5th November
Written by Cindy   
Tuesday, 07 November 2017

Second time lucky



The sun shone over Supercheap Auto Oceanview Family Speedway on Sunday. After the disappointment of the previous week, local racers and fans got their first taste of speedway action for the new season.


The Elite Mechanical Stockcars provided plenty of action. Mark Johnston (78V) took the first heat, with Dion Mooney taking the second race. Mooney looked in control of the feature until a blown right rear tyre let Dennis Black (82V) through for a popular win. Then in the PAUA Print Grand Slam Black started stirring things up until Mooney slammed him into the wall at the airport end, almost rolling the 82V machine. Mark Johnston took the race win.


Max Holloway appeared in father Karlos’ 81V Superstock, and took two of the three races, the first with a last gasp pass of Morris Doyle (53V) on the finish line. The second heat went to Cameron Jurgens (66V) in just his second race in the new car. Doyle had three second placings


A big field of Sidecars turned up, and they turned on some excellent racing on a fast, dry race surface. Fresh from winning the Ray Tarrant Memorial Sidecars at Palmerston North the night before John Hannan/Bryce Rose (19V) took two wins in their three heats, as did Aaron Rose/Bailee Ross (34V). Both combinations are showing excellent early-season form.


In the NZME Adult Ministocks class, wins were shared between Hailey James (92V), Nathan Nolly (39S) and Bradley Korff (86S). In the Remax Realty Youth Ministocks, a large field provided some close racing. Damon Smith (81W), Seth Hodge (12P) and Nicole Hickmott (47B) shared the spoils.


It was the Grant Show in the Brian FM Production Saloons. Grant Little (5V) took out the opening race, but Grant Loveridge (7V) took out the next two, in dominant fashion.


It was great to finally get our first race meeting done and dusted. Racing continues this Saturday night at 7pm when we race under lights for the first time this season.