Easy to remember address :
Waikaraka Park
NZ Streetstock G.P
by macgor
The NZ Streetstock G.P attracted just shy  of fifty cars and was run on the one night . Sadly this meant two groups of cars had to run 3 heats of qualifying each before the three heat finals could get under way . The first heat of the finals did not see the green until after 10 pm  , the second heat at 10.50 pm  and the final heat got the go at at about 11.20pm  not that there were too many people left around to see it .
It was all rather a shame really because the racing for the G.P was really good , plenty of contact and the streetstock  keen spectators were obviously happy with what they saw judging by the cheering and applause that went on .

I left at 11.30 pm straight after the third heat of the finals not knowing for sure the final placings for the G.P . Looking at the results sheet on the Waikaraka site there appears to have been a run off after that for 3rd and 4th in the championship . BTW that results sheet suggests there was other racing after the thrid heat of the G.P , not so , the third heat was the final event of the night barring the run off .

Other classes running were Std Stocks , Ministocks , Modifieds and Ltd Saloons . Field sizes were on the small side although once again the racing was quite watchable .

Lots of good things happening at Waikaraka this season but one of the most important aspects , the race night management , is still not meeting the grade . Too long between events and too much time spent lining cars up on their grids are just two of the points that need addressing urgently . Of course starting this particular meeting 30 mins late just added to it's woes . 

NZ Streetstock G.P result . 1st 53m Wayne Cochrane , 2nd 12 Mark McNabb , 3rd 11k Steve DeMalmanche

The images below are a potpourri of some of the action