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2016-2017 recap
Another season done and dusted and what a blast the 2016-17 season has been. Once again racing in New Zealand in the Super Saloon and Australia in the Late Model, what an experience it was. It has been very busy juggling racing in two classes in two countries, flying back and forth week in and week out. We had ups and downs with both cars but that’s just racing. A few mechanical failures on the Super Saloon saw us have a slow start to the season, but ended up by finishing off strong, 2nd Auckland Champs, 3rd Speedfest (2nd equal) and 4th North Island Champs was certainly the icing on the cake for the Super Saloon season.
Then with the Late Model, it was nice to be asked back for a second season, putting into place what we had learnt the season before. Unfortunately, damage to the Late Model and a blown engine put me out for a couple of meetings but I still enjoyed spending time with the Australian competitors and travelling around seeing all the different tracks.
Highlights for the season were both the New Zealand Super Saloon Champs and Australian Late Model Title. I thoroughly enjoyed racing at the New Zealand Super Saloon Champs, it was at one of my favourite tracks, Cromwell. Also, I took the huge leap and competed in the Australian Late Model Title. It was the first time I had taken part in this event and both I and my team learnt so much. The event was held at Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, this in itself is such a great facility, I also had the bonus of racing not only with the high calibre of drivers in the Late Model Racing Victoria Series, but also racing with so many other fantastic drivers from all the other states in Australia. Making it an extra special event, I had fellow competitor, sponsor and dear friends, Roger and Pam Nees from RACING.ORG.NZ with us in Australia supporting me for this event. I think we all agree one of the proudest moments was taking the NZ flag around the race track while our national anthem played with the representing state drivers following behind. I was truly humbled that they had organised for me to be a part of this.
With the season now over, I would like to say a huge thank you to my sponsors, fans, family and friends for the huge amount of support they have shown me over the past season. If it wasn’t for you all I would not be in the position I am today. After the strong finish to the Super Saloon season I am excited to see what we can achieve together in the new 2017-18 season in both New Zealand and Australia.
Huge thanks to:
Crockford Real Estate
Barrett Homes
SP Tools
ELF
BOC
Maori Made Productions
Commercial Signs
Professional Touch Panel and Paint
RACING.ORG.NZ
Focal Photography
Century
Colourworks

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19th November 2015

 Dream to Reality
Proud to be a Community Friend for the McGrath Foundation.
I am very privileged to be teaming up with Wayne Belk to compete in the Victorian Late Model Series for the 2015/16 speedway season.
This amazing opportunity would not be possible without the support of the following Australian companies:

Belkblast Protective Coatings Pty Ltd www.belkblast.com.au

Clear View Towing Mirrors www.clearviewmirrors.com.au

ABSS (Abrasive Blasting Service & Supplies) www.abss.net.au

International Protective Coatings www.international-pc.com

STILCON “Building Strength in Steel” www.stilcon.com.au

G.F.C INDUSTRIES PTY. LTD Excellence in steel www.find-us-here.com

APEX Welding and Steel Fabrication www.apexwelding.com.au
Campton Graphics and Signage www.facebook.com/camptongraphics

I would like to thank each and everyone involved in giving me this amazing opportunity and helping make this dream a reality.
My first meeting will be at Rushworth Speedway, Saturday 21st November 2015. See you all at the track.

Check out my gallery for some new photos.

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28th August 2015

I spent a couple of days in Sydney this week at the workshop fitting my seat into the new Mastersbilt chassis Late Model that I will be driving this season.

It was awesome to spend some time with Darryl who is working hard on the car.

I enjoyed some good race talk with Wayne and Darryl about the Mastersbilt chassis and some general chat about Late Model comparisons.

Definitely food for thought about how I will need to adapt my driving style for the new car. Check out my gallery for a few photos.

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Exciting News

Thanks to the generosity of Wayne Belk in Australia, I have been given an amazing opportunity to compete in 10 rounds of the Victoria Late Model Series.

A new Mastersbilt chassis has been built for me and very soon I will be flying to Melbourne to meet with everyone and check out my new car.

The Victoria Late Model series runs from November through to April and so I will be flying backwards and forwards during the season to compete.

I will still be racing as much as I can here in New Zealand, including as many rounds as possible in the Burger King Pro Dirt Series.

A very busy season awaits me. This once in a lifetime opportunity will certainly provide an exciting new season ahead and I cannot wait.

Keep an eye out for my new 2015/16 calendar; I may be at a track near you.