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STRATFORD - 20 NOVEMBER 2004
40th Anniversary Trophy and Taranaki Championship for Superstox
Report and pictures by Mike Pollard

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STRATFORD - 20 NOVEMBER 2004
40th Anniversary Trophy and Taranaki Championship for Superstox
Report and pictures by Mike Pollard

Well there can't be many tracks built in the shadow of a volcano, but this is one of them!

Stratford was celebrating 40 years of racing with the 40th Anniversary Trophy and Taranaki Championship for the Superstox class.

The 40th Anniversary Trophy was raced for over 3 heats with a rotating grid format deciding the winner, which was to be visiting driver #85H Jared Wade from Huntly with 2xseconds and 1xthird place finish from the heats.

The Taranaki champs was decided by a fourth race over 15 laps with the highest point scorers from the heats starting at the back.

#72S Simon Joblin and #282S Phil Ogle started on the front row with #72S Simon Joblin storming into an early lead until caught on lap 5 by a very quick #515R Stan Hickey who started the race in mid
field. As so often happens in New Zealand racing, team tactics come into play and the Stratford boys were desperate to win something! On lap 9 Phil Ogle had found himself at the back of the field and decided to take out Hickey... he missed, but next time around he connected and Hickey was relegated down the field. This left visitors #18H Bryce Steiner and #85H Jared Wade to battle for the lead. Ogle tried a number of times to take out the visiting drivers, but ran out of laps. Bryce Steiner hung on for the win to cap off a very successful night for the visiting Huntly drivers.

Superstox Results

Heat 1:
1. #18H Bryce Steiner 2. #4S Bruce Williams 3. #85H Jared Wade 4. #4R Neil McCoard 5. #515R Stan Hickey 6. #73R Clint Thickpenny 7. #53S Tony Schrader
Heat 2:
1. #28H Glenn Drabble 2. #85H Jared Wade 3. #4S Bruce Williams 4. #99V Richard Watkins 5. #72S Simon Joblin 6. #59B Tony True 7. #35S Peter Nolly
Heat 3:
1. #515R Stan Hickey 2. #85H Jared Wade 3. #4R Neil McCoard 4. #4S Bruce Williams 5. #18H Bryce Steiner 6. #86H Kris Allen 7. #28H Glenn Drabble
Taranaki Champs:
1. #18H Bryce Steiner 2. #85H Jared Wade 3. #72S Simon Joblin 4. #4R Neil McCoard 5. #515R Stan Hickey 6. #86h kris allen 7. #73R Clint Thickpenny

Cars racing
Ministox 19
Superstox 15
Std Stox 15
Street Stox 12
Midgets 8
Historic Stox 7



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