Stockcars in spotlight at speedway
The annual Motor Machinists Robin Pratt Memorial for Stockcars is the feature event tomiorrow night at the Robertson Holden International Speedway.
One of the biggest preChristmas meetings anywhere in the country, this championship is always hotly contested and a fitting tribute to one of Manawatu¯ ’s Stockcar pioneers.
With another massive field of Stockcars expected for the silverware, picking a winner is anyone’s guess. Former winner 667p Hamish McLeod was in good form on opening night, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see 172p Daniel Burmeister or 15p Luke Miers feature in the results. 6v Dion Mooney has been rapid for a couple of seasons now, and is such a regular visitor that he may escape attention. This title is always hard-won no matter who emerges triumphant, so it should be an entertaining night’s racing. The other feature event this weekend is the first round of the Lucas Oil SuperStock Shootout Series. 58p Peter Bengston was consistently excellent on opening night, and 1nzp William Humphries was also on song after a first race DNF. Hawke’s Bay’s 46b Quinn Ryan was victorious in the series last season, and a good contingent of visitors is expected to challenge the locals.
Minisprints, Sidecars, Adult Ministocks and Historic Stockcars complete the racing lineup, which commences at 7pm. Waldegrave Street Gate opens at 5pm with Cook & Cuba Street Gates open from 6pm. Admission prices are Adults $25 (16 and over), $10 children aged 8-15, and $60 for two adults and up to four children. Children seven and under are free. www.pnspeedway.co.nz
SuperStocks will be back in action on Saturday night for the Lucas Oil SuperStock Shootout Series Round 1.
Below: Stockcars will battle it out for the prestigious Motor Machinists Robin Pratt Stock Memorial on Saturday night.