2008 - 2009
SSCAR Weldwell
Super Saloon Series
Wellington Family Speedway
Wellington
28 March 2009
Going into the Final SSCAR round in Wellington I was sitting 2nd overall on points, quite close with 3rd Graeme Strong and Grant Flynn in 4th. Shane McIntyre had a bit of a jump on the rest of us in 1st place, but not an unassailable lead, especially if he DNF'ed a heat, which is exactly what happened in the first race of the night with Shane getting a flat tyre.

I had finished 3rd in the first heat which all of a sudden opened up the top 3 places in the series to any of four drivers. My second heat was a little disappointing after an early race incident saw me forced infield, rejoining in last position I made a few spots to finish 10th from a grid 13 start. I qualified 6th for the feature and needed a top 2 placing and depending on where Shane McIntyre or Grant Flynn finished could have finished in the top 2 for the series overall.

Unfortunately this was not to be, with a spin by Donald Gregory mid race caused a pile up leaving 5 cars including myself parked on the infield. Gutting, but least we managed to keep 3rd overall for the series.

This was an awesome experience racing this SSCAR series around the North Island, a great bunch of guys, great racing, great format, great hospitality, we had a really neat time and hopefully we will be invited back next season.
HEAT ONE
P = Placing    G = Grid Position
P G NO DRIVER
1 1 68S Murray Pierce
2 3 6B Grant Flynn
3 4 46E PADDY NORTH
4 5 88W Bryan Comerford
5 10 21W Donald Gregory
6 8 8H Craig Cardwell
7 2 24M Ben Harding
8 14 38H Peter Hemi
9 11 5B Steve Flynn
10 13 46B Grahame Strong
11 15 4W Paul Hodson
12 7 42H Chris Tombleson
13 16 34T Ray Stewart
14 12 9W Mark Pitcher
15 9 1NZ Shane McIntyre
16 6 7M Brent Emerson
HEAT TWO
P = Placing    G = Grid Position
P G NO DRIVER
1 2 4W Paul Hodson
2 1 34T Ray Stewart
3 4 46B Grahame Strong
4 3 38H Peter Hemi
5 8 1NZ Shane McIntyre
6 7 21W Donald Gregory
7 6 5B Steve Flynn
8 5 9W Mark Pitcher
9 14 6B Grant Flynn
10 13 46E PADDY NORTH
11 9 8H Craig Cardwell
12 15 24M Ben Harding
13 11 7M Brent Emerson
14 10 42H Chris Tombleson
15 12 88W Bryan Comerford
DNF 16 68S Murray Pierce
POLE SHUFFLE
P = Placing    G = Grid Position
P G NO DRIVER
1 46B Grahame Strong
2 46E PADDY NORTH
P G NO DRIVER
1 38H Peter Hemi
2 46B Grahame Strong
P G NO DRIVER
1 4W Paul Hodson
2 38H Peter Hemi
P G NO DRIVER
1 4W Paul Hodson
2 21W Donald Gregory
P G NO DRIVER
1 4W Paul Hodson
2 6B Grant Flynn
FEATURE
P = Placing    G = Grid Position
P G NO DRIVER
1 1 4W Paul Hodson
2 11 1NZ Shane McIntyre
3 8 5B Steve Flynn
4 2 6B Grant Flynn
5 8 5B Steve Flynn
6 7 34T Ray Stewart
7 15 7M Brent Emerson
8 12 24M Ben Harding
9 10 88W Bryan Comerford
10 9 8H Craig Cardwell
11 14 42H Chris Tombleson
DNF 4 38H Peter Hemi
DNF 5 46B Grahame Strong
DNF 6 46E PADDY NORTH
DNF 3 21W Donald Gregory
DNS - 68S Murray Pierce
SERIES POINTS
NO DRIVER W PARK STRAT P NTH HUNTLY NAPIER WELL TOTAL
1NZ Shane McIntyre 241.0 - - 226.0 140.5 196.0 803.5
6B Grant Flynn 207.0 - - 176.0 110.0 213.0 706.0
46E PADDY NORTH 195.0 - - 165.5 160.5 158.0 679.0
46B Grahame Strong 180.5 - - 179.0 156.0 161.0 676.5
4W Paul Hodson 152.5 - - 221.0 57.0 227.5 658.0
5B Steve Flynn 170.5 - - 206.0 63.0 179.5 619.0
38H Peter Hemi 163.5 - - 137.0 124.0 169.0 593.5
34T Ray Stewart 97.5 - - 120.0 141.0 185.0 543.5
7M Brent Emerson 233.0 - - 128.0 79.5 76.0 516.5
96A Lance Jennings 221.5 - - 231.0 - - 452.5
8H Craig Cardwell 170.5 - - 104.0 13.0 149.0 436.5
68S Murray Pierce 123.0 - - 40.0 153.5 114.0 430.5
10M Kevin Moore 139.5 - - 229.0 48.5 - 417.0
21W Donald Gregory 33.0 - - 171.0 118.5 63.0 385.5
24M Ben Harding 138.0 - - 24.0 55.0 155.5 372.5
9W Mark Pitcher - - - - 110.0 175.0 285.0
42H Chris Tombleson 24.0 - - 27.0 85.0 110.5 246.5
88W Bryan Comerford - - - - - 150.0 150.0
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