Motorsport: Speedway opens quietly

By Cameron Leslie

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Auckland Limited Saloon class driver Lyndon Morrison was hard to catch during the opening weekend of the Whangarei Speedway. Photo / John Stone
Auckland Limited Saloon class driver Lyndon Morrison was hard to catch during the opening weekend of the Whangarei Speedway. Photo / John Stone

The challenge has been set to Whangarei residents to get down to support the Whangarei Speedway at their next meeting on November 23, after a quieter than expected opening weekend.

Whangarei Speedway club president Peter Blacklock has called out Northlanders to get behind them after the weekend's quiet but exciting opening.

"I guess we had a lot to compete with, such as the fireworks," Blacklock commented. " And by opening weekend are a lot [of drivers] haven't finished their cars.

"It was quite an exciting meeting for the numbers we had ... [and] I think interest will get better."

Blacklock said particular excitement was in the men's production class which saw Fraser Blacklock finish first equal - with Colin Auket - after breaking his diff in third race.

He added that if people would rather join in they could sign up to the C grade, which is an introductory type class, for next to no money and cars were not hard to get hold of.

- NORTHERN ADVOCATE

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