The second night of the John Newton Panel & Paint North Island Stockcar Champs at Rotorua's Paradise Valley Raceway went ok but not as good as we hoped.
Starting p26 in the repechage we made good progress up the field finishing p12 but no where near p1 or p2 where we needed to be to qualify for tier 1.
Heat one tier 2 went out the window with 141k mad matt on the brakes holding us up from the start and then the brake pedal going to the floor mid race so we came home mid pack.
Heat two was going well until we got spun mid race finishing mid pack again.
Heat 3 we figured we would have some fun and help the local boys out but that went out the window on corner 2 when we went up the wall and broke the front axle mount. Well done to the podium winners 651a 66r and 47m.
We had a blast being back out there on track after a couple of seasons away and its surprising how the old car went considering the lil holden is all but standard and the driver needs a few more laps to get back up to speed/fitness.
We would like to thank my crew and our sponsors as we cant do it without them: Gaddum construction, Warehouse Autoparts, Spincar incar cameras, Electric Designs, coopers fibreglass, O'Connor race engines and Reconz. Lastly to my wife Tracey and kids for helping with the car and putting up me doing the all nighters in the shed leading up to xmas to get the car ready in time.
Have a Happy new year race fans... see you next year
Footage from finals night