Hi my name is wade. for some reason ive had the nickname monkeyboy since i was about 4. no matter where i go in the country people nickname me Monkeyboy. i also crew for 3nz/19p. im the quite one who doesnt drink as much as the others and is generally better behaved on trips away, ie stratford, tauranga, huntly. I travel from napier for most big meets to help kerry and moo, unfortunatly cant be there for every meet. i blame the misses and kid for that. Hopefully one day moo and i will own a thundercat race boat or superstock and then kerry can be our b*t@h untill then id better just continue being the nice quiet guy and do my jobs.
Hey im daniel i am 19 almost 20 i have being to speedway for along time i have jsut started an aprentaship in light engineering, i have crewed and help out on numbers of cars, i love seeing BIG hits and my Fav drivers are Pete Rees, Graham Warnd and Craig Boote, oh and bring on next years teams champs
Post by busterbell on Feb 18, 2006 13:06:13 GMT 12
so whos house is the party at?? now woodnt that be a blast!! huge huge huge speedway fan, my name is craig bell, 32, and my earlist memories are of the australiain butchers touring nz in their wedge shaped super saloons in 84, was present at speedway before that but that is as far back as i can remember. have bin to most tracks around the country but there are a few i have yet to sample. started racing derbies in the 90s, had a few wins. (fords fly- holdens die) had involvement with tq 43n rod gill, lived next door to ian clayworth stockcar 7n & 74n and have pit crewed for the bald eagle cliff frost, 42n stockcar and 96n modified legend. purchased the ex dave neiman 17n super stock ( one of the last flatties still racing) and raced till i blew the budget. currently are rebuilding a robinson spacey and are keen to go standard stock racing when finances improve and have another go at some tanks haha.
(John44s) Hi Iam John Loveridge. Iam 37 years old and i have been going to speedway for many years. I grew up in Wanganui and we used to go every week in the days of 432v Big Bad Charlie,53v Bob Smith,54v Roy Eaton,16v Keith Turner,23v George Duncan and so on and of course 44v Evan Mooney and that is were i got my race number from. I Strated racing a streetstocks with my brother (Grant) and you gessed it it was 44v. i then got an offer to swap my streetstock for a stockcar (ex 23v George Ducan car 141v) i said yes but i allways thought it was to good to be ture and the guy came back around after crashing the streetstock and said he wanted the stockcar back . so i had a stockcar for about 4 meetings and loved it. I then got a job in Hawera (Tanker driver) and we moved up that way and went to stratfrod for a few years before i brought a ministock of a mate 17s fishy. i raced it for a couple of sesons (as 44s) then a guy (53s Rob Lintern) I was racing with up there built me a new car and i raced for 1 seson with son (Lucas srapper44) driving in the adult section. It was a real buzz watching my son get a win against the adults and i sold the car to an Auckland youth (Adam Mills 65a) then we moved to Sydney Australia. I came back for the superstock teams champs and will be back for more. well sorry to go on a bit but this is good fun .
bye for now John44s
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"Why don't they make the whole plane out of that black box stuff."
Hi all, my name is Mal and I am from Te Awamutu. I am currently 38 years young and plan on stopping at that age.
I have been going to speedway since I was 4 weeks old, my home track at that time was the great Forest Lake.
Spent most of my toddler years idealizing our neighbors that backed onto our farm, Graham Smith (stock car called Snoopy) and Keven Bates. Both big names in the Stock car circuit and many happy memories riding around the farms in the car Snoopy.
Never had to line up at the open days to take a ride in the cars as always offered rides in many cars due to being a cute kid, (don't know what happened as I grew up).
Have been going to speedway ever since and love it. Did own and get onto the Huntly track once around 1989 in a Street stock 89H??. Memory not as young as it used to be.
Have an Uncle and Cousins that have raced Saloons, street stocks and A-Grade Stock cars.
Home track is a tie between Huntly and Kihikihi, mostly Huntly this year due to work commitments - Fonterra - Shift work hard sometimes, but good other times.
Have read this site for many years but only became a member recently.
The last meeting I went to was the Super stock Team Champs in Palmy and there with my Cowbell, waikato jersey and Waikato wig, yelling and screaming for the 2nd year in a row. Great to have two local teams to yell for this year, Go the Kings and Wanderers.
And as you may have guessed by my screen name a Ford lover through and through.
Post by helterskelter on Feb 18, 2006 23:14:40 GMT 12
Hi my names Alan, 25 years old, Been a long time viewer of this site and recently became a member of this awesome site. I grew up in Tauranga and have been attending speedway since about 1990, Where my uncle introduced me to it, after asking if me and my sister wanted to go to stockcars for a night out. I have to admit Id never heard of stockcars or speedway before then and neither had I heard of Baypark even though I lived in the vicinity. mostly I was at the old baypark where I became hooked on the sport, so I never missed a meeting from then on till it closed down. After I finished up school in bout 1998 I brought a old spaceframe stockcar and I intended to race it at rotorua, as tauranga didnt have a track at the time and started to restore it all and sandblasted and got my uncle (who used to race at the old baypark on the tar track back in the 1970s) to give me a hand as he was a mechanic to sort out some of the internals etc. I was unemployed at the time and found it a real stuggle to get a decent enough job, so the car had to be put on hold, I decided to get out of NZ and I moved to England where I now have lived since 2000. I currently run my own Plastering and Painting and decorating business in a smallish city called Derby and also build scale model stockcars during weekends and make custom orders for anyone interested ....Website is 80% finished and is coming soon!! Hope to one day return to NZ and finish off my stockcar which is still sitting in my uncles shed.
I crew for Garry Trotter 61p current Manawatu Superstock Champ. I also am an aprentic speedway photographer thanks to Glenn Taylor aka GT. I have been going to speedway since i was 3 months and that first event was team champs.
Post by misterbling on Feb 19, 2006 8:58:28 GMT 12
I'm Humphrey's mates' brother
I'm the other (not so) quiet guy supporting th 19p / 3nz stockcar when it makes its way round the country. Mechanically I don't add any value to the team, but would like to think my exploits as the celebrationary anarchist add to the team cohesiveness. I'm usually the one dancing with your mother at the after race booze ups.
You've probably seen me posting my mouth off a bit here and causing a few arguments - if I have offended you please don't be offended. I just get that side of me from my brother's abrasive nature.
Other roles include parking meter inspector, cyber pimp and wannabe NZ poker champ.
I had made it a goal to get on the piss with Mad Marty but it seems he may not drink.
That's enough from me - if you want to know more please send a cheque and I'll type up an autobiography ;D
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Hi I am Tony from Napier 33 been going to speedway for almost all my life never raced only a supporter been to alot of tracks around NZ seen some awesome drivers also seen some bad accidents just love going and watching and chatting to the drivers well thats the ones who do chat.
Post by Speedway Central (David) on Feb 19, 2006 16:18:42 GMT 12
Hi. I'm David Thomas 31yrs old and live in Matamata and work as a Welder in Matamata were I have lived all my life. That makes me pretty central to Baypark , Rotorua , Kihikihi , Huntly. So at any given weekend you will probably find me at one or more of these tracks. The first two speedway meeting ever went to were the last 2 meeting at the old baypark and I have been attending ever since. Last season 2004/2005 I attended 54 meetings. I collect speedway programmes and memorabilia from around the country have have built up quiet a good collection. I have every issue of NZDTR magazine. I have never raced in any class and I guess never will.
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Hi my name is Matthew Percival and I am a 23 year old Accountant from Auckland. I have been going to the speedway for as long as I can remember, initially attending Western Springs and Meremere. My first taste of Stockcar racing was the 2002 Auckland Teams Nationals and I have loved Teams racing ever since.
I have just started writing for NZDTR magazine. I have been running a website since August 2004 called Percys NZ Speedway. Other interests include most sports, I play Indoor Soccer and something called Sub Football. My main speedway goal in the next couple of years is to do a tour of South Island tracks.
Check out Percy's NZ Speedway at www.percysnzspeedway.com