Whatever you like to call them the small car Trans-Tasman speedway action is set to ignite in Sydney over the next two weekends. Michael Pickens is the only New Zealander to win this title though many before and after him have tried. His 1NZ tail tank has a spine covered in Feature win decals that marks him as a top contender every time he hits the track. Pickens will drive for Australian car owner and former racer Brett Morris. His teammate is also New Zealand born Scotty Farmer. Having moved to Australia when he was younger Farmer now races out of Brisbane but is excited to drive for Seamount Racing after competing against them earlier in the season while on his first visit to race at Western Springs Speedway.
Full On Racing over the Christmas and New Year Period
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Michael Pickens made the best possible start to the Auckland speedway season with comfortable wins in the Midget and Sprintcar divisions at Western Springs Speedway. The Auckland crowd filed through the gates to see fireworks on the track and to close out the event. The clay oval, having been prepared under threat of rain, delivered a testing surface that yielded a mix of close fast racing throughout the evening but caught several drivers out who ended their opening night parked on the infield. The Midget class always delivers excitement and opening night was no different. Mosen bobbled after finding a hole in Town Bend that cost him several positions and he ultimately finished the night parked up after a spark plug lead came off on lap He was awake and alert but, like his car, very much second hand.
Dec 3, News. The cool winds of the previous meeting has now stopped making for a great night for racing. On this double header night was the Raceworks Waikato Modified championship and the annual Midget 40 Lapper.
With the school holidays just finished, we thought it would be a great chance to catch up with some of Western Springs stars of the future — our very own kiwi kidz. Jacob Le Cren 41A — My brother was driving a car our friends , so my dad and mum decided to get me one and let me race with him. I was 8 when I started. As soon as I hopped in, I wanted my own car to race.