2nd 22B Denton Hodgkinson
3rd 51B Brent Gosney
Saloon Series Round Five Feature Winner – 76G Ethan Cook
2nd 8M Jared Fletcher
3rd 1NZ Chris Cowling
TQ’s Hawkes Bay Champs
1st 74G Ryan MacGregor, 2nd 6B Duane Todd, 3rd 66B Tony Meechan,4th 32B Kris Gilles, 5th 10B Jordan Russ, 6th 71B Sam Barry
1st 66B, 2nd 32B, 3rd 6B, 4th 71B, 5th 74G, 6th 10B
1st 6B, 2nd 32B, 3rd 71B, 4th 14B Chris Wiffin, 5th 66B, 6th 91B Scott McIntosh
East Coast Production Saloons
1st 22B Denton Hodgkinson, 2nd 48G Seth McKay, 3rd 979B William Bayliss, 4th 27B Gregg Redington, 5th 51B Brent Gosney, 6th 96b Tanga Walsh
1st 48G, 2nd 22B, 3rd 979B, 4th 27B, 5th 96B, 6th 27R James Cunningham
1st 48G, 2nd 727B Damien Stokes, 3rd 51B, 4th 716B Lewi Claypole, 5th 27R
1st 2NZ Jason Long, 2nd 47B Zach Glenny, 3rd 87B Thomas Stanaway, 4th 46B Quinn Ryan, 5th 9B Adam Groome, 6th 29B Matt Demanser
1st 87b, 2nd 2NZ, 3rd 46B, 4th 11B Matt Titter, 5th 47B, 6th 8B Clayton Hagen
1st 87B, 2nd 47B, 3rd 8B, 4th 46B, 5th 29B, 6th 11B
Report by Barry
Superstock numbers were down due to some drivers racing Sidecars and Derby cars at Palmerston North last night.12 cars fronted, and they provided hard and fast racing on a track surface that was a little greasy for their first race but proved ideal for races 2 and 3. The idea of rolling starts was introduced for this meeting, and caught out some drivers once the start ute pulled to the infield and the green lights activated.
Of interest, was the appearance of 19B Caleb Ireland and his Rees Stockcar with Hoosiers bolted on, and ready to test his new roll-cage after his Peter Barry Teams rollover, against the fast charging Superstocks. However, on lap 3 of the first race an encounter with the concrete fence resulted in a broken steering box, and his retirement from racing for the night.
Race 1 saw pole sitter 24B James Tollison take off to a good lead, until the race was stopped to remove Ireland’s car from the track. The restart resulted in 2NZ Jason Long overtaking Tollison to lead through to the flag and the win. Second after a great drive was 47B Zach Glenny, with 87B Thomas Stanaway third. Fastest lap was recorded by Long with 17.9371 seconds on lap 10.
Race 2 was a real drag race between Thomas Stanaway, Jason Long and 46B Quinn Ryan, who all left the rest behind. The finish had both Stanaway and Long pass the checked flag together, with the margin showing on the results sheet as a win to Stanaway by .0109 seconds. Fastest lap went to Long with 17.6869 seconds on lap 10.
Race 3 (Feature) became another drag race with 87B Thomas Stanaway charging through from grid 9 to take the win from 47B Zach Glenny who started off grid 2, and third was 8B Claytoon Hagen, starting off grid 4. 2NZ Jason Long was a non finisher after puncturing his right front tyre on lap 7. Fastest lap in this race went to fourth finisher 46B Quinn Ryan, with 17.6961 seconds on lap 9.
There is no racing at home next weekend, but the HB Hawkeyes will be heading to defend their Auckland Teams Champs title won last year (for the first time). The team for this one is: 8B Clayton Hagen, 46B Quinn Ryan, 52B Regan O’Brien, 66B Randal Tarrant, 166B Hayden Hart and Manager is Mike McLachlan. Best of luck Hawkeyes.
The next big meeting at home is the BJ’s Bakery Autumn Nationals and Shootout, on Saturday 1st May.