2008 - 2009
SSCAR Weldwell
Super Saloon Series
Waikaraka Park
Auckland
7 February 2009
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Well my first visit to Waikaraka Park last weekend was quite successful, after spending most part of a stinking hot day preparing the car at Ray Stewart's workshop we headed of to the track to check out what we were up against.

Initially I was quite nervous and wasn't to sure of what car setup we should be looking at. After a walk around the track and a bit of a chat with the locals settled on a setup which proved to be reasonably quick and was very happy after the hot laps.

Race one was fast and bumpy, finishing 9th from grid nine, I couldn't make any passes but was happy with the car speed and everybody seemed on the case.

Race two saw us move from grid 6 to finish 4th, felt we were good for a 2nd or 3rd place finish but ran out of laps to make the pass.

I was 5th on points going into the top six pole shuffle, first up was Craig Cardwell and myself, we pretty much ran side by side for two laps but I managed to secure the faster line in the run to the chequered Flag. Next was Grant Flynn who I managed to get the jump on, this was another close one but I managed to hold Grant off. Then came Lance Jennings, here the local knowledge paid dividends for Lance as he knew the fastest way round and knew exactly when to shut the door. That left me with gird four for the feature and Lance went on to take pole with Brent Emerson off grid 2 and Shane McIntyre off 3.

I made a position or two in the first lap but got bumped back to fourth, which is where we finished. The track slicked off quite a lot and was very dusty. An amazing display of driving from Shane saw him drive around the outside of Lance and Brent to take a well deserved first place.

The whole night was an awesome display of close super saloon racing, with no yellow flags. Hopefully this sets the tone for the remainder of the series with the next round in Stratford in 2 weeks.
HEAT ONE
P = Placing    G = Grid Position
P G NO DRIVER
1 2 6B Grant Flynn
2 4 96A Lance Jennings
3 1 46B Grahame Strong
4 5 1NZ Shane McIntyre
5 3 4W Paul Hodson
6 10 7M Brent Emerson
7 6 24M Ben Harding
8 7 5B Steve Flynn
9 9 46E PADDY NORTH
10 12 68S Murray Pierce
11 8 10M Kevin Moore
12 13 34T Ray Stewart
13 11 21W Donald Gregory
14 15 38H Peter Hemi
15 16 8H Craig Cardwell
16 4 42H Chris Tombleson
HEAT TWO
P = Placing    G = Grid Position
P G NO DRIVER
1 1 8H Craig Cardwell
2 2 38H Peter Hemi
3 5 7M Brent Emerson
4 6 46E PADDY NORTH
5 10 1NZ Shane McIntyre
6 7 10M Kevin Moore
7 8 5B Steve Flynn
8 11 96A Lance Jennings
9 9 24M Ben Harding
10 13 6B Grant Flynn
11 12 4W Paul Hodson
12 14 46B Grahame Strong
13 4 68S Murray Pierce
14 3 34G/T Ray Stewart
DNS - 21W Donald Gregory
DNS - 42H Chris Tombleson
POLE SHUFFLE
P = Placing    G = Grid Position
P G NO DRIVER
1 2 46E PADDY NORTH
2 1 8H Craig Cardwell
P G NO DRIVER
1 2 46E PADDY NORTH
2 1 6B Grant Flynn
P G NO DRIVER
1 1 96A Lance Jennings
2 2 46E PADDY NORTH
P G NO DRIVER
1 1 96A Lance Jennings
2 2 1NZ Shane McIntyre
P G NO DRIVER
1 1 96A Lance Jennings
2 2 7M Brent Emerson
FEATURE
P = Placing    G = Grid Position
P G NO DRIVER
1 3 1NZ Shane McIntyre
2 2 7M Brent Emerson
3 1 96A Lance Jennings
4 4 46E PADDY NORTH
5 5 6B Grant Flynn
6 7 46B Grahame Strong
7 9 5B Steve Flynn
8 6 8H Craig Cardwell
9 8 38H Peter Hemi
10 10 4W Paul Hodson
11 13 68S Murray Pierce
12 12 10M Kevin Moore
13 11 24M Ben Harding
14 14 34T Ray Stewart
DNS - 21W Donald Gregory
DNS - 42H Chris Tombleson
SERIES POINTS
NO DRIVER W PARK STRAT P NTH HUNTLY NAPIER WELL TOTAL
1NZ Shane McIntyre 241.0 - - - - - 241.0
7M Brent Emerson 233.0 - - - - - 233.0
96A Lance Jennings 221.5 - - - - - 221.5
6B Grant Flynn 207.0 - - - - - 207.0
46E PADDY NORTH 195.0 - - - - - 195.0
46B Grahame Strong 180.5 - - - - - 180.5
5B Steve Flynn 170.5 - - - - - 170.5
8H Craig Cardwell 170.5 - - - - - 170.5
38H Peter Hemi 163.5 - - - - - 163.5
4W Paul Hodson 152.5 - - - - - 152.5
10M Kevin Moore 139.5 - - - - - 139.5
24M Ben Harding 138.0 - - - - - 138.0
68S Murray Pierce 123.0 - - - - - 123.0
34T Ray Stewart 97.5 - - - - - 97.5
21W Donald Gregory 33.0 - - - - - 33.0
42H Chris Tombleson 24.0 - - - - - 24.0
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