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

Streetstocks
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

Ministocks
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

Stockcars
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

Saloons
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

Superstocks
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…

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