Tue, Nov 23, 2021 6:15 AM
87n Josh Nell going belly side up contesting the Super Stock best Pairs at the recent Summer Slam meeting. Photo: Rebecca Connor-Maling
Canterbury’s Harley Robb has a habit of taking home trophies at Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway.
Over the weekend, he continued the trend - picking up top prize with team-mate Jayden Nicholls in the stock car best pairs Summer Slam.
The former NZ Grand Prix champion was still hard to catch with two wins and a 2nd placing in the heats to give the pairing a one-point win over local Roydon Winstanley and Blenheim’s Wade Sweeting.
Harley’s father Craig Robb and Jason Brooks were 3rd. The $500 stirrers prize went to Riley Eathorne.
The superstocks ran their pairs promotion and had good numbers with five visitors adding to a full field of locals. The return of Ben Taylor and Phil Krammer boosted the numbers.
Adam Hall collected his first trophy win in the super stocks winning with partner Lloyd Jennings. Brett Nicholls and Matt Inwood came 2nd and Krammer and Mitch Berry came 3rd.
Josh Nell felt a bit wary after sliding his super stock on a wet track, backing it into the wall and over on its lid. The wing, only a few meetings old now, looked very second-hand.
Callum Russ continued his good form in the youth section - winning two out of three races, and coming in 2nd in the other.
Abbey Carter had a scary moment in her production saloon, ending upside down in her final heat.
Eddy Frans and Cam Lankshear cleaned up their pairs racing.
Kohen Thompson just pipped Locky Martin by a point in the Quarter Midget grade.
Alicia Hill and James Thompson shared points spoils in the second round of the club T.Q champs, the feature win going the way of James Schoester in a nice drive.
Ryan Musgrove returned to winning ways in the street stocks after playing blocker last meeting.
Neville Soper took a big hit and came off second best with a break to his left leg.
He was hit by another car and then forced into the wall and, although it didn’t look too bad, it was enough to cause the serious leg injury.
It took a while to safely extract him from the car after he was towed into the pit area still inside the car.
Both St John and speedway rescue pulled Soper from the car after he was stabilised.
The next meeting is the “Big One” - the PTS Super Stock Stampede over two nights on December 10 and 11, including Ministock Mania and Street Stock provincial triples event.