Ladies challenge pulls speedway crowd
A ladies challenge attracted a spectators to Waharoa Speedway.
The unique event, where six women got behind the wheel of a mini stock for two races and a fender bender for one race, took place on January 22.
‘‘There were quite a lot of spectators who got out their blankets and had tea out of the back of their cars,’’ club mem-
of ber Damien Laird said. ‘‘The grass bank was full of cars.’’
He said Katie Laird and Dee Halbert were neck and neck from the word go. ‘‘Katie lead the fender bender but Dee beat her. Dee won the mini stock race but Katie was close behind.’’ He said it was ‘‘a proud moment’’ when his 19-year-old daughter won the third race, which was in a mini stock.
Halbert won the first place trophy, which was sponsored by Neven Granich. Katie gained the second place trophy, which is sponsored by Spooks Shearing and Rachael Henderson gained the third place trophy.
Holding the event at twilight, for the first time, was partially why the event was popular, but Damien also attributed it to the fact the club held the North Island Adult Ministock title at the same event.