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First Practice

After having our season cut short by Covid lockdowns etc it was awesome to finally get out on the dirt for the first of three practices at Koken Woodfordglen Speedway on Saturday 26th September. With the likes of well known Formula ford and minis competitor Bailey Paterson, former Black Cap cricketer and sprintcar racer Nathan Astle making a move to the class and Queenstown Sprintcar competitor Jason Scott doing double duties all joining the class along with regulars Mike Gourley, Dan Rae, Andy Naven, Kevin Ban, Hayden Corbett, Jake Ackers, Steve Sinclair, Evan Nichol and a host of others including our visitors from the coast Brandon Parkinson, Iain Whyte , Steve Thompson and Atama Holland its definitely going to be an exciting season ahead, Five cars came out for the opening practice with the Edge Parts & Performance 69c Modified of Andrew Naven,, Chucky Racings 22c of Hayden Corbett, The New chassis of 49c Horsepower Heads , 13 c Raceworks of Evan Nichol and The new 82c Modified of Stephan Sinclair all giving their cars a good run.. With two more practices scheduled on the 3rd & 10th of October, its likely we will see an increase in numbers wanting to give their cars a run before opening night on the 24th October. Have a great day everyone and lets flick some dirt

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Second Practice

An awesome field of cars turned out for the 2nd practice. with the former Steve Sinclair car now in the hands of 10c Nathan Astle have a good first up hit out, and putting the car through its paces, Kevin Ban had the 49c Modified humming as did Hayden Corbett in the 22c MDS sponsored car. Mike Gourley, Cassandra Massey and Steve Sinclair were all on the pace. Over on the coast Brandon Parkinson unveiled the new look 5GM Recreation Hotel car and we are looking forward to seeing the coasters at WFGs first meeting of the 2020 season. Down in Queenstown sprintcar competitor Jason Scott revealed the 88T Edge Parts & Performance car

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Moller Young NZ Trophy Challenge 24/10/2020

Opening Night of the 2020/21 season saw a good field of twelve cars turn up, But both Dan Rae and Ralph Godwin had pre race issues and didnt start the night. In heat 1 on what turned out to be a very good surface 49c Kevin Ban and 69c Andrew Naven started off the front but the 49c had to go to the infield with issues. The 69c car was definitely looking good out front with 82c Steve Sinclair in the former Maurice Headley car and 10c Nathan Astle driving the ex 82c & 1NZ car in hot pursuit making for some good close racing, Sinclair got to the front with a pass on turn 4 with 4 laps to go and pulled away to take the win from naven, with 18c Jacob Mitchell who made a last corner inside pass on Astle in 3rd spot but was relegated 2 spots handing the position to Astle with Gary Lennon home 4th and Mitchell 5th. Heat 2 In Heat 2 4c Mike Gourley in his Raceworks Chassis had the front row to himself and dominated the race with Sinclair and the 22c Chunky Racing car of Hayden Corbett leading the chasing pack. Gourley taking the win from Sinclair and Corbett with Lennon and Kevin Ban coming home 4th & 5th respectively . In the 3rd and final race of the night Nathan Astle from grid 4 got the jump on everyone and had a good battle with Sinclair and Gourley with Astle pulling away to a handy lead taking the win. The track stayed true all night with some very fast times including a couple of sub 16 second laps by Steve Sinclair and Mike Gourley recorded . Our Next Meeting is the very popular Brown & Syme Painting Contractors Fireworks Extravaganza which will feature the first round of the Garage 16 Modified Feature, Super Saloons, Superstocks, Streetstocks and Stockcars in attendance. we hit the dirt at 6.30pm Overall The top 5 placings for the Moller Young NZ trophy Challenge Stephan Sinclair Nathan Astle Mike Gourley Hayden Corbett Andrew naven Modifieds Heat 1 82c Stephan Sinclair 69c. Andrew Naven 10c. Nathan Astle 9c, Gary lennon 18c Jacob Mitchell 4c Mike Gourley . 22c. Hayden Corbett 13, Evan Nichol 11c Cassandra Massey 49c Kevin Ban dnf Heat 2 Mike Gourley Stephan Sinclair Hayden Corbett Gary Lennon Kevin Ban Nathan Astle Andrew Naven Evan Nichol Cassandra Massey Jacob Mitchell Heat 3 Nathan Astle Steve Sinclair Mike Gourley Hayden Corbett Andrew Naven Cassandra Massey Evan Nichol Dnf Garry Lennon Kevin Ban Overall Placings Steve Sinclair Nathan Astle Mike Gourley Hayden Corbett Andrew Naven

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Brown & Symes Painting Contractors Fireworks Extravaganza 31/10/2020

Good Morning Everyone ,Well its awesome to see we have fine weather today after rain put paid to half our meeting lastnight. . I have to say it was great to see a really good turn out of cars and with fields like this Im sure we can expect some fast racing throughout the 2020/21 season Huge thanks to Parky & Tomo for making the trip over from the coast. And it was so good to have Aaron Lewis, Vincent Jagers & the team from Garage 16 down for the meeting.. Sorry bout the weather guys. So because of lastnights rainout our next meeting is now the 14th of November which will feature The Brown & Symes Painting Contractors Fireworks Extravaganza, & Canterbury Champs for the Superstocks, Saloons & Production Saloons. with Modifieds, Youth Ministocks & Stockcars also set to race. In the only race of the night 54gm Steve Thompson from Greymouth took out his first win of the season from 24c Dan Rae & the 9c Lightning construction car of Gary Lennon in 3rd. Huge thanks to the out of towners for coming to Woodfordglen to race it was awesome to see the beautifully presented car of 88T Jason Scott, and two of our coasters 54gm Steve Thompson & 5gm Branson Parkinson

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Fireworks Extravaganza

Fireworks Extravaganza plus Garage 16 Modified 30 Lapper Canterbury SuperStock, Saloon & Production Saloon Champs This meeting was a re run of the rained out 31st October Meeting. The format for the Garage 16 Modified Feature consisted of 2 heats over 12 laps with the Top 6 on points drawing grids for the 30 Lap Feature. Unfortunately we were missing our coast competitors 5 & 54gm but 12 cars lined up for Heat 1 with Jason Scott and Steve Sinclair on the front row of the grid. Steve got off to a flyer and left the pack to chase him , Scott & the 99c of Ralph Godwin pulled to the infield early on but the chasing pack of Mike Gourley, the ever improving Jacob Mitchell in the ex Glen Leech car & Gary Lennon did their best to catch the 82c car.. Heat 1 Result 82c Stephan Sinclair, 4c Mike Gourley 18c Jacob Mitchell 9c Gary Lennon with 24c, 22c,69c,10,13c & 49c coming home in places 5-10 and the 88T & 99T cars dnf Heat 2 Reverse grids With both 10c Astle engine problems and out for the night & Godwin who hit the turn 3 wall out ot Heat 2 Dan Rae & Hayden Corbett lined up on the front Row and with the track changing throughout the night Dan got the jump at the start being chased hard by the very impressive lightning construction car of Gary Lennon with Gourley and Mitchell chasing hard. Gourley passed Lennon with a hand full of laps left with the 24 car of Rae taking the win ahead of Gourley, Lennon, Mitchell and 22,82,88,49,69 & 13 . Points after two heats 1 4C Michael Gourley 22 2 24C Dan Rae 20 3 9C Garry Lennon 19 4 18C Jacob Mitchell 19 5 82C Steve Sinclair 19 6 22C Hayden Corbett 15 7 69C Andrew Naven 10 8 88T Jason Scott 8 9 49C Kevin Ban 8 10 13C Evan Nicol 7 11 10C Nathan Astle 5 12 99C Ralph Godwin 1 The 30 Lap feature Grid Positions had 22c & 82c on the front 18c & 9c on row 2 24 & 4 on Row 3 69c & 88T on Row 4 49c & 13c Row 5 10c & 99c off the back This race would be a test of the fittest and who had the best set up this would be a good rehearsal for the NZ Championships next February . Steve Sinclair got the jump at the start and they all got through turn 1 except 49c Kevin Ban who had a spin. on the restart Sinclair again got a flyer and soon pulled away from the chasing pack of Lennon, Mitchell and Gourley. as the track changed Sinclairs lead soon diminished and after several more restarts he was being challenged by gourley and mitchell who was driving the pants off the 18c machine. and Dan Rae who was trying his best to get past mitchell. . With Gourley making a well timed pass on sinclair he soon had the raceworks chassis in the lead and dominated the remaining laps with Sinclair and Mitchell fighting it out for the minors coming home 2nd & 3rd.. An awesome nights racing by the lads and a great fireworks display put on by the club. Our Next Meeting is the 2020 Canterbury Champs on the 5th December and another top field of cars is expected to put on a great show.

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