Vintage enthusiasm on the track
Vintage midgets and fresh talent were on display at the Anzac Youth and Veteran Day at Waharoa Speedway on Friday.
The Auckland Vintage Speedway Club made a special appearance, taking their historic cars on to the track for a friendly 10 lapper.
Club member Pat Brosnan was there with his 1979 LTC midget.
‘‘We come down every year and it’s always a good day,’’ he said.
‘‘ There’s always some little thing happening. Tomorrow I am off to Meeanee in Napier, three weeks ago I was in Whangarei.’’
Ministocks, production saloons, 1/4 midgets and jalopies competed on the day, with a focus on the youth classes.
Jamie Clarey, 14, a newcomer to Waharoa Speedway, has just finished his first season driving ministocks. ‘‘It’s really, really fun,’’ he said. He had made it to number two in the Ministock B class and was looking forward to next season.
The race meeting continued on Saturday with the Aleisha O’Reilly Memorial 30 Lapper a main feature of the club’s 25-year celebrations.
It was the final meeting of the season and the club would like to thank their major sponsors J Swap Contractors, Matamata Hire, Marc 1 Wheels and Tyres and Neven Granich. They would also like to thank the Buckley family for their ongoing support.
Veteran: Pat Brosnan, of Auckland, with his 1979 vintage midget at the Youth and Veteran Day at Waharoa Speedway.
Next generation: Waharoa Speedway driver Jamie Clarey, 14, has just finished his first season driving a ministock.
Old school: Historic speedway cars take to the track at Waharoa Speedway on Anzac Day.