Club night number 3 for the season at TWS Paradise Valley Speedway took place on Wednesday night and featured Ministocks, Stockcars, Six Shooters, Streetstocks and Production Saloons. It was a quieter meeting than previous ones, so much so that it probably would have been quicker for track announcer Paul Hickey to introduce the spectators to the drivers rather than the other way around. It was still an enjoyable night however and it was an opportunity for a few of the classes who haven’t had a lot of track time recently.
The orange group for Ministocks started things off with 118r Joel Steiner clearing out for a great win. Regular winner Terrence Dorrell in 212r added another 2 to his list by taking out the next two races with his cousins 88r Cohen Wright and 74r Tikayla Manson not far behind. The yellow group for the lesser experienced drivers saw wins go the way of 13r Sean Nicholls, 46r Louis Taylor and 11r Jack Cunningham with top performances from 21r Jack Wilson and 971r George Crawford.
Just the pair a pair of Six Shooters made the grid for some 8 lap sprints with 17r Luke Westbury and 71m Emily Collis out for a squirt on the dirt. The Streetstocks managed just the 2 starters also with 16a Paul Payne and 199r Jaxon Whyte spinning laps three times over.
A good Stockcar field greeted the starter with a couple of new cars and drivers amongst them was former Streetstock national champion Chris Shingleton who was well on the pace all night. The first race win went to 733r Riley McDonald as the rest bumped their way around the track. Race two was a Callum Flavell benefit in 513r and a top drive by ex Ministock racer 189r Milla Theobald who held off race one winner McDonald for a well earned second place. Theobald went one better in the last race collecting her first home win after coming close in previous races.
The Production Saloons completed the race programme with 5r Trent Robertson taking the race one win after a good fight with 27r James Cunningham as a few others behind him traded paint. Race two was a mirror image of the first with Robertson again first from Cunningham with 12r Anthony Madgwick in close company. Robertson completed a perfect night with a win off the front row as 63r Peter Craddock and 32r Baelie Johnson battled in out for the minor placings.
Production Saloon Points for the night
Production Saloon Club Points
The next meeting at TWS Paradise Valley Speedway is another big one for the Superstock class with the annual TWS World 240’s on Friday January 22nd and 23rd featuring over 100 of the best fighting it out to see who will next get their name on the the prestigious silverware. Also over the 2 nights is the 4th running of the Aotearoa Ladies Stockcar Crown sponsored by Sharky’s Engineering Ltd. Throw in a Stockcar teams race and a Ministock invitation and it all adds up to another great weekend of action on New Zealand’s number one speedway track.