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Palmerston North - Saturday 12 November 2005
Manawatu Ministock Champs
Words and pictures Mike Pollard

 

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Palmerston North - Saturday 12 November 2005
Manawatu Ministock Champs


Words and pictures Mike Pollard

Well I fancied a return trip to Stratford to take in some stock car teams racing, but the weather was playing god again, as Stratford became the first of many meetings to be cancelled up and down the country. The practice session at Wanganui was also rained off, so it's plan C ..... you can always rely on Palmy to put on a show.
It was good to see that driver #113a David Gaskin had honoured his booking and hauled his Modified all the way from Auckland, whilst for others the temptation of a hastily re-arranged meeting nearer home had proved just too tempting.
Another long distance visitor was Jimi Quinn in the #43a Auckland registered Midget, who's appearance was even more extraordinary given that the Midgets were'nt even running!!
It was the Manawatu champs for the Ministocks with lone visitor #12w Simon Hendry taking on 34 x locals for the title!

Heat 1
#42p Robin Davenport and #98p Shannon Clausen were off the front, and as Davenport tried to make a break he was quickly joined by #93 Aaron Roe and #77p Kyle Flynn who in turn was trying to hold off (and failing) the charge of #11p Alan Savell. First casualty was #12p Greg Roydhouse who was spinning and hitting the wall as Alan Savell was moving up again, this time past Kyle Flynn for 3rd, with #33p Scott Eastwood in tow. Eastwood wasn't able to live with the leaders however, as Davenport, Roe and Savell had a three way neck and neck, lap after lap battle for the lead, with the win ending up with Roe from Davenport and Savell.

Heat 2

#15p Dean Dingwall and #117p Shane Simpson this time on the front row, as Simpson was immediately joined at the front by team mate #118p Eddie Blackley in the Lotz of Potz car at the drop of the green, with Dingwall dropping into 3rd. The watered track was looking very slippy, but the matching cars were pulling clear as #47p Justin Kinane moved into 3rd.
Red flag for Scott Eastwood who had found himself in the wall. Still it was Simpson from Blackley as it became #13p Brian Taniwha's turn to move into 3rd, as Dingwall was moving backwards and almost managed to collect a fast moving #88p Andrew Humphries who was moving solidly through the field.
Another red flag, this time for Greg Roydhouse who was having a terrible night. On the restart and Simpson slowed, allowing team mate Blackley through for the win!

Heat 3

A quick look at the table, shows #93p Roe 3pts ahead of #11p Savell, just one point back to #118p Blackley with #42p Davenport just one point behind him. All the top point scorers were running from the back in this one, so it was still wide open.
#88p Andrew Humphries was on the front row and currently lying in 6th place in the points, a win here might just be enough. Humphries was away at the green leaving fellow front rower #12w Simon Hendry in his wake with #32p Grant Walsh slotting into 3rd, but was under pressure from #51p Ikey Hautapu and #85p Brad England. Humphries takes a big lead but its close further back, Hautapu, Hendry, Dorn, Walsh and England all line astern. Chequered out for Humphries who wins it by almost half a lap from Hautapu and Hendry.

Time to tally the points and the Manawatu ministock champ is the multi talented and multi retired #11p Alan Savell 93pts 2nd #93p Aaron Roe 91pts 3rd #88p Alan Humphries 89pts.

Superstocks

Another night of hard and fast racing from the superstocks who tonight were absolutely flying around the Palmerston oval.
A bit of a quiet night by his standards for track expert #58p Peter Bengston who's best result was a third and was "dealt to" in the Grand Slam by #8p Scott Miers who by contrast was having a super night, winning both opening heats. The feature race was won by ever improving Russel Harrop in the #24p car, whilst the Grand Slam was won by one of the sections most consistent performers #9p Brett Hyslop

Heat 1

1.#8p Scott Miers 2.#98p Craig Humphries 3.#97p Graeme Ward 4.#10p Peter Rees 5.#58p Peter Bengston 6.#5p Bruce Ward

Heat 2
1.#8p 2.#98p 3.#58p 4.#10p 5.#9p Brett Hyslop 6.#61p Gary Trotter

Feature (all in)

1.#24p Russell Harrop 2.#61p 3.#10p 4.#58p 5.#5p 6.#97p

Grand Slam (all in)

1.#9p 2.#10p 3.#5p 4.#98p 5.#33p Craig Rolsten 6.#97p John Taylor

Cars racing

Snr Ministocks 35
Stockcars 21
Superstocks 16
Streetcars 16
Jnr Ministocks 16
ATV Quads 16
Modifieds 6
Midget 1!



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