Hawkes Bay Saloon Champs

Congratulations to the New Hawkes Bay Saloon Champion – 27B Josh Smith

2nd 49M Bodie Abrahamson
3rd 27S Joe Ingram (After a Run off)

A Great Night of Racing Action and a Visit from the Man Himself….Father Christmas.

Demo Derby Winner – Beatle Tarrant.

Full Race Results to Follow…..


Next Meeting – Christmas Special





Saturday 9th December 7pm Start
Santa is on his Way……
Get your “Backside” Trackside this Saturday Night for More Speedway Action – HB Saloon Champs, Superstocks, Streetstocks, Ministocks, Sidecars and Solos….PLUS a Demo Derby and a Visit from Santa Claus!

Classes Running;
Saloons – Hawkes Bay Champs

Side Cars
DEMO Derby
Santa’s Visit

Gates Open at 5pm
Pit Gate Opens at 2.30pm

Admission Prices:
ADULT $20 (17 Upwards)
KIDS 16 Years and Under FREE


Results – HB Side Car Champs / Team Race

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 🙂



Race Results ….

Heat One
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……


Next Meeting – HB Side Cars & Superstock Team Race – Hawkeyes v Wildcats

Next Meeting – Saturday 25th November 7pm Start

A Big Field of  Side Cars expected to Compete for the Hawkes Bay Side Car Champs this Weekend, Another chance for Visiting Bikes to check out the track before their New Zealand Title to be held at Meeanee on 5th & 6th January 2018.
The Hawkes Bay Hawkeyes get their first Teams “Hit”up against the Wellington Wild Cats, New Drivers and New Cars challenging for that All important Team Spot come February. Plus Stockcars, Ministocks & Saloons.

Classes Running;
Hawkeyes v Wildcats Team Race
Side Cars – HB Champs
5B Justin Maulder /
12B Daniel Satherley / Craig Hale
21B Andrew McNamara / George Olsen
26B Justin Lincolin / Adrian Orchard
28B Dave Black /  Cole Petterson
51B Kerry Johnston / Kim Johnston
52B Stuart Priest / Albert Cookson
68B Jeremy Pruckmuller / Steve Pruckmuller
87B  Regan Feck / Darryl Lumsden
22G Jason Rees (kuz) Callum Innes (muppet)
27A Dylan Moohan/Tyler Berger
34V Aaron Rose/Bailee Ross
19V John Hannan (handbag) Bryce Rose
62V Craig Scott (cudge) Kristie Wackindene
89P Wayne Lett/Ben Franklin
21P Glen Murray / Ann Plummer

Gates Open at 5pm
Pit Gate Opens at 2.30pm

Admission Prices:
ADULT $20 (17 Upwards)
CHILD $10 (8-16 Years) Student ID May be Required
7 Years and Under FREE
FAMILY PASS $50 (2 Adults & 4 Children)





Memorial Night Results


5B Regan Penn

5B Regan Penn

2NZ Kaleb Currie

46B Quin Ryan

4K David Gannon / Daryl Pearce

4K David Gannon / Daryl Pearce

95B Tim Towler

1st 46B Brent Redington
2nd 88G Dave Hampton
3rd 59R Allan King


Race Results

Heat One – 1st 95B Tim Towler, 2nd 88G Dave Hampton, 3rd 59R Allan King, 4th 46B Brent Redington, 5th 8W Tristan O’Donnell, 6th 16B Ben Yeoman
Heat Two – 1st 46B, 2nd 858R Shane Bracken, 3rd 59R, 4th 88G, 5th 16B, 6th 8W
Heat Three – 1st 27B Wayne Melling, 2nd 46B, 3rd 16B, 4th 88G, 5th 59R, 6th 95B

Heat One – 1st 46B Quin Ryan, 2nd 22B Zach Lawrence, 3rd 66B Randal Tarrant, 4th 89R Calyn Clarke, 5th 17B Jason Wilson, 6th 96R Dylan Towler
Heat Two – 1st 46B, 2nd 4B Joe Faram, 3rd 11B Mathew Titter, 4th 22B, 5th 47B Zach Glenny, 6th 96R
Heat Three – 1st 22B, 2nd 46B, 3rd 4B, 4th 47B, 5th 89R, 6th 66B

Heat One – 1st 76B Ben Milne, 2nd 5B Regan Penn, 3rd 32B Ethan Cross, 4th 52B Regan O’Brien, 5th 115B Grant Hollyman, 6th 79B Kylye Trengrove
Heat Two – 1st 5B, 2nd 115B, 3rd 76B, 4th 79B, 5th 32B, 6th 27B Isaac Fothergill
Heat Three – 1st 5B, 2nd 76B, 3rd 115B, 4th 32B, 5th 8B, 6th 27B

Heat One – 1st 3NZ Duane Todd, 2nd 2NZ Kaleb Currie, 3rd 74G Ryan MacGregor, 4th 32B Kris Gillies, 5th 35A Cieran Rose, 6th 84A Dean Cooper
Heat Two – 1st 84A, 2nd 74G, 3rd 35A, 4th 2NZ, 5th 3NZ, 6th 32B
Heat Three – 1st 2NZ, 2nd 3NZ, 3rd 84A, 4th 35A, 5th 32B, 6th76B Doug Morris

Side Cars
Heat One – A 1st 4K David Gannon / Daryl Pearce, 2nd 26B Justin Lincoln / Adrian Orchard, 3rd 12B Daniel Satherley / Craig Hale, 4th 87B  Regan Feck / Darryl Lumsden
B 1st 28B Dave Black /  Cole Petterson, 2nd 68B Jeremy Pruckmuller / Steve Pruckmuller, 3rd 22G Jason Rees / Callum Innes
Heat Two – A 1st 5B Troy Devery / Pete Steigenberger, 2nd 22G, 3rd 87B, 4th 5B
B – 1st 4K, 2nd 26B, 3rd 28B, 4th 12B
Heat Three – A 1st 26B, 2nd 68B, 3rd 22G, 4th 12
B – 1st 4K, 2nd 28B, 3rd 51B Kim Johnston / Kerry Johnston, 4th 5B

Production Saloons
Heat One – 1st 46B Brett Redington, 2nd 22B Denton Hodgkinson, 3rd 96B Tanga Walsh, 4th 5V Grany Little, 5th 17G Anton McKay, 6th 27B Gregg Redington
Heat Two – 1st 5V, 2nd 17G, 3rd 22B, 4th 77B Taylor Emerson, 5th 27B, 6th 434 Brent Hackett
Heat Three – 1st 17G, 2nd 96B, 3rd 434, 4th 5V, 5th 5B Richard Houston, 6th 27B

Rep’s Race Reports …..

TQ’s – Nick
Meeting 3 at Meeanee and the second outing for the TQ’s. It was a good turnout of 13 Cars with good support from the Auckland Cars that took the time to travel, a Big Thank You to them. The meeting for as was the Dusty Rhodes Memorial, we ran a marble draw and reverse marble to determine the grids for the first two heats, Points overall then determined the grids for the 15 lap feature. The first 2 races saw some good clean fast racing with 3NZ Duane Todd Taking the Win in the first race with 2NZ Kaleb Currie right behind. Race 2 84A Dean cooper ran away with 74G Ryan MacGregor and 35A Cieran Rose chasing, this resulting in MacGregor top on points with Todd and Currie equal 2nd. The feature saw Currie out in Front from the Green Light with Todd chasing the whole race and Dean Cooper coming home in third.
Again from the Hawkes Bay TQ Club we would like to Thank Kaleb Currie, Dean Cooper, Cieran Rose,Saul Smith,Morgan McHugh and all the supporters for taking the time to come down and Support our Club and help put on a good show!

Superstocks – Barry
Superstocks are still low in numbers, with several stars of last season yet to make an appearance.Once again, we were lucky to welcome back two young Rotorua visitors, 89R Calyn Clarke, with another motor installed after blowing his original at our last meeting, and 96R Dylan Towler, both ex Mini Stock competitors.Eight locals gave a total of 10 cars, and with a great drivey track surface, produced some fast racing once again.
Driver of the night and winner of the Tony McIntosh trophy was Quinn Ryan (46B)in the James Buckrell owned blue rocket, after recording wins in Race One and Two and second in the Feature.
A much improved Zach Lawrence (22B) placed 2nd in Race One, 4th in Race Two and 1st in Race 3 (Feature), to place second overall.
Third was Joe Faram (4B) who placed 8th in Race One, 2nd in Race 2 and 3rd in Race 3. Faram had a difficult night after being disrupted by the blocking tactics of Quintin Butcher (98B) in each race. Butcher was also instrumental in assisting Lawrence in his Feature race win through his blocking mode which added to the overall spectacle. Another driver in blocking mode was Randal Tarrant (66B), enjoying his first season in Superstocks, and also a contender for the Hawkeyes Team this season.
The Hawkeyes first Teams Race is against the Wellington Wildcats here at Meeanee next weekend, with early contenders, Zach Lawrence, Randal Tarrant and Quintin Butcher real possibilities, along with one other driver yet to appear next week – who will that be?
Unfortunately, Quinn Ryan is unavailable for Teams Racing this season, and is currently holding a huge lead in Club Points with 68, followed by Zach Lawrence on 36, and Joe Faram on 27.

Production Saloons – Cheryl
As always great night of racing, had some outer townies Gisborne 17g Anton Mckay, Whanganui -Grant Little 5v, Brent Hackett 434v and Mike Lovell 10v. Well done to Brent Redington 46b for taking out the first race, Grant Little 5v for taking out the Second Race and Anton Mckay 17g taking the third race and feature, but the most exciting part of the night was when Denton Hodgkison rolled his car and landed back on his feet. considering that these cars are non contact we still not sure who pushed him up the wall?…. Not a good night for the Bay’s Brendon Zachan he was having motor trouble but he will be back so watch this space!



Next Meeting – Memorial Trophy Night

Hawkes Bay Streestock Champs & Memorial Trophy Night for the Following Classes;

Streetstocks – Hawkes Bay Champs & Pam Gibson Trophy
Superstocks – Tony Macintosh Trophy
Stockcars – Dave Foxall / John Coker Trophies
Side Cars – Tony Bailey / Noel Kippax Trophies
TQ’s – Dusty Rhodes Trophy
Plus Production Saloons

Gates Open at 5pm
Pit Gate Opens at 2.30pm

Admission Prices:
ADULT $20 (17 Upwards)
CHILD $10 (8-16 Years) Student ID May be Required
7 Years and Under FREE
FAMILY PASS $50 (2 Adults & 4 Children)


Fireworks With a Bang!

Another night of Great Speedway Action in all Classes and to finish off the Most Spectacular Firework display Ever Seen at Meeanee Speedway!
No One would have gone away disappointed!

Race Results

Side Cars
Heat One A – 1st 28B Dave Black/Cole Patterson, 2nd 21B Andrew McNamara / George Olsen, 3rd 68B Jeremy Pruckmuller / Steve Pruckmuller, 4th 51B Kerry Johnston / Kim Johnston
Heat One B – 1st 26B Justin Lincolin / Adrian Orchard, 2nd 22G Jason Rees / Callum James, 3rd 5B Troy Devery / Pete Steigenberger, 4th 52B Stuart Priest / Albert Cookson
Heat Two A – 1st 21B, 2nd 26B, 3rd 51B, 4th 52B
Heat Two B – 1st 28B, 2nd 22G, 3rd 68B, 4th 12B Daniel Satherley / Craig Hale
Heat Three A – 1st 12B, 2nd 5B
Heat Three B – 1st 21B, 2nd 68B, 3rd 28B, 4th 26B

Heat One – 1st 27B Wayne Melling, 2nd 46B Brent Reddington, 3rd 65B David Brand, 4th 9B Phillip McNamara, 5th 95B Tim Towler, 6th 68B Ben Darroch
Heat Two – 1st 95B, 2nd 27B, 3rd 46B, 4th 65B, 5th 68B, 6th 9B

Group One
Heat One – 1st 99B Jacob Buckrell, 2nd 211R Meghan Dorrel, 3rd 72B Bailey Smith, 4th 67B Sam Martin, 5th 78B Blake Barraclough, 6th 4B Zac Hatton
Heat Two – 1st 211R 2nd 4B, 3rd 99B, 4th 11B Liam Danielsen, 5th 67B, 6th 78B
Group Two
Heat One – 1st 12B Ryan Dorwood, 2nd 47B Nicole Hickmott, 3rd 42B Lauren Swift, 4th 58B Jack Lawson, 5th 33B Kareena Annan, 6th 99R Ethan Clarke
Heat Two – 1st 12B, 2nd 81G Angus Briant, 3rd 58B, 4th 47B, 5th 33B, 6th 73R Riley McDonald

Napier v Hastings (Friendly Teams Challenge)
Napier: 5B Regan Penn, 24B Daniel Melling, 35B Ethan Cross, 69B Keith Lammas and 91B Zayne Pullen
Hastings: 9W Bryce Jensen, 22B Sarah Adie, 76B Ben Milne, 79B Kylye Trengrove and 261B Ethan Anderson

Convincing winners were Hastings after good running by Bryce and Ben helped with some good blocking by Ethan

Heat One – 1st 261B Ethan Anderson, 2nd 14B Jemma Palmer, 3rd 115B Grant Hollyman, 4th 735A Keegan Orr, 5th 9W Bryce Jensen, 6th 5b Regan Penn
Heat Two – 1st 261B, 2nd 96B Brandon Symes, 3rd 14B, 4th 79B Kylye Trengrove, 5th 5B, 6th 74B Tony Palmer

Heat One – 1st 29B Steven Martin, 2nd 9B Chris Mahoney, 3rd 42B Steve Goodwin, 4th 14B George Hildred
Heat Two – 1st 27B Josh Smith, 2nd 7B Shane Laking, 3rd 42B, 4th 9B, 5th14B

Heat One – 1st 46B Quin Ryan, 2nd 23B Wayne Talbot, 3rd 4B Joe Faram, 4th 45G Nick Vallance, 5th 22B Zach Lawrence, 6th 31P Andy McCabe
Heat Two – 1st 31P, 2nd 46B, 3rd 98B Qhinton Butcher, 4th 22B, 5th 23B, 6th 47B Zach Glenny
Feature Race – 1st 86B Marty Cooke, 2nd 45G, 3rd 47B, 4th 8B Clayton Hagen, 5th 46B, 6th 31P

Rep’s Race Reports …..

Superstocks – Barry
Superstock numbers were again boosted with five visitors, giving a total of 16 cars.
The track conditions were ideal for fast racing, with a slick surface catching out some drivers and resulting in spin-outs at crucial times.Race One saw Quinn Ryan (46B) in the ex Shane Penn/James Buckrell owned car, take out the win after starting from grid 4.
Wayne Talbot (23B) was second after starting from grid 3, with the big mover being Joe Faram (4B) who started from grid 12 to finish a creditable third place. Unfortunately, Joe was experiencing steering box problems and withdrew for the night after the first race.Also out was Calyn Clarke (89R) with a blown motor, and Jason Wilson (17B) with a broken rear axle and no spare. Due to a computer hiccup, the race ran for 16 laps before officials pegged the result at 12 laps as scheduled.
Race Two was a benefit to veteran Andy McCabe (31P) who started from grid two, and with Joe Faram not fronting for his grid one slot, McCabe took off with the rest of the field chasing to race end. Quinn Ryan was hotly in pursuit after starting from grid 9, to finish in second place.
Third was Quintin Butcher (98B) who also had a dream start from grid 3, with open space in front at the start.

The third race was the Feature event with drivers raring to go after a possible no race due to the fireworks scheduled to start at 9.30pm.
Randal Tarrant (66B) in his first year of Superstocks drew pole position, but was spun out exiting the first corner melee, to allow Zach Lawrence (22B) starting from Grid 3, through to the lead.
Lawrence, in his lower powered six cylinder car led for several laps until the pack closed in, and with Quinn Ryan threatening to slip through, Ryan was expertly blocked by Quintin Butcher exiting the pit corner.
The resulting melee of cars then allowed Marty Cooke (86B) who started from grid two, to sneak through for the lead and his first win for the season.
Nick Vallance (45G), started from Grid 8 to finish on second, with Zach Glenny (47B) really flying to finish third after starting from the rear of the grid off 13.
Quinn Ryan (46B) has had a great start to the season with 40 points scored after two nights of racing, with the next driver being Zach Lawrence (22B) on 14 points.
We eagerly await the return of Jason Long (41B), Thomas Stanaway (87B), Adam Groome (9B), Steve Jude (16B) and Regan O’Brien (52B) who have some chasing to do to catch the in-form Quinn Ryan – bring it on.
Stockcars – Andrew
The Visiting Drivers didn’t have it all their own way this week, 261B Ethan Anderson Took Charge and came away with Both Heat Wins, while 14B Jemma Palmer Continued her Electric Start to the Season with Good 2nd and 3rd Placings.
Ministocks – Claire
Another good night of Ministock Racing, lots of level headed racing going on in both Groups which is what we like to see! Especially with our Ministock Team Challenge coming up on the 25th November. 12B Ryan Dorward took the Winning Honours in both Senior Heats with close battling going on all through the field. 99B Jacob Buckrell got his First Ministock Win in the Bag in Heat one of the “Junior” Group while visiting Driver 211R Maghan Dorrell took a very close second and the Win in heat two. Ryan Dorward took away the Driver of the Night, Proudly Sponsored by the Milne Family.
Saloons – Tracey
Bit of a mixed bag for the Saloons on their Opening Night with a few mechanical issues for 92B Kevin Martin and a run in with the wall for 27B Josh Smith in the first race giving the back runners a chance to fight it out for second and third places, with a runaway win for 29B Steve Martin! The second race saw Josh Smith taking the win when Steve Martin also run into some mechanical issues. Definitely an awesome end to the night with the amazing Fireworks display! Have to say the best this speedway family member has seen in a while! Glad to see more bangs in the sky instead of on the track for the Saloons.

Side Cars
A Great Track for the Sidecars, Ten Outfits turned out to get their first look at this Season’s Track Surface, one we hope will carry through to the New Zealand Champs here at Meeanee in January. The Honors were shared around, only 21B Andrew McNamara / George Olsen managed to grab a couple of Wins out of Three of their Races. Entertainment a Plenty. Roll on next Meeting…

Next Meeting – Fireworks Spectacular

The FIREWORKS Spectacular is Always a Meeting that goes off with a BANG!

So make sure you get there Early to get the Best Seats…

Classes Running;
Superstocks / Stockcars / MiniStocks / Saloons / Side Cars / Streetstocks

Gates Open at 5pm
Pit Gate Opens at 2.30pm

Admission Prices:
ADULT $25 (17 Upwards)
CHILD $10 (8-16 Years) Student ID May be Required
7 Years and Under FREE
FAMILY PASS $60 (2 Adults & 4 Children)



Opening Night

An Epic Opening Nights Worth of Entertainment at Meeanee Speedway!

Congratulations to All our Competitors Tonight, some Great Racing Entertainment was witnessed by the large Crowd in attendance!
Grant Flynn took out the 2017 Hawkes Bay Super Saloon Title, after three hotly contested races.
Denton Hodgkinson got the better of Taylor Emerson & the Reddington Boys to take out the Feature Race and the First Annual Kevin Milne Memorial Trophy.
And Hawkes Bay Club Member Angus Briant won the Ministock Final to take home their first Kevin Milne Memorial Trophy.

Super Saloons – Hawkes Bay Champs
1st 6B Grant Flynn
2nd 16R Mark Osborne
3rd 5B Steve Flynn

Production Saloons – Kevin Milne Trophy
1st 22B Denton Hodgkinson
2nd 77B Taylor Emerson
3rd 27B Gregg Reddington

MiniStocks – Kevin Milne Trophy
1st 81G Angus Briant
2nd 7S Will Hart
3rd 47B Nicole Hickmott

Race Results…

46B Brent Reddington

Production Saloons
Heat One – 1st 27B Gregg Reddington, 2nd 63H Peter Craddock, 3rd 46B Brett Reddington, 4th 96B Tanga Walsh, 5th 22B Denton Redington,
6th 10V Mike Lovell
Heat Two – 1st 46B, 2nd 22B, 3rd 96B, 4th 27B, 5th 77B Taylor Emerson, 6th 51B Brent Gosney
Heat Three (Kevin Milne Trophy Race) 1st 22B, 2nd 77B, 3rd 27B, 4th 46B, 5th 96B, 6th 52B Jarrod Hart

76B Doug Morris

Heat One – 1st 3NZ Duane Todd, 2nd 84A Dean Cooper, 3rd 74G Ryan MacGregor, 4th 32B Kris Gillies , 5th 11B Adam Coonan, 6th 32A Saul Smith
Heat Two – 1st 3NZ, 2nd 32B, 3rd 74G, 4th 84A, 5th 11B, 6th 76B Doug Morris
Feature – 1st 32B, 2nd 74G, 3rd 84A, 4th 3NZ, 5th 76B, 6th 11B

23B Wayne Talbot Mixing it up in the Superstock Feature Race

“Randy T” Lighting up the Track in his New 66B Superstock

Super Stocks
Heat One – 1st 46B Quin Ryan, 2nd 88P Jack Miers, 3rd 4B Joe Faram, 4th 71P Shane Mellsop, 5th 9P Brett Hislop,
6th 23B Wayne Talbot
Heat Two – 1st 31P Andy McCabe, 2nd 22B Zach Lawrence, 3rd 88P, 4th 46B, 5th 71P, 6th 9P
Feature – 1st 31P, 2nd 58P Peter Bengston, 3rd 46B, 4th 71P, 5th 136B Maddie Wise, 6th 4B

The Stockcar Girls are Rocking it This Season, 22B Sara Jane Adie Quickly getting up to speed in her First Outing

Heat One – 1st 735A Keegan Orr, 2nd 261B Ethan Anderson, 3rd 74B Tony Palmer, 4th 14B Jemma Palmer, 5th 667P Hamish Mcleod, 6th 79B Kylye Trengrove
Heat Two – 1st 735A, 2nd 14B, 3rd 96B Brandon Symes, 4th 667P, 5th 261B, 6th 77P Scott Penn
Feature – 1st 735A, 2nd 261B, 3rd 77P, 4th 96B, 5th 5B Regan Penn, 6th 115B Grant Hollyman

5B Steve Flynn

Super Saloons – Hawkes Bay Champs
Heat One – 1st 5B Steve Flynn, 2nd 6B Grant Flynn, 3rd 95B Johnny Browne, 4th 23P Mick Quin, 5th 16R Mark Osborne, 6th 63A Nigel Mount
Heat Two – 1st 16R, 2nd 6B, 3rd 95B, 4th 33B Chace Rodda, 5th 5B, 6th 23P
Heat Three – 1st 126P Asher Rees, 2nd 6B, 3rd 5B, 4th 16R, 5th 63A, 6th 95B

Ministocks – Group One (Juniors) 
Heat One – 1st 16R Ashton Osborne, 2nd 6B Taylor Flynn, 3rd 13R Ryan Nicholls, 4th 4B Zach Hatton, 5th 56R Paige Aulding, 6th 99B Jacob Buckrell
Heat Two – 1st 6B, 2nd 11B Liam Danielson, 3rd 16R, 4th 99B, 5th 4B, 6th 13R

It’s All go for the Ministock Girls and Boys

Ministocks – Group Two (Seniors)
Heat One – 1st 47B Nicole Hickmott, 2nd 7S Will Hart, 3rd 15H Ryan Marshall, 4th 97B Marshall Zachan, 5th 88B Karlin Painter-Dudley, 6th 25K Jake Belk
Heat Two – 1st 12B Ryan Dorwood, 2nd 81G Angus Briant, 3rd 99R Ethan Clarke, 4th 58B Jack Lawson, 5th 7S, 6th 14B Courtney Hatton
Final – Kevin Milne Trophy 1st 81G, 2nd 7S, 3rd 47B, 4th 99R, 5th 12B, 6th 88B                     



Class Reps Race Reports……

TQ’s – Nick
Although there was a Small Turn Out of TQs for Opening Night they put on a Good Show!
Race one Duane Todd Came off Grid 7 to take the Win with 84A Dean Cooper on his Tail Keeping him Honest. Reverse Grid for Heat 2 Saw Todd of the Front, a Lap in and the Seasons First Roll at Meeanee Goes to 87B Michael Garnett! Down the Napier Straight Bringing on the Orange Lights, the race restart again saw Todd Leading But 32B Kris Gillies and 76G Ryan Macgregor were Hot on his Tail. Todd Won, Gillies 2nd and Macgregor 3rd Some good tight Racing by all three but a smack on the Hand by the Referee for several Pole Line infringements. The Feature Race Gillies Took the Lead from the Second Row and never looked back. Mid Race Todd Spun centre of Pit Bend causing the  Orange Lights, on the restart Gillies held out Macgregor for the Feature Win with Dean Cooper right behind in 3rd. All in all it was Good Clean Racing from All Competitors, Gillies Showing his New Efficient Moving & Storage Sponsored Car has the legs to compete with the Best. 11B Adam Coonan went well on his first night in a TQ finishing in the Points in Every Race.
That’s it for Tonight… See You All Next Meeting!

Ministocks – Claire 
With 39 Cars in Total, tonight was always going to be a busy one! Running Two Groups, taking the 1st & 2nd Year Drivers into Group One and the “Seniors” in Group Two. Format for the Kevin Milne Memorial Trophy was over two heats and a Final, taking the Top 6 Drivers from the Second Year Group into the Winner takes all Senior Final. Although the “Newbie” Drivers didn’t make it to the Final they never the less looked like they had been Racing on the Track for more than just a couple practices! Very Impressed, we have some Up & Coming Drivers in the Ranks that’s for sure.
6B Tylar Flynn and 16R Ashton Osborne were the best of the 2nd year drivers taking a Win a piece guaranteeing themselves a place in the Final with the “Big Boys” (and Girls)
The Seniors had more Competition with a few Visiting Drivers but it has already started to show the ones to watch with some consistent driving. Stratfords 7S Will Hart took the Top spot over two heats, with Hawkes Bay Club Member 81G Angus Briant taking Grid Two. The First Lap saw Ministocks fanning out down the Napier Straight into Pit Bend, 12B Ryan Dorward making sure his was in the mix and hung onto the Tails of Briant and Hart for as long as he could before the Flying Blue & Pink car of 47B Nicole Hickmott snuck through into third place. Another Hawkes Bay Club Member 99R Ethan Clark took 4th, Dorward 5th and 88B Karlin Painter-Dudley making some good placing coming home in 6th.

Super Saloons – Tracey
It was a Great opening night for the Super Saloons with the running of their Hawkes Bay Champs, with some Great Support from a few of “Out of Town” Cars. The Cars were all looking their Best and each Driver defiantly bought their “A” game to Meeanee Speedway! There was a bit of Action in the 1st heat with the 126P car of Asher Rees having a tangle up with 72B Darren Melling But Nothing could stop the Flynn brothers dominating the race coming in 1st & 2nd. Race 2 saw the Trial of the American style restart which gave Mick Quin in the 23P car the advantage but unfortunately, he had Car issues which appeared to slow him down giving Mark Osborne in 16R the chance for the Win. The 3rd heat was Dominated by the 126P car while giving the crowd a bit of a Show with Flames appearing from the rear of the car for most of the race! Luckily, he could finish the race giving Asher his first checkered flag in his New Class. The final points gave Grant Flynn the Hawkes Bay Title closely followed by Mark Osbourne and his Brother Steve in 3rd. Great racing!

Production Saloons – Cheryl
Great Night Racing from the Production Saloons, Thanks to our 2 out of town Drivers making the Trip over, Mike Lovell from Whanganui and Peter Craddock from Hamilton. Peter came 2nd in the first race but failed to finish in the 2nd race as he hit the wall and Damaged his back wheel.
Well Done to Gregg Reddington Placing  1st in race 1 and Brett Reddington taking 1st in the 2nd race and Clap your Hands for Denton Hodgkinson who took out 1st Place in the third race to Win the Kevin Milne Memorial Cup.

Superstocks – Barry
The Palmerston North rainout on Saturday night was a benefit to our Superstock section, with seven P cars fronting, along with nine local B cars.
Driver of the night would have to be Andy McCabe (31P) after wins in Race 2 and the Feature race, plus 9th in Race 1.
He was all class in the Feature, after starting from Grid 9 and weaving his way through the traffic at pace.
Local driver, Quinn Ryan was the pick of the local lads with a win in Race 1, 4th in Race 2, and 3rd in the Feature, giving him a good 20 point lead in the Superstock points.
Track conditions were perfect for the first night, and fast racing was evident from this quality field.
It was great to see Joe Faram (4B) back in business, with some more laps needed to get back in the groove.
Wayne Talbot (23B) had a nasty experience of fire in his car after contact with Faram in the Feature race.
Hopefully the damage is not too serious and expensive to repair.
With the first night successfully concluded, the motivation should be there for the rest of the Hawkes Bay Superstocks to get their cars out on the track.









Time Flys when your having Fun Rebuilding in the Winter Months, October Arrives and then its Here Speedway Season !…..

We are Back for Another Fast Turning, Slick Driving, Metal Crunching ACTION PACKED Speedway Season here at MEEANEE SPEEDWAY!
This Season we Welcome The HITS Radio Station into the Bay’s Speedway Family Fold, They will be bringing you All the Up to Date Meeting Information the week before Race Night, Listen in each Week Day to WIN yourself some FREE Passes to each Meeting.

Starting with OPENING NIGHT – SUNDAY 22nd October 2017
Production Saloons and Ministocks will be Remembering a Great Supporter, Friend and Fellow Race Competitor when they Compete for 
Kevin Milne Memorial Trophy.
Super Saloons will be Contesting their Hawkes Bay Champs, this Championship “Rolls” over from last seasons Rain Out Meeting.
TQ’s will have a large contingent of Auckland Cars to get their first taste of the Meeanee Track before their North Island Champs in March.
And of Course Superstocks and Stockcars will be out in Force to add a little Biff.

Start Time 7pm

Classes Running;

Superstocks / Stockcars / MiniStocks / Production Saloons / TQ’s 
Super Saloons – Hawkes Bay Champs
5B Steve Flynn
6B Grant Flynn
33B Chace Rodda
72B Darren Melling
95B Johnny Browne
16R Mark Osborne
63A Nigel Mouat
23P Mick Quin
126P Asher Rees

Gates Open at 5pm
Pit Gate Opens at 2.30pm

Admission Prices:
ADULT $20 (17 Upwards)
CHILD $10 (8-16 Years) Student ID May be Required
7 Years and Under FREE
FAMILY PASS $50 (2 Adults & 4 Children)


Competitors Please Take Note of Your Parking Areas for Opening Night