Well the team at Shady racing had a great first year, having a few wins and qualifying for the North Islands in Kihikihi being one of the many highlights of the season.
We purchased the ex Westbury superstock the previous season and began transforming it to stockcar specs in September 07. I wanted to do everything right and by not doing it the cheapest and easiest way as that can end up costing us more in the long run. It turned out to take a little longer than I had planned but we learnt a lot along the way and managed to get it there for opening night. . . but only just!
I would like to thank JV for sorting the engine for us and Tony at Hose Direct for all the hosing throughout the car, awesome job guys! Steiny at Central Auto dismantlers was a wealth of info as well as parts and a huge thanks to Pete from Rotorua Forklift Hire for the use of his workshop for 3 months.
We started the season off with some niggling new car problems that we eventually got sorted after a couple of meetings and started having some good consistent races. We ventured over to Waihi a couple of weeks after the final meeting at Rotorua, the World of Stocks, with 6 other Rotorua cars for a club day in which the crew and ladies got to race the car as a kind of thanks for their awesome help through the season.
It was a full on day of 8 races and 90 odd laps of fun to cap off the season. Can’t say thank you enough for the time my crew has spent helping me this year and without their support Shelz, Baldrick, Alan , Lil Jim, Reegan and many others and those of my sponsors Tony at Hose Direct, John at JV''S Car Shop, Steiny at Central Auto Dismantlers, Pete at Rotorua Forklift Hire and Paul at The Rock Fm I couldn’t have done it. Thanks guys and gals.