The premier class in Speedway is going to decide one of the most coveted local titles in the country - the Total Sheetmetals Manawatu Superstock Championship this Saturday night at the Robertson Holden International Speedway. This title is rich in history, with notable names including Dave Evans, Gary Parkes, Barry Podjursky, Shane Penn and Wayne Hemi all having etched their names on the silverware in past championships, the glory of winning is the ultimate! Robertson Holden International Speedway has been home to many of the country’s fastest and most competitive Superstock drivers who are all in with a chance of winning. Local hard chargers 56p Kerry Podjursky, 581p Jordan Dare, 52p Scott Joblin and 94p William Humphries will all have the title hopes within their grasp, but with expected visiting drivers this could be a real battle of the bravest to achieve ultimate success.
The Pet Travel King of the Arena Sidecar Best Pairs, a relatively new Championship event in conjunction with the Manawatu Speedway Club, will see some of the country’s best Sidecar combinations pair up and battle it out. The Robertson Holden International Speedway has seen some spectacular Sidecar racing this season and this championship is set to deliver this high calibre of entertainment for the fans once again!
The return of Solo bike racing this weekend also sees the AFC Motorcycles North Island Solo Championship take to the track. The humble speedway beginnings back in the 1930s will see a modern era shift to host this national title. Many notable names have raced on the Palmerston North Speedway track including Ivan Mauger, Barry Briggs and Ronnie Moore. The weekend’s current entrant list sees riders from as far away as Christchurch contracted and Auckland contracted competitors make the trip to compete.
The Stockcars will also hit the dirt after their Machinery Specialists Manawatu Stockcar Championship at the last event, and 35p Matt Phippen the new Manawatu Champion will be looking continue on his winning form at this weekend’s Stockcar hit out. The Travel Smart Season Points Chase is starting to heat up in the Stockcar class, and current leader 667p Hamish McLeod will be looking to keep his advance on the drivers who are hot at his heels. Also on the programme are Minisprints and Adult Ministocks. The high octane action will be one not to miss at the Robertson Holden International Speedway.
Admission prices are $25 for an adult (16 years and over), $10 for children aged 8-15, and $60 for a family pass of 2 adults and up to four children. Kids aged 7 and under are FREE.
Gates for entry are at Gate 1 Waldegrave and Gate 3 Cook Streets and these gates open from 5pm. Gates accept both cash and EFTPOS payments (no credit card) but in order to move the line quickly we recommend coming prepared with cash. There will be plenty of food vendors on site which accept cash and EFTPOS payments.
Racing gets underway at 6.30pm.
|11p||Dave Miller &|
|7p||Matt Stewart &|
|13p||William Jensen-Hard &|
|96p||Mark Whye &|
|26b||Justin Lincoln &|
|19v||John Hannan &|
|84p||Jimmy Hotton &|
|17p||Tony Hislop &|
|21p||Glenn Murray &|
|5p||Kieran Payne &|