| Waikaraka 4th November.
Well opening night has come and gone and I am pleased to advise we have no problems. Everything came together and seems to be going ok.
Only 7 cars made it out for our opening meeting but rest assured more are ready to go and the next few meetings will see a lot more cars on the track.
The new committee and promotions team would have to be more than happy with the crowd turnout on the night with the biggest crowd I have seen for a number of years. I have heard all sorts of numbers bandied about but all that is important is that the place was packed! With the drivers fronting for no prizemoney and only trophies the lack of visitors in most classes was expected. Thanks must go to the odd ones that did front on the night and the boomer crowd will have done wonders for the club coffers.
Now, with 3 wins from 3 starts it sounds all too easy but to be honest with such a small field it is hardly something to get too excited about. The season has a long way to go and there are a lot of fast cars still to front. Looking at the good turnouts at both Rotorua and Wellington this weekend, not to mention the return of Glen Leech at the Glen, you can already tell that the mods are going to be competitive this season with Rotorua having 3 different winners from 3 races and Tama not being able to take a win in Wellington! All this bodes well for the class this season.
This weekend the plan is to head down to Stratford for the Taranaki champs and Ginge Hayward memorial and it looks like it will be our first real test of the season. It will be great to see how we stack up with these guys and the hometown guys are always difficult to beat. The chances must be good for a field of 15 plus cars this weekend if last weeks numbers are anything to go by. As well as Foxy making the trip down from Auckland, 6a Brian Jesen and 56a Paul Blakeley are also heading down. Throw in the Rotorua and Wellington boys and you have one hell of a quality field.
The following week we are back at Waikaraka for Demo derby night and we expect a few more Auckland registered cars to make their first appearances for the season. I know there are a few out of towners keen to have a skid prior to the Champs as well so I would strongly suggest that any out of town guys wanting to attend this meeting contact the club to make sure that they will get a start. I expect it will be a first come first served basis and the local guys will get first option. It is great for the class to be in this position but does have its downsides.
I hope to post some photos of the car soon but in the meantime see you at the track.