Memorial trophies to be decided April 27

New Zealand champion Ethan Cook won it from pole position and older brother Daniel was second from 12th spot on the grid. 2017 file picture

THE weather got the better of Gisborne Speedway Club’s meeting on Saturday night.

The major memorial trophies up for grabs will now go on the line in the club’s final meeting of the season on April 27.

The Law-Cartmell Memorial Trophy for sidecars, Ashley Scott Memorial Trophy for stockcars and Terry Hunt Memorial Trophy for golden oldie stockcars were to be features at the Eastland Group Raceway on Saturday night.

“The rain stopped us racing on Saturday,” said club president Neil Gooch.

“The track was just too wet and we did not have the staff to alternatively hold the meeting on Sunday afternoon.

“Our plan is now to run those memorial trophy races in our final meeting on April 27, along with the superstocks champion of champions and best pairs.

“The hope now is that the weather behaves for that final meeting, which will also include double-points racing for all our club classes.”

Gisborne brothers Ethan and Daniel Cook were the mainstays for the North Island team in the inter-Island saloon car challenge in Huntly at the weekend.

The North Island won the contest, thanks largely to the Cooks!

There were eight drivers in each team and three races each night. Overall winners were decided on accumulated points.

The Cook brothers finished first and second in the final feature race of the meeting.

New Zealand champion Ethan won it from pole position and older brother Daniel was second from 12th spot on the grid.

Across the other five races, each won a heat and had other high-ranked placings.

“We had a bloody good weekend,” Daniel said. “It was an awesome team environment to be part of and we were stoked to win it.”

THE weather got the better of Gisborne Speedway Club’s meeting on Saturday night.

The major memorial trophies up for grabs will now go on the line in the club’s final meeting of the season on April 27.

The Law-Cartmell Memorial Trophy for sidecars, Ashley Scott Memorial Trophy for stockcars and Terry Hunt Memorial Trophy for golden oldie stockcars were to be features at the Eastland Group Raceway on Saturday night.

“The rain stopped us racing on Saturday,” said club president Neil Gooch.

“The track was just too wet and we did not have the staff to alternatively hold the meeting on Sunday afternoon.

“Our plan is now to run those memorial trophy races in our final meeting on April 27, along with the superstocks champion of champions and best pairs.

“The hope now is that the weather behaves for that final meeting, which will also include double-points racing for all our club classes.”

Gisborne brothers Ethan and Daniel Cook were the mainstays for the North Island team in the inter-Island saloon car challenge in Huntly at the weekend.

The North Island won the contest, thanks largely to the Cooks!

There were eight drivers in each team and three races each night. Overall winners were decided on accumulated points.

The Cook brothers finished first and second in the final feature race of the meeting.

New Zealand champion Ethan won it from pole position and older brother Daniel was second from 12th spot on the grid.

Across the other five races, each won a heat and had other high-ranked placings.

“We had a bloody good weekend,” Daniel said. “It was an awesome team environment to be part of and we were stoked to win it.”

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