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Welcome to Oceanview Speedway
AGM 2017

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25 June 2017
11am at the Clubrooms, Landguard Rd, Wanganui 
If you cannot attend, please forward your apologies to any Committee Member or email, secretary@oceanviewspeedway.co.nz
*Financial Report
*SNZ Report
*President Report
*Life Member Nomination
*Election of President
*Election of Executive Committee & Committee
*Recommendation from outgoing Committee
*Appoint Accountant
*General Business
Coming events


 Remits meeting at the Clubrooms Tuesday 23 May @ 7pm. You want your say please be there


AGM June 25th 2017 Sunday 11am at Clubrooms


Colouring Comp WInners

Thank you to all the entants of the Super Cheap Auto Kids Colouring Competition.

 Winner, Winner!


Thanks to all who entered the Supercheap Auto Colouring Competition. Sarah at Supercheap has done the judging, and the winners are ...

Rosalia Nyssen (age 12), Elle Bourke (age 9) and Declan Taylor (age 5).


Congratulations Rosalia, Elle and Declan. Your prizes are waiting for you at Supercheap Auto in Victoria Avenue.


1st April and 2nd April Report

A sizzling end to the Oceanview season 

By Tony Stuart


 The speedway season is over. The lights at Supercheap Auto Oceanview Family Speedway were switched off on Sunday night for the last time until October after a bruising weekend of  racing action.

 On Saturday night Kerry Podjursky won his second consecutive West Coast Superstocks title.

 With two wins and a second placing from the three heats, Podjursky was the standout driver in a field of 13 cars. He also won the Noel Kensington and Craig Heibner Memorial races.

 The third memorial though, to Podjursky’s late father George remains elusive. That race was won by Bevan Humphrey, with Podjursky close behind in second.

 Humphrey, making his first appearance of the season in the final meeting, finished second overall. Stratford driver Mitch Vickery was the best of the visitors, finishing in third place.

 The Superstock competitors loved the smooth, drivey track. Palmerston North driver Jacob Baker described it as one of the best he had run on all season.

 Dion Mooney was a hot favourite to retain his West Coast Stockcar title, and went straight to the lead in the opening heat. That was as good as it got for the 2NZ pilot however and an  electrical problem  stopped the car in its tracks, ending Mooney’s night.

 Mark Johnston took the opening heat, but then he too fell victim to mechanical gremlins allowing Darryl Taylor through for the race win.

 Taylor was dominant in the final heat, taking a second race win and the West Coast title.

 Nathan Black finished second overall, with Francis Potaka taking third after a run-off with Vulcans team-mate Scott McIntosh.

 John Caird has dominated the Production Saloon class for a number of seasons, and took out the Ray Purdy Memorial title from Grant Loveridge. Grant Little beat Darren McKay in a run-  off for third.

 Immediately after the race it was announced that Caird’s car had been sold to a Gisborne competitor, and at the prize giving after the meeting, he announced his retirement from the class.

 Sunday afternoon was cloudy and humid, and another good crowd was on hand to watch the final hurrah for the season.

 Popular Wanganui Vulcans driver Francis Potaka proved his third place in the West Coast Stockcars was no fluke by winning the Charlie Berntsen Trophy.

  It was deja-vu for Mooney however, with the 2NZ car losing oil pressure while leading the opening heat. Mooney’s day was done.

 Mark Johnston won the first two heats to lead the points, but everything changed in an action-packed final race.

 A number of drivers cruised the pole line, looking for victims. Berntsen’s son Brendon ucas fired Trevor Greig into the wall at the town end, getting revenge for a hit by Greig the race  before.

 Johnston was looking comfortable until he came under attack from Jason Wright, dropping him down the field.

 As Johnston faltered, McIntosh took the race win with Potaka close behind in second. That was enough to win the Charlie Berntsen Trophy. Johnston finished second, with Sandy Flett in  third place  overall.

 Potaka was over the moon. He told those in the Charlie Berntsen Clubrooms at the post-meeting presentations that Berntsen had been his mentor when he started racing over 20 years  ago.

 “This is the one I’ve always wanted to win” he said.

 The last title to be decided was the Zodiac Signs West Coast Minisprints, which was taken out by 1NZ Christian Hermansen.

 The superb track conditions saw almost half a second carved off the Minisprint lap record, first by Karl McGill, and then by Hermansen with a sizzling 13.95 second lap.

 The Minisprints have become a popular class for Oceanview spectators. The Wanganui Stockcar and Speedway Club was recognised by the organisers of the Oval Superstars Tour  winning the Best  Event of the 2016-17 OST season, an award voted by the series competitors. 

 All that was left was the annual Demolition Derby, and that delivered lots of entertainment for the crowd as the season wound down. Joshua Annabell drove the last car moving after he  and Best Stirrer  Aaron Rose battered one another’s cars into submission.

 It was a fitting, metal-crushing end to an entertaining season of speedway at Oceanview.

 For photo's of the race meeting please head over to the Oceanview Speedway facebook page 

The Pits Tv

Srevo's Distributors New Zealand Sidecar Champs 2016/17

The Pits Tv will be on the Maori channel on Saturdays.  Stay tuned for some great viewing. Go to http://www.thepits.racing.org.nz/ .

Also check out some of their previous footage on their facebook page.


NZ SIdecars

  The points have been tallied and we have a new 1nz of 6p Derek and Matthew Ramsey

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The club would like to thank everybody involved and wish any injured competitors a speedy recovery.

North Island Sidecars next season  


Change of dates

The Committee has had to change some race meetings to accommodate other race meetings happening around the country.

Sat 11th Feb has been canned and we now are racing on the 12th Feb 3pm

West Coast Adults will now run on the Saturday 4th March 

West Coast stockcars / Superstocks and  Memorials  will now race on the 1st April 6pm

thank you 

28 Jan race review

Great night; great racing 

A quick wrap-up of last night's action at Supercheap Autos Oceanview Family Speedway:

* Congratulations to John "Handbag" Hannon and Bryce Rose (19V) for their win in the Karl Barritt Memorial Sidecars. Two wins and a second place in the heats put them in a run-off with the 21P combo of Glen Murray and Ann Plummer, which the 19V bike won comfortably, then blew a clutch before Handbag and Bryce could do a victory lap. * Who knew that the shaving off of Aaron Rose's beard would make such a difference to the weight of the front of the 34V machine. He pulled wheelstands every race off the start line, including in the run-off for third with Matthew and Derek Ramsay (6P), who took the final place on the podium. * Four wins from four for 2NZ Dion Mooney in the combined Stockcars and Superstocks. That included the Grand Slam, where Mooney bolted on the Hoosier tyres he will use in Palmerston North next weekend when he races for the Nelson Tigers. And we saw the debut of Scooter McIntosh's new Superstock; it looks and sounds awesome, and will be a real flyer once the bugs are ironed out. * Plenty of action (and a few relegations) in both the Youth and Adult Ministocks. Wins were well shared around. * A beautiful night at the Oval by the Ocean, with hardly any wind; great speedway weather. And a very poignant moment at the start of the meeting as competitors paid their own tribute to the late Karl Barritt. It was also great to have Karl's father Clive and his sister Anneka at the meeting, and making the presentations; thank you, and we hope we did Karl's memory justice.

Lastly a big thanks to Pete from Go Slideways for taking on the infield photography role. Eugene was at a wedding, although he did make a cameo appearance later in the evening. Thanks for the awesome photos Pete, and we know there are a whole lot more to come.

  (To view photos please visit the Oceanview Speedway facebook page, Go Slideways Tv facebook page  and the Oceanview Speedway Info facebook page) 

Sidecars are the feature story on today's Speedway Page in the River City Press. 

If you don't get River City Press delivered or you live outside Wanganui, you can view a pdf of the Speedway Page at the link below. 

Warriors Team

Unfortunately, this is not the news Wanganui Warriors fans will want to hear.

The Wanganui Warriors Superstock Team will not be taking part in the ENZED/Dewtec New Zealand Superstock Teams Champs this season.

Wanganui Stockcar and Speedway Club (WSSC) president and Warriors manager Daryl James made the announcement today.

"The Superstock class at Wanganui is rebuilding" he said. "We were hopeful of having enough Wanganui cars and drivers to represent the Club, but that hasn't... happened".

"We have had some offers from out-of-town drivers, but it was always our first preference to have a completely Wanganui team".

Mr James said that club members and drivers are incredibly disappointed. "Teams Champs is the highlight of the speedway season, and we are gutted not to be there."

The WSSC sees this year's decision as a one-off.

"We will have new cars on the track next season, and we will do everything we can to get a competitive team together" said Mr James.

In the meantime, WSSC members will focus on the Wanganui Vulcans Stockcar Team, who are entered in the New Zealand Stockcar Teams Champs in Gisborne in late February.

"We have a very experienced Vulcans team, that with a little bit of luck is good enough to win the Gisborne event. If we do that, we get to host the event next season, which

would be massive for the Club."

And Mr James had a message for the Warriors' supporters and sponsors.

"We enjoy fantastic support from the speedway community and from our many sponsors for which we are hugely grateful. We will be back next season, better than ever".

Oceanview 5000

Thank you to the sub-committee of the Oceanview 5000 for the many hours and hard work you all did to get the race meeting set up. You all did a great job finding sponsors, designing the trophies etc
Hope you are all proud of what you accomplished and we have received alot of positive feedback

NZ Sidecar Entry Forms

Click the link below to download your entry form for the Stevo Distributors NZ Sidecars, held 3 & 4 March 2017


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10 Dec 2016

We ARE racing today at 11 Dec 2016 at 2pm start.

Before we have a short break for the Christmas season we have a great race meeting this Saturday night

we have the action from the


20 drivers confirmed for this at this stage

We also have our West Coast Youth Ministock Champs, Golden Oldies and other classes

Gates open from 4pm to the public 

26 Nov

  The Fireworks Extravaganza that nearly wasn’t

 By Tony Stuart

 There were some nervous people gathered at Supercheap Auto Oceanview Family Speedway early on Saturday afternoon. Midday rain had caused the cancellation of the Christmas races at the Wanganui Racecourse, and the Wanganui Stockcar and Speedway Club’s committee members were fielding multiple questions as to whether Saturday night’s Fireworks Extravaganza would run.

 Weather maps and radars were studied and opinions were exchanged. The committee decided it was business as usual, even as another shower blew across Oceanview.

 And it was an inspired decision. The weather was cool and windy, but the rain that fell in town bypassed the speedway. A very good crowd poured in, and the best night’s racing at Oceanview Family Speedway in some time was the result.

 The West Coast Sidecars trophy is headed to Auckland. The 46A pairing of Russell Stewart (rider) and Andrew Parker (swinger) were unstoppable on the night, registering three race wins and a maximum 15 points.

 The Palmerston North pair of Josh Lambert and Mikey O’Neill (26P) finished second, two points behind the Aucklanders. In third place was former 1NZ rider John Hannan (19V) with swinger Bryce Rose.

 It was a night to forget however for local hopes Aaron Rose and Amelia Stanley (34V). Rose couldn’t get the bike off the starting line in the first two heats, succumbing to what he described as “ooerator error”.

 Stewart and Parker have now completed five successive race wins at Oceanview this season. With the New Zealand Sidecar Championships at the Wanganui in March, they will be the early title favourites.

 Dion Mooney had another dominant night in the Stockcars, winning two heats and the Trev’s Concrete Stockcar Shootout.

 Mooney was too quick for Tony Hodge (53V), after Hodge had earlier ended 24V Wayne Wright’s bid to win the spoils.

 It wasn’t all plain sailing for Mooney though. In the feature race newcomer Peter Wapp (51V) slammed the 2NZ car into the wall

 A competitive field of Superstocks turned on some brutal racing. Stratford driver Phil Ogle was an early casualty as Asher Rees (126G) piled into the side of his car just short of the finish line.

 Ethan Rees took (127G) the first race, Asher the second, and father Peter Rees took out the Superstock Feature in the immaculate Nissan-powered 10G car.

 Durig the Feature Race Asher Rees tried to take Kerry Podjursky (56V) to the wall at the southern end. Podjursky responded with a brutal hit to Rees’ left front wheel ending the race for the young man from Foxton.

 The Grand Slam combined the Stockcars with the Superstocks and there was plenty of action. Jayson Palamountain (28V) stopped Asher Rees in his tracks with a massive hit in front of a crowded southern embankment, whilst Ethan Rees took up his brother’s battle with Podjursky. Peter Rees took out the race.

 Wins in the Youth Ministocks were shared between William Hughes (99S), Callum Sturzaker (driving Hughes’ car) and Trazarn Ryland-Annabel, who took two wins. Jemma Barnes debuted a brand new 92V car which was absolutely immaculate.

 In th Production Saloons John Caird (53V) took two wins, but in the second race had his bonnet fly open obscuring his vision. Somehow he managed to complete five laps at race pace before pulling to the infield, peering through a small gap at the bottom of his windscreen. Jason Pointon (71V) took that race.

 At the end of the racing programme the lights went out, and the team from Kairanga Lions Club turned on a spectacular fireworks display which was visible right across the city.

 It was a fittingly explosive finish to an excellent night of explosive on-track action that very nearly didn’t happen.



Youth Ministock Oceanview 5000

In January 2017, Oceanview Speedway will be hosting a big meeting for Youth Ministocks. This is to recognise the role that Oceanview played in getting the Ministock class off the ground, when Darryl Taylor decided to come up with an affordable entry-level speedway car.

Run over two nights, January 13th and 14th, the Oceanview 5000 will be restricted to 100 competitors; 20 aged 12 to 13, and 80 aged 14 and 16. The entry form will be released this evening.

We've set up a new Facebook page especially for the Oceanview 5000 - https://www.facebook.com/Oceanview5000/ - go and like the page, and you'll be kept in the loop. We will have updates on this page, but the Oceanview 500 Facebook page will be the place to get all the news about the event.

Stay tuned for more information.


CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR YOU ENTRY FORM (this will take you to Drop Box to download





ENTRY FEE....$35 FAMILY (2 adults + 3 children), $15 ADULT (16yrs upward), $5 child (8yrs - 15yrs) 

23 October Opening Meeting Report

Report from Opening Meeting thanks Tony Stuart
Oceanview Opens

The sun shone on Supercheap Auto Oceanview Family Speedway as a new season kicked into life on Sunday. Competitor numbers were down a little, with a number of drivers delaying their first appearance, but there was still action aplenty.
The Elite Mechanical Stockcars took top billing. Mike Mooney has renewed his sponsorship of the Elite Series for Stockcars, but this season points will be awarded at every meeting, with drivers able to drop their worst two meeting scores. Sadly for last year’s series winner Dion Mooney, a power steering pump failure kept the immaculate 2NZ machine in the pits.
That was good news for Elite Series runner-up last year, Mark Johnston. The 78V car took the first two heats, and finished second to the lone Superstock competitor Scott Duncan in the third to take a good haul of points. 
Come the feature race, Nathan Black (67V) decided that enough was enough, and he and Johnston had a running battle. Black, running the ex-Ian Barron car did everything he could to halt Johnston’s progress, and when the race ended with Chet Swan winning in the 9V car, Black and Johnston were several laps down.
The PAUA Print Grand Slam featured more of the same, with a prize up for grabs for the best stirrer. Unsurprisingly Black took that out, but not before being fired into the wall at the Airport end by Jamie Tinetti in Daryl James’ 53V car. The race was taken out by Brendon Learmonth in the 174V Tank, after he had a heavy collision with the wall earlier in the day.
It was great to see former 1NZ Gerry Linklater back on the track, even if he was flying an “L” flag as he goes through a mentoring programme. But both he and Jayson Palamountain (28V) had days to forget. Newcomer Peter Wapp (51V) in the former Potaka car had plenty of fun on his first day of competition.
Dion Mooney should be repaired for this coming weekend, and Francis Potaka will debut his new car. The two Vulcans drivers head south next week with the Ken’s Cowboys team, and will be competing with the Wanganui Vulcans at the Huntly Teams Invitational on the 18th and 19th of November. The first Vulcans team of the season will be selected soon.
The Remax Realty Youth Ministocks provided the biggest fields of the day, with visitors Dion Henderson (45K) and Jackson Evans (47H) taking two races each. Henderson in particular had great pace, breaking Dylan Smith’s Youth Ministock lap record in the third race with a lap of 18.38 seconds. 
Callum Sturzaker (15V) was the most consistent of the local competitors with three fourth placings and a third, whilst Hailey James (12V) had a scary moment on the final race when her car was struck from behind and almost rolled.
Bradley Korff (86S) took a clean sweep of the River City Press Adult Ministock races. Ryan Nolly (72S) took two second placings and one third, whilst last season’s points winner Ayrton Smith was off his normal pace, although he managed a third placing in the feature race.
A good field of Caird Bobcats Production Saloons was bolstered by Hawkes Bay visitor Brendon Zachan, who took the first race and the feature. Jason Pointon was on the pace in the 71V car, and Steven Davie (17V) had a good win in the other race. 
Grant Little (5V) was another consistent performer, whilst the local field has been bolstered by three newcomers, Shane van Schalkwyk (27V), Brent Hackett (11V) and Mike Lovell (10V) who debuted an immaculate Holden Commodore.
Sunday was a good blow-out for the competitors, and for the new Oceanview Family Speedway team under the leadership of new club president Daryl James. 

The Sun Shines on Oceanview

By Tony Stuart & Aimee Barnes

 The sun again shone on Supercheap Auto Oceanview Family Speedway for the second meeting of the new season, although a southerly wind kept things cool. Competitor numbers were up on the first meeting, with a number of drivers turning out for their first drive of the new season

 The Elite Mechanical Stockcars once again took top billing. Last year’s series winner Dion Mooney had repaired the malfunctioning power steering pump that kept the immaculate 2NZ machine in the pits last Sunday, and quickly showed he will be the man to beat again this season.

 Mooney took a clean sweep of four wins, including the PAUA Print Grand Slam. The first race saw the 22v of Scott “Scooter” McIntosh take an early lead. Scooter has contracted to Oceanview this season, and will be a welcome addition to the Stockcar ranks. However Dion Mooney was on the charge and after spinning 78V Mark Johnston powered through the field climbing over the front of the 22v car on his mission to claim the chequered flag. 52V Francis Potaka was quick in his first time out finishing in third behind 22v and a tremendous drive after the spin saw with the 78v of Johnston close behind in fourth.

 Mooney’s domination continued as the day wore on, but there were some fierce battles back in the field. Francis Potaka discovered his bumper, Mark Johnston pushed his way towards the front, and Scooter was prominent in the attacking department, but taking punishment as well as dishing it out.

 In the Grand Slam there was action right from the start with the 52V car spinning the 22V into turn 1, then coming out of turn 2 the 81V Superstock of Karlos Holloway turned the 81V Stockcar of Trevor Greig into the wall. The 98v of Gerry Linklater managed to come out of turn 1 in the lead of the race but after clipping a parked car that was quickly remedied by the 2nz who chased him down and took the lead. McIntosh tried to stall Mooney and allow Mark Johnston to sneak past but couldn’t stop the 2nz. 78v decide to have a little fun and spun the 81v car on the back straight then taking him to the grass the next lap in the exact same place. In the end the 2nz couldn’t be stopped and took home the win with 78v home in second.

 In the Sharp As Superstocks, Scott Duncan was joined by 599V Ron Tye, 81V Karlos Holloway and 66S Clint Hill. Their first race started with a bang…from the 599v car which launched from the start only to become stranded with what looked like the driveshaft sitting on the track behind it. A restart was called and 23v Scott Duncan led the race from start to finish, the first of three wins for the day as Tye did not return.

The Remax Realty Youth Ministocks saw wins to Karl Rowe (43P), Trazarn Ryland-Annabel and Brody Casey, son of class sponsor Jon. Brody Casey was greeted with several buckets of water upon his return to the pits after his victory lap, having achieved his first-ever win. His form suggested that his first win will not be his last!

Ayrton Smith (64P) and Bradley Korff (86 S) shared the spoils in the River City Press Adult Ministocks, Korff winning the second race of the day with a daring last-lap pass of Smith.

 The Caird Bobcats Production Saloons first race saw Steven Davis (17V) lead from start to finish uncontested. Grant Loveridge returned to the track today in a production saloon. In the feature race a great battle raged on for the lead of the race between Davis, Grant Little (5V), John Huijs (74V) and Jason Pointon (71V), with the Little car taking the win.

 The Minisprints were welcome visitors. Shane Dewar’s new 41P machine was the class act of the day, powering to a clean sweep of victories after Cameron Hurley (82V) lost power while leading the opening race. Trent Leslie (46V), Kurt Phillips (33S) and Warren Riddick (5S) were also prominent.

 Racing starts at 3pm this Sunday afternoon for our third meeting of the season, and the programme features Superstocks, Stockcars, Youth and Adult Ministocks, Sidecars and Production Saloons.

 There’s a short break after this week’s meeting, after which we’ll be into Saturday night racing, starting with our annual Fireworks meeting on 26th November. That’s a night you won’t want to miss, and as well as our best Fireworks display yet, we’ll be featuring the Trev’s Concrete Stockcar Shootout and the West Coast Youth Ministocks.

 There’s sure to be a big crowd at this meeting, so get here early to get your favourite spot. Bring a picnic tea, or there’ll be extra Gourmet Express vans on site with burgers, hot dogs chips, hot and cold drinks and all your favourite speedway fare; be there!








YOUTH MINSTOCKS....Your working bee this Saturday 8th Oct from 10am in the Clubrooms.  You will be painting the internal ceiling, please come prepared thanks


Vulcans Racing 2016-17

A busy season awaits the Wanganui Vulcans Stockcar team. The Vulcans have been invited to compete at the Huntly Teams on November 18th and 19th and a teams race against Stratford will take place at Oceanview Speedway on Saturday 10th December. Later in the season the Vulcans will be off to Gisborne again for the NZ Stockcar Teams, and to Meeanee for the Peter Barry meeting.

 The WSSC invites any driver interested in making themselves available for Vulcans selection to attend a meeting at the Clubrooms on Saturday 8th October at 1pm. If you can't make it but are still interested, please contact Daryl James or Francis Potaka.


Naming Rights

The Wanganui Stockcar and Speedway Club has confirmed its naming rights sponsor for the 2016-17 season.

 Supercheap Autos came on board as our naming rights sponsor last season, and we are delighted to confirm that the company has agreed to sponsor the speedway for a second season.

 The 2016-17 speedway season is getting closer every day, with the race season at Supercheap Autos Oceanview Speedway due to kick off on Sunday 23nd October at 3pm. Big thanks to Supercheap Autos for partnering with the Club once again.

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