Heron Snags First Major Title

Elliot Heron won his first major title on December 28th at the Robertson Holden International Speedway with an excellent drive to win the Minisprint Grand Prix. Mike Zachan & Ben Franklin took home the Manawatu Sidecar title, while Daniel Burmeister was victorious in the Brent Lowe Memorial Mayhem for Stockcars.

NZ Minisprint Grand Prix

A 17-car field took part in a pair of reverse grid heats to determine starting positions for a 25-lap Grand Prix final race. First heat winner 8p Nathan Jefferies took a tumble in the second outing which was won by 82s Cameron Hurley. 2nzp Shane Dewar was top qualifier with 29 points, starting alongside 72p Elliot Heron who accumulated 26. Elliot got the better start and was chased the whole way by the meeting favourite Dewar, but Elliot held on and took an excellent victory. 53v Dylan Smith rounded out the podium with a good performance after starting mid-pack.

RESULTS

Minisprints


Heat One: 8p Nathan Jefferies, 53v Dylan Smith, 2nzp Shane Dewar, 72p Elliot Heron, 37p Todd Phillips, 85s Erin Uhlenberg - Fastest Lap: 2nzp - 15.2022
Heat Two: 82s Cameron Hurley, 2nzp, 18s Daniel Nickel, 72p, 58s Bayley Betts, 10s Shaun Dickie - Fastest Lap: 2nzp - 15.2947
Final: 72p, 2nzp, 53v, 10s, 38s Donald Kuriger, 88s Conrad Hall - Fastest Lap: 2nzp - 15.0210

Sidecars

Qualifying One - Heat One: 19v John Hannan & Nigel Sturgeon, 17p Tony Hislop & Matt Stewart, 96p Mark Whye & Jacob Cooper, 26b Justin Lincoln & George Olsen, 34v Aaron Rose & Bryce Rose
Qualifying One - Heat Two: 97p Mike Zachan & Ben Franklin, 27b Craig Boaler & Cameron Patterson, 58p Simon Windelborn & Austin Windelborn, 24p Stu Sowry & Dean Harding, 22p Johnny Blakemore & Harley Rogers
Qualifying One - Heat Three: 2nzk Jamie Moohan & Patrick Larsen, 5p Kieran Payne & Mikey O’Neill, 71p Tim Plummer & Ann Plummer, 55p Justin Maulder & Karl Carpendale
Qualifying One - Heat Four: 8p Rob Miller & Raymond George, 46p Russell Stuart & Andrew Parker, 56g Clive Ireland & Chris Simon, 32p Sam Carter & Haydn Combs

Qualifying Two - Heat One: 58p, 19v, 17p, 55p
Qualifying Two - Heat Two: 27b, 8p, 2nzk, 24p, 34v
Qualifying Two - Heat Three: 97p, 5p, 26b
Qualifying Two - Heat Four: 46p, 96p, 84p, 71p, 22p

Final One - Heat One: 97p, 96p, 58p, 46p, 2nzk
Final One - Heat Two: 8p, 27b, 5p, 17p
Final Two - Heat One: 97p, 8p, 46p, 19v, 5p
Final Two - Heat Two: 96p, 27b, 2nzk, 58p
Final Three - Heat One: 97p, 96p, 2nzk
Final Three - Heat Two: 8p, 46p, 58p, 19v

Stockcars

Group One - Heat One: 772p Kyle Lampp, 82p Roydon Winstanley, 669w Brendon Tye, 715p Luke Miers, 173p Greg Eden, 24v Wayne Wright - Fastest Lap: 772p - 19.6670
Group Two - Heat One: 172p Daniel Burmeister, 76p Cameron Renwick, 79p Kyle Rowe, 6v Dion Mooney, 34p Rob Mason, 18p Luke Healey - Fastest Lap: 6v - 19.3574

Group One - Heat Two: 715p, 669w, 45p Aaron Watson, 82p, 13p Lucas Hey, 772p - Fastest Lap: 173p - 19.5552
Group Two - Heat Two: 6v, 172p, 97p Byron Rowlands, 34p, 18v Hayley James, 84p Matt Webb - Fastest Lap: 172p - 19.7543

Final: 172p, 6v, 772p, 76p, 18p, 72w Josh O’Keefe - Fastest Lap: 6v - 19.4723

Superstocks

Race One: 94p William Humphries, 591p Wayne Hemi, 971c Jayden Ward, 85p Justin Roberts, 69p Todd O’Donnell, 351r Paul Vazey - Fastest Lap: 591p - 18.3344
Race Two: 94p, 591p, 971c, 85p, 69p, 4s Wayne Crawford - Fastest Lap: 94p - 18.2659

Adult Ministocks

Race One: 157p Jack Lammas-Martin, 44p Dylan Barclay, 77s Craig Mason, 9v Jaden Barnaby, 971p Ayrton Smith, 36p Mike Salton - Fastest Lap: 77s - 20.8208
Race Two: 77s, 44p, 64w Dominik Hargraves, 9v, 5p Chris Round, 157p - Fastest Lap: 29p - 21.2761
Feature: 77s, 44p, 971p, 29p Steven Sowry, 157p, 5p - Fastest Lap: 77s - 21.0434

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