Champions meet too close to call

Wet weather forecast for tomorrow may affect meeting but club president Grant MacGregor remains upbeat.

Wet weather forecast for tomorrow may affect meeting but club president Grant MacGregor remains upbeat.

CHAMP OF CHAMPS: Production saloons take centre stage at the Eastland Group Raceway tomorrow night in the rescheduled champion of champions meeting. Anton McKay (17G) is one driver well capable of taking it out. Pictures by Liam Clayton

THE Professional Fleet Maintenance Champion of Champions title goes on the line for production saloons at Eastland Group Raceway tomorrow night and it will be anyone’s title.

Wet weather forecast for tomorrow may impact on the meeting but club president Grant MacGregor remains upbeat and hopeful the programme will proceed.

“This going to be a cracking meeting but if it is too wet to race we will definitely reschedule it again.”

The meeting was moved from last Saturday night because of the wet weather.

MacGregor said most interest tomorrow night would be on the production saloon class, which has produced tight, exciting and unpredictable competition throughout the season.

“You could throw a net over four or five drivers who are all capable of winning the champion of champions title,” he said.

“Dave Gooch (95G), Fraser Wright (44G), Anton McKay (17G) and Dylan Quinn (7G) are all capable.

“They have all had a lot of wins this season and I think their racing tomorrow night will highlight the meeting.”

Crystal Peach (10G) will not compete as she is overseas.

Saloons return to the track tomorrow night.

“We hope for at least six to eight cars from Hawke’s Bay and Tauranga to match it with Ethan (76G) and Daniel Cook (77G),” MacGregor said.

Daniel Cook is set to debut his new car.

“It has been designed by Ethan and built by the two of us over the past nine to 10 months,” Cook said.

“The car has a Corvette body with a Chevy motor. Ethan and I have been working on it every night to get it ready for this weekend.

“So far we have not taken the car for a drive but I cannot wait to get it out on the track.

“My last car was 25 years old, so it is very exciting to have a brand new one.”

Dave Moorcroft (8G) has a new ride too, and also hopes to get out on the track with it tomorrow night.

The six-shooters return to the Gisborne track.

“Reece Lister (8G) will be the man to beat again. He and Chris Mackie (21G) have been racing very well at Bay Park,” MacGregor said.

“We also hope to have seven or eight sidecars, with support from Hawke’s Bay and perhaps a bike from Auckland.

“They will race to prepare for the sidecar champion of champions meeting scheduled for March 25.”

Youth ministocks complete the programme, with cars from Tauranga and possibly Hawke’s Bay expected.

The gates open at the earlier time of 5pm, and the first race is at 6pm.

THE Professional Fleet Maintenance Champion of Champions title goes on the line for production saloons at Eastland Group Raceway tomorrow night and it will be anyone’s title.

Wet weather forecast for tomorrow may impact on the meeting but club president Grant MacGregor remains upbeat and hopeful the programme will proceed.

“This going to be a cracking meeting but if it is too wet to race we will definitely reschedule it again.”

The meeting was moved from last Saturday night because of the wet weather.

MacGregor said most interest tomorrow night would be on the production saloon class, which has produced tight, exciting and unpredictable competition throughout the season.

“You could throw a net over four or five drivers who are all capable of winning the champion of champions title,” he said.

“Dave Gooch (95G), Fraser Wright (44G), Anton McKay (17G) and Dylan Quinn (7G) are all capable.

“They have all had a lot of wins this season and I think their racing tomorrow night will highlight the meeting.”

Crystal Peach (10G) will not compete as she is overseas.

Saloons return to the track tomorrow night.

“We hope for at least six to eight cars from Hawke’s Bay and Tauranga to match it with Ethan (76G) and Daniel Cook (77G),” MacGregor said.

Daniel Cook is set to debut his new car.

“It has been designed by Ethan and built by the two of us over the past nine to 10 months,” Cook said.

“The car has a Corvette body with a Chevy motor. Ethan and I have been working on it every night to get it ready for this weekend.

“So far we have not taken the car for a drive but I cannot wait to get it out on the track.

“My last car was 25 years old, so it is very exciting to have a brand new one.”

Dave Moorcroft (8G) has a new ride too, and also hopes to get out on the track with it tomorrow night.

The six-shooters return to the Gisborne track.

“Reece Lister (8G) will be the man to beat again. He and Chris Mackie (21G) have been racing very well at Bay Park,” MacGregor said.

“We also hope to have seven or eight sidecars, with support from Hawke’s Bay and perhaps a bike from Auckland.

“They will race to prepare for the sidecar champion of champions meeting scheduled for March 25.”

Youth ministocks complete the programme, with cars from Tauranga and possibly Hawke’s Bay expected.

The gates open at the earlier time of 5pm, and the first race is at 6pm.

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