20-lap dash trophy and a bucket of cold water
Local racer Dave Johnston celebrated his first official race win in emphatic fashion by taking out the Production Saloon 20-Lap Dash Trophy at Kaikohe Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
Johnston’s win in the feature race of the day also earned him the traditional dousing with a bucket of cold water, noted local motorsport commentator, Darren Emm. The other placings in Sunday’s trophy race were Stephen Emm and Rex Roycroft 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Otherwise it was all pretty quiet for the club’s second twilight meet of the domestic season with only two other grades raced on the day, limited saloons and ladies production. Emm wondered if some drivers had been put off by “all the rain, thunder and lightning” which has fallen on the Far North recently.
“Turnout wasn’t that great,” he admitted, adding the weather actually turned out to be ideal on Sunday. In fact, it was nearly too hot with the track still needing plenty of water and several drivers left a tad sunburned by the end of the day.
■ The club’s next raceday is the Christmas Meet on Sunday, December 23, with racing set to start from 1pm. Proceedings include racing, an appearance by Santa — the traditional one — and a shared lunch.
The top three placegetters in the Production Saloon 20 Lap Dash Trophy at Kaikohe on Sunday were, Dave Johnston (middle) 1st, Stephen Emm (left, 2nd) and Rex Roycroft 3rd.