Taranaki Minisprint competitor Lydia Dickinson cleaned up the competition and won the Taranaki round of the Oval Superstars Tour at Stratford Speedway on Saturday night.

Dickinson was in top form all night and won her first heat from a grid three start before moving forward nine places to finish third in her second heat from grid 12.

The top placings in the heats ensured that she started form the front row for the 20-lap feature and dominated the race from start to finish, racing into the lead at the drop of the green flag and never looking back.

New Zealand-ranked number two, Shane Dewar from Palmerston North made his way through the field and slotted into second place behind Dickinson on the last lap but was unable to execute a pass and finished just one second behind. Another Palmerston North driver, Elliott Heron, was third overall.


Saloon car competitors raced for their King of the Mountain Champs on the same night with Thomas Korff once again using the highline to make passes and come out on top.

Korff recorded two fourth places and a first to win the event with a haul of 18 points. One point behind were the duo of Craig Korff and Joe Ingram who raced in a run-off to settle the minor podium positions.

Ingram got the jump at the start and managed to hold of C.Korff despite running wide through turns one and two and opening the door on the last lap.

Adult Ministocks were the third and final class to race for a trophy and they were racing for their best pairs.

The pairing of Bradley Korff and Gemma Alexander amassed a haul of 102 points to clearly win from Blayke Adamson and Jess McLean (86 points) while Gary Adamson and Damian Hill were third with 82 points.

Supporting classes on the night were Superstocks, Streetstocks and Youth Ministocks.

Superstock races were won by Neville Nolly, Scott Williams and Carl Shearer. The Blinkorne family cleaned up the racing in the Streetstock class with father Paul winning two races and son Matt the other while Jayden Swan won all three Youth Ministock races.

The next race meeting at Speedway is a double header on Friday, February 22 and Saturday February 23 featuring the Colonel Malone's/Five Star Liquor New Zealand Stock Teams Championship.