48N, Superstock, Brett Nicholls, in the Coca Cola Fireworks - Hanmer Holiday Holmes Superstock Series , at the Milestone HomesTop of The South Speedway, on Saturday, Tom Laney Imagepress.co.nz.

Lap record in big night for Brett Nicholls

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Brett Nicholls 48n continued his early season form at the opening round of the Hanmer Holiday Homes Super Stock Series at Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway on Saturday night.

Brett, in the No 48n car,  picked up the feature win and is leading on points going into round two in Christchurch this weekend.

A win and three second placings, including the shoot-out, saw him off the front grid in the feature.

He got the jump off the start to lead the race, but soon found he had no brakes.

The race proved hard work and he was being caught when negotiating lap traffic in the dying stages, but held on to win from Woodford Glen’s Jamie Hamilton, and Alex Bright.

Nelson’s national champion Shane Harwood finished fourth, but will sit second on points in the series from Hamilton with Trevor Lineham and Alex.

Brett also broke the lap record, going round in 15.74 seconds. The stock cars saw the return of Adam Hall who will hopefully provide the numbers to get the Thunder team to Christchurch this weekend,

Shane Brooks earned his first race win for the season.

The Youth Ministocks snuck in four races with the spoils being shared by Hamish Carter and Brayden Nell.

Jono Sutton  won round one of the Club Production Saloon Championship, with referees having to officiate on a couple of incidents.

Josh Nell warmed to the street stock class, picking up his first race win at home.

The meeting finished with the Coca Cola Fireworks display, the packed stadium was in awe as the night sky was lit up and it topped of a fantastic meeting.

Racing takes a break for a week after a busy period of racing plus a rain delay, with the Nelson Tigers against Palmerston North Panthers team’s race next up on November 19.