A Teams “Rematch” not to be missed!!….
Saturday 7th December 7pm Start
Team Race – Hawkeyes v Bay Park Busters
$15 Adult, $5 Kids 6-16 $40 Family ( 2 Adults & up to 4 kids ) Children under 5yrs free.
LIKE SPEEDWAY…WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET INVOLVED ?
WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO WOULD BE WILLING TO DEDICATE THEIR TIME ON A SATURDAY NIGHT….
BE APART OF THE TEAM……BECOME A REFEREE
On the job Training, get involved Now!
Interested?….Contact Brian Strong for more details ph. 0274446314
The Big Guns came out to play……
With no visiting drivers the Local boys had a chance to get ahead on points in the 1st Round of the Hawkes Bay Superstock Champs. We have no outright clear leader making things interesting for the next 2 rounds. 66B Tony Meechan had a consistent night on all four wheels taking 3 second placings. 4B Joe Faram took out heats 2 and 3 with 46B Quinn Ryan winning the first.
Points so far after 1 round
4B Joe Faram 75pts
66B Tony Meechan 75pts
46B Quinn Ryan 73pts
16B Steve Jude 69pts
41B Jason Long 63pts
9B Adam Groome 58pts
23B Wayne Talbot 55pts
27B Shane Warner 40pts
84B Mike McLachlan 40pts
15B Willy Rogers 37pts
7B Jarrod Lindsay 24pts
52B Regan O’Brien 17pts
The Hawkes Bay Saloon Champs – Final placings
1st 8G Dave Moorcroft 76pts
2nd 29B Steven Martin 73pts
3rd 77G Dan Cook 70pts
4th 69K Mike Wilson 69pts
5th 4P Steve Murphy 67pts
6th 92B Kevin Martin 61pts
7th 14B George Hildred 61pts
8th 15G Dan Wallace 38pts
9th 195 Tim Towler 24pts
Stockcars had a quiet night compared to the Streetstocks, Mini Stocks & TQ’s all having a roll or two…
Feature Winners for the night;
Stockcars – 74B Tony Palmer
Streetstocks – 72B Darren Melling
TQ’s – 8B Craig Todd
Mini Stocks – 15B Cameron McKay
Don’t miss next meeting…..The Hawkes Bay Hawkeyes take on the Bay Park Busters!
See you then
And we keep rolling…..
Saturday 16th November 7PM Start
$15 Adult, $5 Kids 6-16 $40 Family ( 2 Adults & up to 4 kids ) Children under 5yrs free.
A 20 odd field of Demolition Derby cars ended an interesting & entertaining night of speedway…
As usual we had the stayers, the “lets keep it going til the motor blows” and the ones that barely made a lap, of course not for want of trying! But it was Kristy Smith took away first prize by surviving until the bitter end.
Ministocks with their ever increasing numbers were again headed by the more experienced young drivers, 5B Regan Penn, 28B Trent Palamountain, 6B Jakob Flynn & the 27B of Brandon Warner, all keen & eager to make that victory lap.
Stockcars brought out an old “foe” in 357P Aaron Iremonger, Aaron drove a near untouched meeting taking 2 seconds & a win in the feature. 37B James Tollison taking the first heat & 115B Grant Hollyman the second heat. But It was the 23B of David Person that had the crowd in gasps in the feature race, when he bounced into the pit corner launching himself into the air doing a nice pirouette landing safely giving the “thumps up”.
Streetstocks again saw the two older Melling brothers battling it out for top honours, Darren taking the win in heats 1 & 2, while Wayne got the better of brother Darren on the last lap to take the feature race.
Saloons had just the 5 cars out this week with 29B Steven Martin, 195B Tim Towler & 277B Ian Mudgway all taking it in turns to take the Flag.
Kiwi Lites didn’t want to miss out on the entertainment either, Courtney Edger & Rob Simmons had a coming together down the start finish straight leaving them both viewing the track from the air, it’s being called the biggest “barrel roll” by a Kiwi Lite to date! 15B Adrian Kramer took out all three heat wins.
Sidecars put on some close racing with 51B bike of Kim & Kerry Johnston coming out on top again in the feature race taking away the Tony Bailey Memorial Cup. But a mention must go to Craig Hale swinger (well only just!) on the 71B bike….Nice work, hope the arms aren’t too sore!
Superstocks saw the return of our two local Palmerston contracted boys for the first time this season, 31P Andy McCabe took 2 seconds & a third in the feature, while 1NZ Shane Penn took a closely contested win in the first heat & 2 second place in the second after a thrilling battle with the 74R Michael Aulding who held on to take the win. 66B Tony Meechan again managed to take a close look at the track from upside down after Aulding gave him a tap in the feature, with 4B Joe Faram taking the flag & Penn coming through in second. 16B Steve Jude Won the Tony McIntosh Memorial Trophy on overall points for the Bay cars.
Next meeting we will be short a few Stockcars with The Meeanee Maulers taking on 7 other Strong Stockcar Teams at The Huntly Teams Invitation 15/16th Nov
The Meeanee Maulers;
81B Grant Hollyman
82B Jeff Hart
83B Brett Loveridge
85B Tony Palmer
86B Marty Cooke
We wish them all well and GO THE BAY!
A packed ZM Speedway was treated to one of the best Fireworks displays to date along with some action packed speedway racing.
First up the Streetstocks carried on where they left off last week, 16B Ben “Forest” Yeoman was treated to his first Roll over in his racing career but quickly got it together to take out the second heat. A Melling Brothers trio of Darren, Shayne & Daniel took top honours in the feature.
With nearly every North Island track running numbers were a little disappointing for the Superstocks this week, never the less the action was still fast & entertaining. 66B Tony Meechan got the first heat win, followed by the two young guns of 46B Quin Ryan & 7B Jarrod Lindsay. Heat two was action at different levels, Meechan got tagged by 52B Regan O’Brien going into Pit corner ending up on his side, leaving Quin Ryan to take flag after Lindsay pulled off. The Feature race took a slightly different form with two sets of four cars lining up to take the green light, and with Teams racing always in the back of each Team drivers mind, this was perfect opportunity to mix it up…..Regan O’Brien & Tony Meechan had their own little block run battle going on, while 84B Mike Mclachlan decided to practice his own blocking skills on the front runners including some reverse driving tactics, but it was Lindsay who took home the win, 9B Adam Groome in second & 15B Willy Rodgers third.
Sidecars again had 7 outfits keen and ready to race, and again it was the 51B Bike of Kim & Kerry Johnston who took center stage, taking two heats wins & a second in the Feature to the 22B pairing of Troy Devory & Pete Steigenberger.
TQ’s hit the track for the first time this season, with the Efficient boys again showing the way. 6B Duane Todd taking all three race wins after his cousin had to pull off with engine issues in the second heat. 9B Mark Alexander took second in heat two & 17B Philip Plummer in the third.
MiniStocks again showed some tight racing from these young drivers, 5B Regan Penn taking the first two heat wins and 72B Samuel Warner the feature.
Stockcars had two Memorial Trophies up for grabs, first up they raced in honour of Dave Foxhall, this was smartly taken out by 14B Jemma Palmer, 16B Brett Loveridge second & 115B Grant Hollyman third. Next up the John Cocker Memorial Trophy, 27B Josh Smith came through to take this, followed again by Loveridge & Hollyman third. Loveridge got to finally take the flag in the Last Feature of the night with Hollyman second and 83B Jeff Hart coming home third.
Meeting 3 will have our first Demo Derby of the season….Anybody interested in entering please contact Sharon Strong via Email with your details – [email protected]
Photos & Videos from Meeting 1
A great start to the Season, with 7 sections hitting the track, all with good numbers to entertain the large crowd.
Mini Stocks first up had the more experienced young drivers leading the way with 5B Regan Penn taking a dominating first win of the season. David Hill & Caleb Chruchward taking out the other two heats.
Saloons had three visiting drivers in attendance but it was the Bay drivers that headed the field in all three heats, Ian Mudgeway taking the win in the first, Tim Towler the second and Steven Martin took the nights Feature win.
Sidecars fielded just the 7 outfits of the expected 12 outfits contracting in the Bay this season. Never the less the action from all showed us what we can look forward to over the coming season. The 51B of Kim & Kerry Johnston took two of the three heat wins with the 22B bike of Troy Devory & Pete Steigenberger taking the other.
Stockcars lined up 14 cars all ready to take battle this season, Grant Hollyman sporting a brand new “Tank” had to wait until the Feature to take his first chequered flag, while Tony Palmer carried on where he left off last season taking out the first two heats.
The Kiwi Lites held their East Coast Championship, this was taking out convincingly by Adrian Kramer wining all three heats, Shane Laking in second and Grant Gordon taking third spot.
Streetstocks had a field of 12 cars all taking up the challenge for opening night honours, with all four of the Melling Brothers on the track it was hard on the competition to take the flag but 7B James Churchward made it through in the second heat to take the win with 16B Ben “Forest” Yeoman following in second. Darren Melling taking the flag in the other two heats.
The final of the 7 classes to hit the track and the main attraction over the next couple of months with Meeanee hosting their National Championship 3rd/4th Jan 2014.
Superstocks with 13 Bay cars and two visiting drivers 92M Kyle Fraser from the Mount and 48N Brett Nicholls making the trip up from Nelson. Both taking the opportunity to check the track out early. The action started early on with the first Roll over of the season going to 84B Mike McLachlan who clipped 11B Matt Titter who was parked sideways down the Napier straight. 66B Tony Meechan fought hard to take the first heat honours over 48N Brett Nicholls with 4B Faram in third. Second heat saw Faram, 41B Murray Long & Meechan battle it out for top spot with Faram coming through for the win, Meechan second & Long third. But it was Fraser who had to wait until the feature to pull a win over the Bay boys, 9B Adam Groome taking a hard earned 2nd place and Nicholls in third. But this takes nothing away from the rest of the hard charging Bay Boys, this season they are all set to take on the rest of New Zealands Best….. Watch this space!
Mentor Programme for ALL new Drivers wishing to race this Saturday.
Tony Darroch will be conducting the mentor programme between 3.30pm-4.30pm before the meeting on Saturday at the Track.
Please report to the office on arrival for instructions.
*Note-This is only for people who have Not already completed this programme.
Please note that all competitors wishing to practice tomorrow and race this season must have correct helmets as per 2013 Rule Book…..all helmets will be checked and issued with new sticker once approved by Steward.
Please contact Melissa Collier ph 8453362 if you wish to apply to SNZ for a dispensation…a $200 fee applies.