Gisborne drivers in dominant display

Gooch and Mike King tied on same points after three-race final.

Gooch and Mike King tied on same points after three-race final.

GISBORNE streetstocker Brenden Gooch won the Bay of Plenty streetstock championship at the Paradise Valley Raceway in Rotorua last night after a run-off with a driver from Rotorua.

Gooch (10G) and Mike King (58R) were tied on the same points after the three-race final.

“It was cat and mouse at the start of the run-off, then King took off,” said Neil Gooch, who was trackside.

“But Brenden chased him down and spun him coming out of Turn 2. He raced away with it from there to win by about half a lap in the four-lap run-off.”

Neil Gooch said there was plenty of pushing and shoving among the 19 starters through the finals.

“Brenden deserved to win it. He drove well.”

He started from 19 on the grid in the third final race and finished fourth to earn himself the run-off.

“Aaron Brown (1NZ) blew an axle in the second final race and that cost him any podium chance.”

That was after Brown had won the first final race.

“Brenden won the second and Cody Gooch finished second in the third final, so you could say the Gisborne drivers dominated.”

Cody Gooch (6G) finished seventh overall.

The next Gisborne Speedway Club meeting at the Eastland Group Raceway is on January 14.

GISBORNE streetstocker Brenden Gooch won the Bay of Plenty streetstock championship at the Paradise Valley Raceway in Rotorua last night after a run-off with a driver from Rotorua.

Gooch (10G) and Mike King (58R) were tied on the same points after the three-race final.

“It was cat and mouse at the start of the run-off, then King took off,” said Neil Gooch, who was trackside.

“But Brenden chased him down and spun him coming out of Turn 2. He raced away with it from there to win by about half a lap in the four-lap run-off.”

Neil Gooch said there was plenty of pushing and shoving among the 19 starters through the finals.

“Brenden deserved to win it. He drove well.”

He started from 19 on the grid in the third final race and finished fourth to earn himself the run-off.

“Aaron Brown (1NZ) blew an axle in the second final race and that cost him any podium chance.”

That was after Brown had won the first final race.

“Brenden won the second and Cody Gooch finished second in the third final, so you could say the Gisborne drivers dominated.”

Cody Gooch (6G) finished seventh overall.

The next Gisborne Speedway Club meeting at the Eastland Group Raceway is on January 14.

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