New track holding up

The reformed race track at ASB Baypark is proving beneficial following the second action-packed night of the 2013/14 speedway season at the stadium.

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41M Terry (The Coriner) Corin in the Tauranga Commercial Laundry Pro –ex Super Saloon. Photos by Stuart Whitaker.

With the track crew gaining more experience with the terracotta and sand mix surface ASB Baypark speedway manager Roger Bailey says the track is “holding up well” enabling the teams to post times within two-tenths of the track records in most classes. 

The Bayform Engineering Mini Stock Bay Champs was held across four races with 81M Sam Waddell in first position from 42M Trent Amrien with 32M Haydon Guptil in third.

The Saloons hosted two more races in the seven race La Z boy series. In the feature it was 2NZ Steve Cowling from 98M Brain Fraser with 75M Michelle Wymer in third.

Roger says Terry Corin returned to speedway racing towards the end of last year in a borrowed car.

“It was enough to inspire him to purchase his own car which has looked promising in the last two meetings and finally delivered the goods with a feature win for the 41M Super Saloon.”

Terry was followed by 7M Brent Emerson in the Lovelady Mustang and 71M Russell Donavan in third.

The Sprint Car class was “well represented” with a number of visiting drivers from Western Springs. 2NZ Dean Brindle made it two from two, winning the previous Sprint Car Feature at ASB Baypark on November 2.

Tauranga driver 6M James Dahm was in second place and 14M Brad Tyrell in third.

The next meeting at ASB Baypark will be on November 30 when the Baypark Busters Super Stock Team will race against the Hawkes Bay Hawkeyes.

Roger says it will be the first time in many years ASB Baypark has hosted a Super Stock race.

“The visitors are bringing a number of their local cars with them for the heat races that follow the team’s event.

“It’s these heat races where any disputes left hanging from the team’s race are sorted out.”


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