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Waikato Champs Huntly – 11 March 2023

We headed to our home track Huntly for a two night show supporting the modified nz title. Unfortunately Friday night ended up getting rained off while we were at the track so we packed up and regrouped for Saturday. With an early start we were met with a challenging track, which went very slick early and then as it turned out came back to be quite drivey later in the night, something we hadn’t really experienced before.

For our first heat we drew grid 10 and after a dicey first corner we dodged all the carnage and were lucky to make some good spots in the first heat. We jumped to about fifth after the opening lap then picked off a couple more through the race on a slick track despite being setup for a much different track and wound up third.

We started off mid pack for the second heat and managed another good start from the outside lane and jumped to second where we would stay. Our car wasn’t where it needed to be to challenge for the win but second put us into a good spot for the last heat.

Our final heat put us in a strong position from mid pack again but we battled to make ground after the track started to turn drivey again. We managed to move up a couple spots but couldn’t really capitalise to race for the win. Our finish put us third for the Waikato champs which was a little disappointing after such a strong start but it was good to come away with a podium with the strong field.

The final feature race was for the Waikato war round of the oval superstars tour. We started third and got a good start to jump to second. Despite the long 20 lap distance and a caution that got us right into the mix we never really made any inroads on the leader to battle for the win. A second place finish did help our points in the overall tour and it was good we could salvage some results despite not performing at out best through the night.

Our next round will be this coming weekend at Palmerston North. It will be good to get back to the super speedway, hopefully we can get back up front.

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