – Claire
With the “Big Guns” away in Gisborne, A slightly Smaller Group of Ministocks hit the track this Weekend, this gave the “Juniors” a Taste of Clutch Race Starts and they All did Well, not a Stall in sight. Action a plenty with the two groups mixed, everyone is certainly Improving Fast and that’s good to see. 97B Mashall Zachan had the honor of taking the first two Race Wins and Breaking the Track record in the Feature Race (Tho this is yet to be confirmed due to a technical Transponder / Computer error last meeting!) But it was 6RHB Liam Reid who Lead from the Front to take home the Chixieland Chicken Feature Race of the Night.
More Reports to Follow……