15th of October 2006
was a good turn out of cars for
the first days racing of the season at the Kaikohe Race Track. A cool
wind kept the crowd cool but those drivers were certainly hot to trot
going round the race track trying out the newly laid clay thanks to the
hard work of Keith, Warwick, Stuart and Bruce. There were new cars with
new drivers, old cars with new drivers and old drivers with new cars so
a good mix for the first days racing.
Grade Men were up first with 8 cars
lined up on the grid and after the green flag fell Myles Greenwood (80)
put pedal to the metal and weaved his way through the pack to catch
Darryl Jay (34) and it was a good cat and mouse game. Stephen Hannon
(31) was the first to make contact with the back wall for the season.
Race 2 saw Myles (80) and Stephen Hannon (14) tussling it out in the
front this time, Peter Cortesi (42) had some loud backfiring and Glen
Henry (65) and Andrew Jackson (66) were swapping paint going across the
finish line. Race 3 had Stephen (31), Darryl (34) and Myles (80) three
abreast round the first bend. Andrew (66) had the lead with Stephen
(31) was doing his best to get past with Myles (80) up his tail pipe
with his bonnet hanging on by a thread for some good exciting racing to
Production Men lined up. The old
555 has now become 92 belonging to Pene Hohepa who was taking it easy
in the first race but Bruce Mallindine (49) had his foot flat to the
floor while Cheyne Nathan (32) took a detour to get across the finish
line. Race 2 had Pene (92) really flying like it used to with Bruce
(49) chasing hard putting the pressure on. Cheyne (32) left some paint
on pit wall in this race. Race 3 saw Cheyne (32), Tony Taylor (101) and
Nigel Dunn (96) having their own little tussel behind the leaders.
Supers and Limiteds and 4
contenders. Max Andresen (58) having just put a new motor in his car
got the jump at the start but Keith Wilson (10) was fair flying round
the bends just about airborne. His wife Debbie was heard to ask if he
had a pilots licence.
Taylor (67) was having some good racing til he spun at cemetery bend.
driver Erin Watkins (20) joined the
4 other Juniors and made a good job of it even winning a race and
getting the customary drenching for it. Scott Wilson was driving Zara
Cliftons (13) car and he had a good race with Erin (20) neck and neck
which made for some exciting racing.
Harris had his brand new car (555)
joining Stuart Hutton (43) and Neville Scott (91) for the B Grade race.
Boss was fair flying as usual, Stuart and Neville were chasing hard til
Stuart blew a water hose and was clouded in steam.
Production and C Grade Ladies joined
up for their races. Brand new driver Michelle Cordon (20) was keeping
up with the others and even got 2 wins and the customary bucket of
water, her clothes were later seen drying on the fence. Wendy in her
new car, Geordies old car (51) was giving the car a good work out. Jay
Aukett is driving her sisters car (37) til hers is finished and Debbie
Beadle (101) had a good day.
cars lined up for the all in ranging
from C Grade to the Supers and they were off in a roar with Cordell
Armstrong (69) being the leader of the pack and the Supers soon caught
up with the tail enders. Myles (80) was on 3 wheels around the corners
and Keith Wilson (10) coming mighty close to the back wall then popped
a tyre and limped to the pits. Cordell Armstrong (69) had a moment on
the back straight - exciting racing to watch so it was a great ending
to a great days racing.
are many people to thank - you
know who you are - without you all we wouldn’t be racing. Dave, Rachel,
Mike, Jenny, Sue, Michaela, Steve, Natasha, James, Bruce, Stuart,
Keith, Paul, and Noel to name a few, but last but not least the
spectators, thank you for coming and enjoying the days racing. It was
good to see you up there on the back bank.
next race meet is the 5th November and I hope you are all
getting your cars ready for the upcoming DEMOLITION DERBY on the 19th
November. Entry forms and rules are available form A & D Automotive
- 4011015 or Kaikohe Photographic 4011886. See you all there at the