Lo­cal boys liv­ing the stock­car dream

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Four lo­cal boys got to live the dream rep­re­sent­ing Whanga­mata¯ at Wa­haroa Speed­way re­cently, tak­ing out first and sec­ond in their first stock car race meet.

A $5000 do­na­tion from the Whanga­mata¯ Com­mu­nity Board and sup­port from the com­mu­nity helped Bos­ton Adams, Reef Beaver, Blake Good­man and Josh Smith have a go at the sport. Bos­ton had a win and Blake a sec­ond.

Blake’s mum Sarah says the Whanga Stox was started up thanks to the gen­eros­ity of the owner of four stock cars who wanted to see them used. Bos­ton, Blake, Reef and Josh had par­ents will­ing to com­mit to get­ting the sport go­ing lo­cally, and the op­por­tu­nity is open to other keen young driv­ers if they can get parental sup­port.

“What a dream to be told as a young man that you can drop the clutch, scream it out in sec­ond and go hard. It’s what we would prob­a­bly all like to do but some peo­ple don’t push those lim­its. These four — there’s not one that’s ner­vous among them. They all go pretty hard.”

Blake has a “blat pad­dock” at home in Went­worth Val­ley in which to prac­tise and Joe Adams from O¯ poutere has also al­lowed rac­ing. Sarah says it re­quires a bit of com­mit­ment and cost, with on­go­ing ex­penses for fix­ing and main­tain­ing the cars, and they are grate­ful for sup­port.

“We are al­ways look­ing for spon­sors, so get in touch through our Whanga Stox Face­book page for an op­por­tu­nity to ad­ver­tise your busi­ness.”

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