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Track: Palmerston North
Date: Saturday 28 October 2006
Event: Stockcar Soccer
Pictures & reporting by Mike Pollard


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Palmerston North - 28 October 2006
Stockcar Soccer
Pictures & reporting by Mike Pollard

Stockcar Soccer

The Stockcar Soccer started with a Zidane type affair, as team captain #52p Gary Hayes was rolled in an off the ball incident within 5 seconds of the opening whistle!
#49p Stephen Bleackley was lucky to stay on the pitch after that tackle, and then to add insult to injury, scored on the stroke of half time.
Justice was done however as the scores were levelled before the final whistle.
a penalty shoot-out was averted as both teams agreed to a replay later in the season.

Superstocks

Heat 1
20 x cars rolled out for the opening heat, with numbers boosted by visitors from Wellington, Napier and Skegness!
Driving a Kiwi Superstock for the first time since finishing 10th in the 2001 World 240 champs, Alan "Skeggy" Skayman was out for a couple of runs in the track owned #97p machine.
#98p Craig Humphries was the early leader before the reds came out for #9p Brett Hyslop, with #77p Wayne Norris retiring at the same time. #94p Royden Collingwood shot through to take the lead with #7p Shane Penn and #10p Peter Rees swapping positions behind. #94p Collingwood went awol early which left #7p Penn and #10p Rees to battle for the lead, and battle they did with #10p Rees delivering an almighty blow on the penultimate lap, only for #7p Penn to repay the compliment on the last, to take the win. #97p Skayman was starting from the back, and after a hesitant start dealing with #7w Jordan Keene, drove smart and steadily, and was up in the points by race end.

1.#7p Shane Penn 2.#10p Peter Rees 3.#98p Craig Humphries 4.#31p Andy McCabe 5.#53p Kevan Roberts 6.#97p Alan Skayman

Heat 2
#7p Shane Penn was quickly to the front, with #10p Peter Rees charging through the pack, trying to get on his tail. #97p Skayman was starting from the back again, and was past a number of cars with ease before squeezing up the inside of #7b Shane Mellsop. #7b Mellsop took exception to this and lunged at #97p Skayman leaving him facing the traffic on the exit of turn two, eventually bringing out the reds. On the restart #10p Rees failed to catch the flying #7p Penn and instead turned his attentions on #53p Kevan Roberts, both cars baulking each other to the flag.

1.#7p 2.#58p peter bengston 3.#94p royden collingwood 4.#8p scott miers 5.#96b murray long 6.#31p

Feature (all in)
The heats had been good, but the feature was exceptional.
#8p Scott Miers and #7p Shane Penn were immediatley at the front battling for the lead with #10p Peter Rees and #94p Royden Collingwood right behind. #10p Rees caught and disposed of #7p Renn, leaving #94p Collingwood to challenge for second. #10p Rees was having none of it and launched an attack of such ferocity that saw #94p Collingwood's wheels and nerf rails flying in all directions.
#7p Penn had recovered from his early set back and was past #8p Miers for second. a lap down #97p Peter Locke was in the Skayman car, and on the last lap rammed the leader #10p Rees into the wall. Although the thud resounded around the stadium, #10p Rees has this amazing ability to hit the wall at the right angle, so that the "rebound" leaves him pointing straight at the aggressor. a stomp on the gas and all of a sudden the tables have been turned with #97p Locke on his roof!

1.#7p 2.#31p 3.#98p 4.#1nz Graeme Ward* 5.#77p Wayne Norris* 6.#99p Scott McIntosh*
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Stockcar All in (all in)

#8p Scott Miers' stop/start night continued as he shot off the front with great speed before slowing and being spun by the Stockcar of #84p Kevin Large. #8p Miers eventually retiring in smoke. a very fast race was won by #58p Peter Bengston, with special mention to the Stockcar of #65v Lisa Black who's points finish was just reward after being rolled in the heats.

1.#58p 2.#84p Kevin Large* 3.#98p 4.#99p* 5.#8p 6.#65v Lisa Black*
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An excellent evening of speedway action, yet despite #7p Penn winning both heats and feature, most people came away talking about the amazing #10p Peter Rees.

Cars racing
Snr Ministocks 31
Jnr Ministocks 27
Stockcars 22
Superstocks 20
Saloons 9
Sidecars 9
Minisprints 7
Solos 6



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