;D Gidday, My name is Pete Muckle. Started in speedway in 1982 crewing on an Ex Jago VW saloon car.Got the taste for racing by driving on a club day and got roped in as part of the original 6 TQs to start running out of Nelson. Have run 2 Stockcars,3 Modifieds(Had the first ever Nelson registered Mod) and just finished some more seasons in a TQ since then. Am a bit daunted and jaded with Speedway at present but the inspiration comes from this board as I know there are heaps of people who adore the sport. GOOD ON YA!!!!!!!!!
Thank you,thank you very much...........Pete has now left the building!!!
[br]Been a TQ pilot,a Stockcar pilot and a Modifed pilot with over 30 years in this awesome sport of ours.
Unfortunatly my face gives me away, but on the more positive side of things follow the link below to see what i get up to on the way home from speedway. Luckily i had porry for a lawyer that day www.moldea.com/Bushdoc.html
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Post by Yaz (NZ Stockcar Crazy!!) on Feb 17, 2006 11:23:58 GMT 12
Cool idea, thumbs up to the person who came up with this idea! ;D It's good to be able to read about other members of the board.
I'm Yaz, better known as NZ Stockcar Crazy!! I'm 19, and live in Auckland. My home track is Waikaraka Park, however I have been known to venture around the country to various meetings, and this season has seen my Dad and I do some travelling!
Most of you will know me for my site, NZ Stockcar Crazy!!, as well as NZSC, I also do the Waikaraka Park website which I took over this season, as well as the following driver websites: A.M.B.S Racing - Minisprints 27A & 76K, Danny Bell Motorsport - Stockcar 69R, and Reece Salmon - Production Saloon 89H.
I went to my first meeting when I was 6mths old, but started going regularly to speedway with my Dad when I was 5! I started NZSC when I was 13 (NZSC turns 6 years old next week).
Since then I have also pit crewed for Stockcars 19A Shane Bessant and also 32A Grant King. I have occasionally pit crewed for others since then, washing the odd car here 'n' there!
These days however, I pretty much do my websites and you can usually spot me somewhere at a track, camera in hand! ;D
Post by mrelshauno on Feb 17, 2006 12:27:34 GMT 12
Hi there, long time listener, first time caller. Well, not quite. I'm Shaun Scott, 29 from Dunedin racing at Island Park. Like most others been goin to the speedway since me and my bro were lil fellas. Started doin derbies once we had licences than got into Productions. After 5 or so years its time to get into a stockcar and I am on the hunt so if anyone knows of one that isnt on the for sale board here send me a pm.
Ok..... Evan is the name known as ET (5p Solo bikes) Ive been going to speedway since i was a young fella (9yo)...and still going 19 years later. I'm into my 5th season on the bike...but is now looking into buying some think like the 11p=1NZ stockcar....hehe...time will tell.. ..as my 2 daughters don't like bikes, as they hit the wall to hard..
Hi my name is Christine and I am Phil's wife (48m Saloon) We are both petro heads from way back, used to go to Western Springs and Waikaraka park with my Dad and brothers as a teenager. I have raced go karts and used to race in the Corvette back when Mercury Bay (Whitianga) track was in full swing. Have also had a go in a streetstock and a modified. I don't feel the need for speed so much now that I am getting (dare I say it) older! I'm 49. I still love speedway in all shapes and forms Hang in there Zach, I too have had cancer with Chemo and radiation and am now 2 years in remission YaY!!!!!.
Post by MadMarty13B on Feb 17, 2006 13:13:16 GMT 12
MadMarty aka Marty or Martyka Brandt raced saloons and stockcars since 1970 something born in kurow in the mainland moved to chch when 5 years old. Brought up in Cashmere,Highest IQ in the southisland at 13 years old got my sc,then for some reason threw it all away and joined the Mongrel Mob for many years,retired before I ended up dead and also got caught up in the politics of it all,though i have come back from the dead many times,started realising there were people around me and turned myself inside out,last 16 years have been a solo father,foster parent,after closing my Sign writing business,currently race Superstock 13K though living in Napier,been a proud member of the Otago Cougars,Auckland Allstars,Bounty Hunters and now KihiKihi Kings where I want to stay put.Long time coloumist for the NZDTR Magazine,been having a break from that the last few months as seem to keep covering the same old ground but will get back to contributing soon.Used to compile the Stockcar rankings,which may kick off again soon.Respect all classes in Speedway and all drivers,I am very approachable so always feel welcome to have a chat weather it be on the net or at a track where I am.Very Passionate about teams racing it is the creme de ville of the Stockcar class.Always have plenty to say on here havent always been able to back up my words but I cant get worse only better not afraid of anyone or anything but also dont like to see people get hurt,and despise things that are wrong. This is a great community and even though we are all Speedway related there is such a great range of diversity here,and many great people.
Ric Horridge, 53 years ?, self employed, live and work in petrolhead heaven ( west auckland ).
Partner is debs. Good girl she is too.
First got interested in speedway and stockcars in the about 1995, spectated for a few years then on a wim, bought a stockcar for a familly member. A total disaster and the stockcar disapeared onto a scrapheap somewhere. I decided , stuff it, i will do it myself and do it properly. purchased a wrecked a grade from huntly and with a lot of help converted it to a std stock. Intially i found it very difficult to find out information or even know who to ask. well this car was a disaster, we never got it right and i sold it. i crewed on the car after i sold it and probably learned more being on the crew than i had before. Still had the bug and decided after a gap to buy a new proven turn key car. So off we went, ultimately i again made a decission that my driving was not up to it, age, fitness levels etc.
So now i own and operate the 14a stockcar, the crew/helpers ( they know who they are ) are awesome, cj's driving is outstanding and it is happening. Even if the plan got changed a few times.
Really only been actively involved for a few years, still enjoy it, have meet some really neat and interesting people.
G'day...my name is Ian and I've been going to speedway since i was a wee fella. Home track is Te Marua but i have been to a few tracks around the country over the years. Palmy would have to be my fav track in terms of spectator comfort/view etc. Lived in Napier for a couple of years so meeanee was my hangout for a while. Never raced or crewed for anyone just a long time spectator. Got dissillusioned with 'superstocks' a few years back and voiced my opionions on this very forum which led to a certain Mr Hemi challanging me to give it a go myself. Its very diffirent once your strapped into a car, thats for sure. Didn't get out on the track for a couple of reason's but I now have more respect for anyone who strap's themself into any sort of speedway car. My fav class is Stockcars (std stocks) and my fav meeting would have to be the NZ Stockcar teams champs. I even went as far as pulling a sickie one weekend to get off work so I could drive from Wellington to Bay Park to watch the Wellington Young Guns win the title. Only decided on the friday morning to go so was bit of a rushed trip...but well worth it!!! But my all time fav highlight was finally getting to meet Mad Marty, a helluva nice guy!! And if their is anyone more passionate about speedway/stockcars I've yet to meet them.At the moment I'm living in Australia...got a job offer I couldn't refuse, although it means I miss out on speedway. But Macgors website keeps me up to date with everything thats happening...and special thanks to "petrolfumes" for hosting video clips of the big meetings...not as good as being there but helps to see the action instead of just reading about it.
(Craig) Bones Tobin is the name I'm best known by, W/Glen be the place of residence but the security keep kicking me and my tent out ;D. Been around speedway since 1989ish as a spectator then started crewing and helping in later years on productions to stockcars to mod's. Drove production (Commadore) for 2 years places 3rd in Federation nth canty champs 2004 etc, new project is a stocky as I've always wanted to have a go.....this site is a real community and great for information sharing with Tech questions and the like, Cheers Macgor and all ya helpers for all your work, have a Jim Beam on me
Post by FlyingTheV on Feb 17, 2006 15:03:42 GMT 12
Gidday. The name is Roger Morrison and I'm 44 years young & living in Wanganui. I first attended speedway as a 7 year old when my father would go on the bus from Wanganui to Palmerston North to watch the likes of Gus Gapes, Graeme Stretch and Graeme Handysides do their stuff (I still have the programmes from those days). And on Sunday afternoons we would pile in the car to go to Stratford where I would watch the likes of Gary Scott, Albie Gordge and Alan Jago do their thing. I attended the first ever meeting at Ocean View Speedway (still have the programme) and since then have shifted all around the North Island being a regular at Palmy from 1971-74, Meanee from 1975-81, Te Marua from 1981-1991, Baypark from 1992-1995, Gisborne from 1995-1998 & Wanganui since 2000. I have spent the entire time sitting on the benches and grass banks as a spectator & never once driven on a track. In the last 12 months I have taken up reporting on Wanganui events for the NZDTR, the Wanganui Chronicle and Rolling Start website (as well as on here). I also provide the words for www.oceanviewspeedway.co.nz as I enjoy writing about my favourite sport. I am also heavily involved with Wanganui Harrier Club as Club Captain and in my spare time run marathons - 75 in fact & aim to complete 100 by the end of 2007. That's me - & go the Wanganui Warriors & the Wanganui Vulcans.
Hey, My name is Paula Fisher, 40 yrs young, mum, pitb!tch, organiser, bank manager to Fishy 96R ministock driver. I been a spectator on and off for many years. Fishy having his first season last year has seen us travel to various tracks around the North Island. His favorite track i think has to be Huntly. My highlight of this year was seeing the Palmy teams meeting, it was awesum and cant wait for next years....congradulations to the palmy boys well done!!!
Pete here ... half my life near PNth, the past 22 years in Nelson so I guess this is home now (depends which team is doing better at the time!)
Raised as a hardcore fan in a speedway-following family in Feilding, began reporting on Nelson speedway in 1988 I think and have 10 or so NZ speedway awards for the Nelson Mail and myself since then. Work as the chief sub editor there so we get PLENTY of speedway in the paper -- altho you can't please all of the people all of the time as the club and committee might endorse.
Had a few runs in drag cars but hadn't done anything on the oval until a derby earlier this season -- can see how the bug bites. Great fun.
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