Stock­cars in spot­light at speed­way

Horowhenua Chronicle - - SPORT -

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

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Su­perS­tocks will be back in ac­tion on Satur­day night for the Lu­cas Oil Su­perS­tock Shootout Series Round 1.

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Be­low: Stock­cars will bat­tle it out for the pres­ti­gious Mo­tor Ma­chin­ists Robin Pratt Stock Me­mo­rial on Satur­day night.

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