Post by knownotmuch on Aug 18, 2011 14:21:09 GMT 12
Last time we had the NZ Mods at Te Marua we saw local Tama Arapere crowned the champion. Could the improving Blair McPhee be in with a chance, will his dads new car return him to the front of the field or are we just dreaming to think the Wellington drivers can match it with the likes of Jacko, Foxy and Luke?
Don't forget Glen Leech - one of those 4 (along with Jacko, Foxy and Keegan) will be NZ1 after Welly
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Post by knownotmuch on Aug 20, 2011 21:06:49 GMT 12
There are a few drivers that should also not be discounted, such as Mark Dixon and Willie Noonan from Stratford. A couple of dark horses from the South would have to be the rapidly improving Dan Rae and the West Coast wonder Brandon Parkinson. Maybe a bring back Tama campaign by the Te Marua faithful might help yield a local victory.
Bunter,Jackson and Dixon would have to be front runners. A little rumour was Willie's tractor has been retired but dont know how true that is. Will be interesting meeting as Willie really flys down there !.
Post by alloyplatypus on Sept 11, 2011 8:51:05 GMT 12
He is right tho, Scotty Lane does deserve to be mentioned with the top hopefuls, but yeah.. that guys spends an awful lot of time in the fence. I had a few WP crash vids thinking majority would be Stockcars, but Scotty Lane was the highlight.
From my understanding Scotty is stepping aside and young Bradly is driving the car this season, when I was talking to big Al and Scotty they were impressed with Bradly's driving last season (when he got to drive the car)
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Post by knownotmuch on Nov 14, 2011 0:03:22 GMT 12
Well after a couple of race nights I am getting quietly optimistic with the way the W Mods are going. Brian McPhee seems to have his new Lovelady machine absolutely humming producing a 14.7 lap. Both Blair McPhee and Jordan Arapere have got down into the 14 second bracket also. I expect Paul Hodson will be up with these three once he gets used to being back behind the wheel of a Mod after a few seasons in Supersaloons and I can certainly see Michael Burt breaking the 15 second barrier before long.
I guess the question is with Mr Fox in the form he is currently displaying, are the rest racing for 2NZ?
Be interesting to see if the new machines can better the lap record of 13.5 set down by 4C Mike Gourly last time he raced in Welly will be great to see a huge field of mods here for the NZs to take the W cars on on their home track, some fast young men in this class that we havent had here for a long time
Post by knownotmuch on Nov 28, 2011 15:20:09 GMT 12
Was good to see another W car hit the track on Saturday, stockcar driver Jonas England in the ex Alan Haigh 2NZ. Although the car was built a few years back it is still fairly new as it has not been raced for the last four years.