2008 - 2009
New Zealand Super Saloon Championship
Finals Night
Central Motor Speedway
Cromwell
10 January 2009
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Thanks to Dave for the web update after our great qualifying run on the Friday night, the live updating didn't quite go to plan given lack of 3G coverage from the track. Anyway we managed to carry out excellent form from Friday Night on to the finals on Saturday, with a 2nd in heat 1 and an 11th in heat 2 we were tied on points in 3rd place going into the final heat. Starting from grid 16, I made about 9 places and while making an out side pass with 3 or so laps to go disaster struck, Lance Jennings had run out of fuel and while he had made a big effort to park his car hard against the wall, it just wasn't quite far enough, by the time I realised he was there it was to late, I collected him and sustained major damage to the right side of the car. We were looking good for a top 3 finish, anyway as they say "That's Racing". We finished the night 8th equal with Shane Carey. Which I guess wasn't a bad result given the DNF.

A big congratulations to Shane McIntyre on his 1NZ and also to Dean Waddell 2nz and fellow South Islander Dennis Bolt for 3nz. Well-done guys. Sunday saw the big haul back to Blenheim, then Monday and Tuesday spent hard out repairing the damage (thanks to my crew for the big effort) In time for the Hoopla! In Christchurch on Wednesday night.

Cheers

Paddy
HEAT ONE
POS NO DRIVER
1 58C Richie Taylor
2 46E PADDY NORTH
3 12N Shane Carey
4 8H Craig Cardwell
5 81M Dean Waddell
6 26M Shane McIntyre
7 33N Neville Wood
8 6C Dennis Bolt
9 9W Mark Pitcher
10 27C Trevor Elliot
11 34T Ray Stewart
12 3NZ Greg Keegan
13 96A Lance Jennings
14 11T Tony Edmonds
DNF 7M Brent Emerson
DNF 64C Dave Walsh
DNF 91T Andy Erskine
DNF 21N Ian Burson
DNF 4W Martin Halcrow
DNF 2NZ Josh Boulton
HEAT TWO
POS NO DRIVER
1 26M Shane McIntyre
2 34T Ray Stewart
3 27C Trevor Elliot
4 33N Neville Wood
5 3NZ Greg Keegan
6 6C Dennis Bolt
7 3NZ Greg Keegan
8 96A Lance Jennings
9 4W Martin Halcrow
10 81M Dean Waddell
11 46E PADDY NORTH
12 58C Richie Taylor
13 64C Dave Walsh
14 7M Brent Emerson
15 8H Craig Cardwell
16 21N Ian Burson
17 91T Andy Erskine
18 9W Mark Pitcher
19 11T Tony Edmonds
20 12N Shane Carey
HEAT THREE
POS NO DRIVER
1 81M Dean Waddell
2 7M Brent Emerson
3 6C Dennis Bolt
4 8H Craig Cardwell
5 12N Shane Carey
6 26M Shane McIntyre
7 34T Ray Stewart
8 11T Tony Edmonds
9 9W Mark Pitcher
10 27C Trevor Elliot
11 33N Neville Wood
12 4W Martin Halcrow (relegated from 2nd)
DNF 46E PADDY NORTH
DNF 91T Andy Erskine
DNF 96A Lance Jennings
DNF 21N Ian Burson
DNF 3NZ Greg Keegan
DNF 64C Dave Walsh
DNF 2NZ Josh Boulton
DNF 58C Richie Taylor
CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
POS NO DRIVER POINTS
1 26M Shane McIntyre 50
2 81M Dean Waddell 47
3 6C Dennis Bolt 46
4 34T Ray Stewart 43
5 33N Neville Wood 41
6 8H Craig Cardwell 40
27C Trevor Elliot 40
8 46E PADDY NORTH 37
12N Shane Carey 37
10 7M Brent Emerson 32
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