Saturday morning and so began the second attempt to journey over to Kihikihi Speedway after the truck failed just out of town last month on the way to the Rosetown Classic. We got a bit further this time when the truck decided to give out 20 minutes from the track. However, thanks to Holden power the truck got towed the rest of the way by the Lozells. The Munros came out from the track and picked up the car. Thanks to these guys efforts Pirtek Racing Team arrived at the track in time for racing!
The first three races went reasonably well with a 5th, 7th, and 2nd respectively in the 18 car strong field. Race 4 and Greg was into combat mode straight away with a walling of 717h on turn 2 exit lap 1 that didn’t quite end in a roll. As the race progressed the highest R car was 86r in 3rd. Greg dispatched 7h from 1st with a spin straight off the green light after a red light and followed this up with the new leader 18k being spun sideways and into the wall two laps later. 86r took the lead with a couple of laps to go and shortly later, the chequered flag.
The truck had more issues on the way back to Rotorua and this was topped off with losing a toolbox after leaving it on the side of the road for 15 minutes. Please contact Greg on 027 537 8060 if you picked up the toolbox.
We ran a video camera for race 2, 3, and 4. Thanks to the mud, race 3 hasn't been uploaded but you can check out race 2 and 4 below: