Monday, November 07, 2011
Waikaraka Park Meeting 3
Fireworks and Derby Ramp Race,
Not too much to write about with this one, your typical fireworks meeting with a huge crowd, and a fairly average programme of racing. Pretty cold too, almost needed to break out the David Bain jumper! The Stockcars were predictably the best of the bunch with 95a Gary Lonergan notching up some more wins, heat one and the feature, 29a Scott Tennant managing to break his stranglehold on the chequered flag by winning heat two and Lonergan having to settle for second place. 20 cars fronted with a few more expected soon. Driver of the night for me though was Mark McNabb in the 51a Chestnutt chassis. Causing plenty of trouble and showing some good pace while adjusting to the car he will be racing for the Alleycats at Huntly for the teams meeting in two weeks, an exciting prospect. 14 Saloons, 21 Ministocks, 6 Modifieds and a feral looking bunch of derby cars that had two heats and a ramp race with some blatant avoidance of the ramp by a number of competitors.
The most poignant moment of the night though was Cameron Kenworthy talking about the battle young Jesse Bessant faces and the lap of the track he did on the front of the 9a Stockcar with his dad, stockcar driver Shane Bessant. There is a facebook page you can access HERE to help the young fulla or send a donation directly to the bank account in the header above. $3,100 was raised on the night, an awesome effort.
Meeting rating : 5/10
Programme : $2 Colour cover, good value
Food : Some things never change, Hamburger $7
Competitor numbers : 61 over 4 classes
Driver of the night : 51a Mark McNabb
Parking : Free