Ltd Saloon Stampede + Auckland Saloon Champs .
Overcast weather leading up to this meeting was a worry but
it stayed dry at least until the meeting was getting into it's stride .
Ltd Saloon Stampede .
This used to be titled the Ltd Saloon Nationals and in
it's hey day attracted monstrous fields . Disapointing this year inthat
it was a small field of ten cars that fronted . Having said that , there
was quality on hand in the form of 48m Phil Towgoood , 5 m Brent McClymont
, 32a Steve Louden , 58a Gavin Hinsley and 26a Brian Noble .
They only had one heat which was one of two or three
to set grid positions for a one race final . Phil Towgood won the heat
with the others mentioned filling the minor positions .
Auckland Saloon Champs
14 cars including the likes of Skinny Colson ,
Geoff Fletcher , Kevn Moore , Paul Carter , Lance Jennings etc.
sadly the big wet came as they were lining up for heat
one of their three heat championship .
17 cars got one race done and showed promise for an action
filled last night of the season for the class .
Never got a run but there looked to be a good number
of cars in the pits , possibly more than the ltd Saloons .
22 cars plus one agrader . It was all on from flag fall
and the action simply dazed most of us that were watching . The images
below are just a sampling of what went on . I'm not sure how many cars
made the finish line but there were plenty parked up before then . 7m Blu
Rawiri was in the thick of the action but he still took out the race win
. The best part was that all the main players were still mobile and that
fact promised that there were more good times to come . Darn the weather
that sent us home early .
7m Blu Rawiri attacked 76a Ritchie Wright with murderous
intent and nearly succeeded . The 76a crashed back to the track and set
about seeking retribution .
7m got delayed a little by other traffic giving
Ritchie Wright the opportunity for a little ! payback and assisted by Noel
Hawthorne in 5a the pair combined to power Blu Rawiri into the pit
bend wall . Some of the flying concrete is circled in one of the images
below . Hawthorne used the opportunity to pull off the pass for the
lead . Rawiri caught and dealt to him for his trouble .
Paully Rawiri only had one number on his dash and
bad luck for Peter Church it was 2nz .
Rawiri did a full lap in reverse attacking the rear bumper
of Peter Church or perhaps it was
Church that was doing the attacking by being in block
Either way it was a hoot to watch two of the best
entertaining at their best .