Friday, January 25, 2008



This time next week the Stratford club will be about to launch into the largest 'culling' of entrants for any New Zealand speedway championship. With 183 entries for the NZ Stockcar title, and even a waiting list of drivers who were late to enter, it should be some spectacle. Unfortunately for me, unless the budgeted lotto win comes in this weekend, I wont be there so hopefully there will be lots of coverage and photos on Macgors, and no doubt the Stratford website which has improved immensely will keep us up to date.

The entry list is here

The groups are here

and here are the reigning champs, 1nz Gerry Linklater, 2nz Keith Spanhake and 3nz Steve Axtens.




So who will win? Qualifying will be hard enough but if recent form is anything to go by you would have to think a Wellington or Palmerston North car will take the title but Wanganui's Gerry Linklater is proof that in Stockcars anything can happen. I'll take a punt and list a few cars I think will at least qualify and maybe take the title... with such a big field I'm allowed more than three picks so, Gregobro's picks are:

109h Jason Brown

97p Graeme Ward

81a Rodney Smythe
168a Billy Neill

22w Richard Gaskin
321w Hilton Parker
11w Darren Gray
89w Dale Robertson

517s Mark Woods

13r Grendon Beazley

44c Peter Ross

I would have picked 449r Steve Macpherson but his name doesn't appear to be on the entry list. Anyway should be a cracker, all the best to all the drivers competing.

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