THE first speedway meeting got underway on December 7 with perfect weather and a small but enthusiastic crowd of spectators on the hill. The track was looking fantastic after many hours of preparation by the A team as the first round of heats lined up.
The first division out were Super Production, sponsored by Bodalla Workshop. These guys always put on some top racing, and they didn’t disappoint. Following the heats the feature races got under way.
Dennis Richardson finished first overall in his Screaming Performance sponsored VW, with Narooma’s Wayne Healey a close second in the Truss Plus, Narooma Meat Centre sponsored M69 Laser, Bodalla’s Shane Jensen came in third in his grunty M10 Cortina, giving us a hint of what’s to come – great racing fellas.
Next up were the Under 1600’s, sponsored by Shell Moruya in another hotly contested field. A well-deserved overall first place went to John Meyer of Moruya, sponsored by Moruya Panel & Paint, Bay Auto Detailing and South Coast Ford, with Nowra’s Gavin Campbell in second and Luka Bussa in third place.
The Speedway Karts and Vintage Formula 500’s sponsored by Sapphire Office Supplies, raced the only way they know how – flat out, with Ian “Rocket” Roxburgh taking out first place, Darren Woods in second and Nev Britton in third.
Next on the starting grid were the Second Drivers sponsored by Fire Service Plus. There was plenty of action with some new drivers mixing it up with some of the more experienced. A spectacular roll-over on the first lap, ended Daryl Hind’s day, but he walked away uninjured to tell the tale.
Johnny Ralph’s V6 Commodore was always going to be hard to catch and finished the final first on the podium. A hard fought battle for second place between Nick Bussa in his Moruya Garden Hire Datsun, and rookie Kathy Healey in “Lolly” the Narooma Mechanical sponsored M69 Laser, with Nick coming out with second and Kath in third overall.
The next race meeting is December 28, so bring the family along for the day. Full canteen facilities are available and racing starts at 4pm.