Rangeview rules track

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport - By NI­COLA STE­WART

Rangeview Speed­way drivers were once again stand­outs at this year’s New Zealand Cir­cle Track Rac­ing As­so­ci­a­tion Cham­pi­onships.

For the sec­ond year in a row, the club took out the top three plac­ings in the pro­duc­tion sa­loons.

Rangeview pres­i­dent Mar­cus Bullen man­aged a hat- trick of wins to take first, with Dave Pilk­ing­ton and Kayne Suther­land sec- ond and third re­spec­tively.

It was the third win in four years for Bullen.

‘‘It was a pretty mas­sive achieve­ment,’’ he said.

‘‘ Only four cars from Rangeview went so to come back with the three top spots is pretty good.’’

Last year, the club won the ti­tles at their home track, so it was heart­en­ing to know they were still com­pet­i­tive on en­emy turf, he said.

‘‘Kayne and I had never been to Whangarei, it was all new to us.

‘‘To go to an­other track and win, when you have never raced there be­fore, is pretty good.’’

There was a huge sense of pride within the Rangeview Club, said Bullen.

‘‘Thanks to the club and our fam­i­lies for the sup­port, and all our spon­sors – the lo­cal busi­nesses that sup­port us, we couldn’t do it with­out them.’’

Bullen wasn’t sure if they would be back to de­fend their ti­tles next year.

‘‘Twelve months is a long time.’’

ni­cola.ste­wart@wrcn.co.nz

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