Pairs victory for Rees and Innes

KINGS OF THE ARENA: Driver Jason Rees and his swinger Callum Innes (22G) won the best-pairs sidecars event at the Palmerston North Speedway at the weekend. Fellow Gisborne racers Rob Miller and Red George finished fourth.
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Gisborne sidecar duo Jason Rees and Callum Innes (22G) were part of the winning team in the King of the Arena best-pairs sidecar event at Palmerston North Speedway at the weekend.

They teamed up with Palmerston North riders Mike Zachan and Ben Franklin (97P), and finished 10 points clear of second place.

The winners both had two wins, a second and a third in Friday night’s first round of races.

They went into Saturday night on top on points, and then a similar win and place performance gave them the title.

“Jason and I are pretty stoked to have taken it out,” Innes said.

“We seem to be slowly getting to grips with our new bike, which is awesome.”

Innes said they could not do it without their sponsors.

“We’d like to thank our crew, too,” he said.

“We are always grateful for those who help us out.”

The pair will race at the Wellington championships the weekend after next.

Fellow Gisborne racers Rob Miller and Red George also took part in the weekend event, but they and the team they were paired with had mechanical issues.

They finished with a first and a second on the first night, and although Miller and George had three more wins on the second, their team finished fourth by one point.

“Jason and Callum raced awesomely well,” Miller said.

“They really are gelling and it was good to see.

“Red and I were stoked for them. The win was exactly what they needed.”

Gisborne sidecar duo Jason Rees and Callum Innes (22G) were part of the winning team in the King of the Arena best-pairs sidecar event at Palmerston North Speedway at the weekend.

They teamed up with Palmerston North riders Mike Zachan and Ben Franklin (97P), and finished 10 points clear of second place.

The winners both had two wins, a second and a third in Friday night’s first round of races.

They went into Saturday night on top on points, and then a similar win and place performance gave them the title.

“Jason and I are pretty stoked to have taken it out,” Innes said.

“We seem to be slowly getting to grips with our new bike, which is awesome.”

Innes said they could not do it without their sponsors.

“We’d like to thank our crew, too,” he said.

“We are always grateful for those who help us out.”

The pair will race at the Wellington championships the weekend after next.

Fellow Gisborne racers Rob Miller and Red George also took part in the weekend event, but they and the team they were paired with had mechanical issues.

They finished with a first and a second on the first night, and although Miller and George had three more wins on the second, their team finished fourth by one point.

“Jason and Callum raced awesomely well,” Miller said.

“They really are gelling and it was good to see.

“Red and I were stoked for them. The win was exactly what they needed.”

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