The large crowd that crammed into Stratford Speedway for the Hinton Contracting sponsored Boxing night race meeting were treated to an action packed night of entertainment.

Six classes were racing, four of which were racing for trophies plus there was a ramp demolition derby and a late addition to the programme of two Stockcar teams races that would see the Stratford Stormers take on the Rotorua Rascals twice.

Team Manager John Booker and the Stratford Stormer drivers complete their vixtory lap after winning their first race against the Rotorua Rascals. Photo/ Matt Julian.
Team Manager John Booker and the Stratford Stormer drivers complete their vixtory lap after winning their first race against the Rotorua Rascals. Photo/ Matt Julian.

Modified racer John Jackson was in a class of his own. After winning the North Island Modified Championship just 12 days prior, Jackson again dominated the racing with a third, first and second place in the nine car field to comfortably win the King of the Mountain Modified Champs by four points from Richard Pierce and Newton Gordge.

Duane Hickman won all three Midget races to win the King of the Mountain Champs with maximum points.

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Aaron Powell after Tyler Walker has put him up the wall and then driven away. Photo/ Michael Espiner.
Aaron Powell after Tyler Walker has put him up the wall and then driven away. Photo/ Michael Espiner.

Stratford driver Mark Willans and Palmerston North's Chris Bagrie were tied equal on point for second so faced a four lap run of to determine the minor placings where Willans just pipped Bagrie across the line.

Stratford Stormer driver Mark Duthie (#2) and Damien Hiestand (#47) get stuck into Rotorua Rascal Callum Flavell during Stockcar teams racing on Boxing night. Photo/ Matt Julian.
Stratford Stormer driver Mark Duthie (#2) and Damien Hiestand (#47) get stuck into Rotorua Rascal Callum Flavell during Stockcar teams racing on Boxing night. Photo/ Matt Julian.

Even though he didn't win any races, Cameron Hurley raced consistently and won the closely contested Taranaki Minisprint Champs after recording a fifth, second and third placings.

Stratford Stormer Tyler Walker puts Aaron Powell up the wall during the second Stockcar teams race of the night. Photo/ Michael Espiner.
Stratford Stormer Tyler Walker puts Aaron Powell up the wall during the second Stockcar teams race of the night. Photo/ Michael Espiner.

Just one point behind in second place was Shaun Dickie while Conrad Hall had a decent run for a change and came home third.

Mark Barkla (#88) gets out of shape during Modified racing at Stratford Speedway on Boxing Night. Photo/ Michael Espiner.
Mark Barkla (#88) gets out of shape during Modified racing at Stratford Speedway on Boxing Night. Photo/ Michael Espiner.

Dale Michielsen and Hamish Edgecombe were too good for the rest of the Stockcar field and won the best pairs by an eleven point margin from Mike Abel and Gary Worthington.

Cameron Hurley, seen here leading Erin Uhlenberg, won the Taranaki Minisprint Champs at the Boxing Night Speedway meeting. Photo/ Michael Espiner.
Cameron Hurley, seen here leading Erin Uhlenberg, won the Taranaki Minisprint Champs at the Boxing Night Speedway meeting. Photo/ Michael Espiner.

Lawrence Barr and Jayden Meyer were third after beating Brad Podjursky and Shannon Andrews in an entertaining run off during which Podjursky smashed Meyer into the wall and then also Barr but couldn't quite slow him down enough to allow Andrews past.

Kurt Vickery (#17) and Mark Duthie (#2) deal to Steven Pattle during Stockcar teams racing. Photo/ Michael Espiner.
Kurt Vickery (#17) and Mark Duthie (#2) deal to Steven Pattle during Stockcar teams racing. Photo/ Michael Espiner.

The New Zealand Champion Stratford Stormers were in superb form and won both races against the Rascals. The first race they showcased a near perfect text book teams race with all drivers looking after race leader Tyler Walker for the duration of the race.

Brad Uhlenberg in car #85 gets stuck into his cousin Blair Uhlenberg during Superstock racing at the Boxing Night race meeting. Photo/ Michael Espiner.
Brad Uhlenberg in car #85 gets stuck into his cousin Blair Uhlenberg during Superstock racing at the Boxing Night race meeting. Photo/ Michael Espiner.

The protection of the race leader was so well done that Walker never looked threatened as the Rotorua drivers couldn't get near him and he finished without a scratch on his car.

Tyler Walker slams Sam Pearson into the wall during the second Stockcar teams race on Boxing Night. Photo/ Michael Espiner.
Tyler Walker slams Sam Pearson into the wall during the second Stockcar teams race on Boxing Night. Photo/ Michael Espiner.

Race two was more aggressive with both teams using their bumpers but the Stormers again came out on top to record their second victory of the night.

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Youth Ministocks and Superstocks also raced on the night in the supporting class roles. Minstock wins went the way of Zen Dodunski, Regan Tyler and Trent James while drivers to carry the chequered flag in the twenty two car Superstock field were Brad Uhlenberg, Logan Sharpe and Hamish Booker.

Sixty odd drivers completed the evening's racing in the ramp demolition derby. After fifteen minutes of crashing, bashing and jumping, Rhys Peacock was the last car left mobile and won the bulk of the prize money.

Rhys Peacock (#25 orange and blue car) won the Ramp Demolition Derby. Photo/ Matt Julian.
Rhys Peacock (#25 orange and blue car) won the Ramp Demolition Derby. Photo/ Matt Julian.

Stirrer's prizes were awarded to Jeremy Martul and Karl Peacock while Russell Marsh won the Hard Luck prize and Adam Prestney and Steven Hilaire the Best Presented.

Russell Marsh gets some good air during the Ramp Derby at Stratford Speedway. Photo/ Michael Espiner.
Russell Marsh gets some good air during the Ramp Derby at Stratford Speedway. Photo/ Michael Espiner.

The next race meeting at Stratford Speedway is on January 18 and will feature the Independent Wrap New Zealand Minisprint Championship along with the R&S Dreaver Taranaki Saloon champs.