Super Saloon Car Association Racing at Napier's Meeanee Speedway
Pontiac racer Shane McIntyre (Tauranga) won the opening round of the Super Saloon Car Association Racing touring series at Napier’s Meeanee Speedway on Saturday night.
After two third placings in the heat races, McIntyre (pictured) won the 15-lap final and set a new track record of 15.7480 seconds for the Meeanee Oval.
Wellington’s Martin Halcrow and Levin racer Brent Emerson – who’d won the heat races – finished second and third in the feature race.
Round two of the four-round touring series is at Palmerston North on the NZ Super Stock Car Teams’ Champs programme this Saturday night.
Recently crowned New Zealand Modified Champion Tama Arapere (Wellington) continued his winning run by taking out the New Zealand Grand Prix at Rotorua’s Paradise Valley Raceway on Saturday night. There was a 16-car field for the Grand Prix and the 20-lap final saw Arapere take the lead away from Aucklander Brian Jesen to secure the GP title.
Taranaki racer Mark Dixon was third ahead of Auckland’s Paul Blakely and Rotorua’s Scott Lane.