2009 - 2010
New Zealand Super Saloon Championship
Qualifying Night
Huntly Placemakers Speedway
Huntly
8 January 2010
Were not off to the best of starts, we didn't manage to qualify last night, first race were a bit behind the eight ball and ended up dropping back three places to finish 6th. Second race we blew a power steering hose which made life extremely difficult for a while, 3rd and 4th heats were also pretty average. End result we was 6th equal on points with only the top 6 from each group going to the finals, I ended up in a runoff with 16a Gary Edwards for that spot, unfortutunately we lost that mainly due to the wet track surface. Anyway we now need to go to the repechage tonite, due to being the highest non qualifier we start from grid 1. Hopefully we can pull this off and get through to the top twenty.

Generally I'm pretty happy with the car, just can't seem to make the passes I need too. Track slicked off pretty bad after first round. Some bad luck for fellow South Island racers Richie Taylor who blew his engine in the 1st heat of his group, and Ray Stewart who rolled and wrecked his car. The other south Island cars of Burson, Carey, Ronnie Taylor, Bolt and Verdoner all seem to be on the case with them all making it through to the top 20.

Anyway time to go and get the car ready for tonite.
BLUE GROUP - HEAT ONE
POS NO DRIVER
1 1NZ Shane McIntyre
2 71N Ron Taylor
3 21H Steve Williams
4 48H Geoff Fletcher
5 6B Grant Flynn
6 46E PADDY NORTH
7 4W Paul Hodson
8 34T Ray Stewart
9 16M Garry Edwards
BLUE GROUP - HEAT TWO
POS NO DRIVER
1 21H Steve Williams
2 1NZ Shane McIntyre
3 6B Grant Flynn
4 16M Garry Edwards
5 4W Paul Hodson
6 71N Ron Taylor
7 46E PADDY NORTH
DNF 48H Geoff Fletcher
DNF 55A Geoff Gentry
DNF 34T Ray Stewart
BLUE GROUP - HEAT THREE
POS NO DRIVER
1 21H Steve Williams
2 1NZ Shane McIntyre
3 16M Garry Edwards
4 71N Ron Taylor
5 46E PADDY NORTH
6 6B Grant Flynn
7 4W Paul Hodson
8 48H Geoff Fletcher
BLUE GROUP - HEAT FOUR
POS NO DRIVER
1 6B Grant Flynn
2 4W Paul Hodson
3 21H Steve Williams
4 46E PADDY NORTH
5 71N Ron Taylor
6 16M Garry Edwards
7 1NZ Shane McIntyre
8 48H Geoff Fletcher
BLUE GROUP QUALIFYING POINTS
NO DRIVER H1 H2 H3 H4 TOTAL
21H Steve Williams 18 20 20 18 76
1NZ Shane McIntyre 20 19 19 14 72
6B Grant Flynn 16 18 15 20 69
71N Ron Taylor 19 15 17 16 67
4W Paul Hodson 14 16 14 19 63
16M Garry Edwards 12 17 18 15 62
46E PADDY NORTH 15 14 16 17 62
48H Geoff Fletcher 17 13 13 13 56
34T Ray Stewart 13 11 0 0 24
55A Geoff Gentry 0 12 0 0 12
BLUE GROUP - RUN-OFF FOR SIXTH PLACE
POS NO DRIVER
1 16M Garry Edwards
2 46E Paddy North
GREEN GROUP - HEAT ONE
POS NO DRIVER
1 8H Craig Cardwell
2 3NZ Dennis Bolt
3 11M Neville Stuart
4 96A Lance Jennings
5 35N Mark Carey
6 51A Darren Pennington
7 31M Kevin Salle
DNF 58C Richie Taylor
DNF 36A Mike Pegler
DNF 17A Mike Slater
GREEN GROUP - HEAT TWO
POS NO DRIVER
1 96A Lance Jennings
2 31M Kevin Salle
3 35N Mark Carey
4 11M Neville Stuart
5 3NZ Dennis Bolt
6 8H Craig Cardwell (relegated from P4)
7 17A Mike Slater
8 51A Darren Pennington
GREEN GROUP - HEAT THREE
POS NO DRIVER
1 35N Mark Carey
2 3NZ Dennis Bolt
3 96A Lance Jennings
4 11M Neville Stuart
5 31M Kevin Salle
6 8H Craig Cardwell
7 17A Mike Slater
8 51A Darren Pennington
GREEN GROUP - HEAT FOUR
POS NO DRIVER
1 96A Lance Jennings
2 8H Craig Cardwell
3 11M Neville Stuart
4 51A Darren Pennington
5 3NZ Dennis Bolt
6 31M Kevin Salle
7 35N Mark Carey
8 17A Mike Slater
GREEN GROUP QUALIFYING POINTS
NO DRIVER H1 H2 H3 H4 TOTAL
96A Lance Jennings 17 20 18 20 75
11M Neville Stuart 18 17 17 18 70
3NZ Dennis Bolt 19 16 19 16 70
8H Craig Cardwell 20 15 15 19 69
35N Mark Carey 16 18 20 14 68
31M Kevin Salle 14 19 16 15 64
51A Darren Pennington 15 13 13 17 58
17A Mike Slater 11 14 14 13 52
58C Richie Taylor 13 0 0 0 13
36A Mike Pegler 12 0 0 0 12
RED GROUP - HEAT ONE
POS NO DRIVER
1 25I Mike Verdoner
2 76M Karl Hanlon
3 7M Brent Emmerson
4 24M Ben Harding
5 21N Ian Burson
6 63H Nige Mouat
7 99A Shane McInteer
8 5B Steve Flynn
9 98A Graeme Andrew
DNF 38H Peter Hemi
RED GROUP - HEAT TWO
POS NO DRIVER
1 21N Ian Burson
2 7M Brent Emmerson
3 38H Peter Hemi
4 24M Ben Harding
5 5B Steve Flynn
6 99A Shane McInteer
7 63H Nige Mouat
8 25I Mike Verdoner
9 76M Karl Hanlon
10 98A Graeme Andrew
RED GROUP - HEAT THREE
POS NO DRIVER
1 99A Shane McInteer
2 7M Brent Emmerson
3 21N Ian Burson
4 24M Ben Harding
5 38H Peter Hemi
6 76M Karl Hanlon
7 5B Steve Flynn
8 25I Mike Verdoner
9 63H Nige Mouat
RED GROUP - HEAT FOUR
POS NO DRIVER
1 38H Peter Hemi
2 63H Nige Mouat
3 7M Brent Emmerson
4 25I Mike Verdoner
5 21N Ian Burson
6 5B Steve Flynn
7 76M Karl Hanlon
8 99A Shane McInteer
DNF 24M Ben Harding
RED GROUP QUALIFYING POINTS
NO DRIVER H1 H2 H3 H4 TOTAL
7M Brent Emmerson 18 19 19 18 74
21N Ian Burson 16 20 18 16 70
38H Peter Hemi 11 18 16 20 65
25I Mike Verdoner 20 14 13 17 64
24M Ben Harding 17 17 17 12 63
63H Nige Mouat 15 15 12 19 61
99A Shane McInteer 14 13 20 13 60
76M Karl Hanlon 19 11 15 14 59
5B Steve Flynn 13 16 14 15 58
98A Graeme Andrew 12 12 0 0 24
QUALIFIERS FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
1NZ Shane McIntyre
3NZ Dennis Bolt
4W Paul Hodson
6B Grant Flynn
7M Brent Emmerson
8H Craig Cardwell
11M Neville Stuart
16M Garry Edwards
21H Steve Williams
21N Ian Burson
24M Ben Harding
25I Mike Verdoner
31M Kevin Salle
35N Mark Carey
38H Peter Hemi
63H Nige Mouat
71N Ron Taylor
96A Lance Jennings
48H Geoff Flecther
99A Shane McInteer
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