Warriors Team
Written by Cindy   
Thursday, 26 January 2017

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".