Brothers Cody and Keightley Teece shared the podium of the South Island Stock Car event at the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway on Saturday night. Photo by Steve Page.

Nelson brothers top SI stock car podium

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Nelson brothers Keightley and Cody Teece topped the podium on their home track at the South Island Stock Car Title at Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway on Saturday night.

Keightley has been the form driver of the season so far and avoided the carnage around him to win his 1st South Island title,

Nelson's Keightley Teece won the South Island Stock Car Title at the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway on Saturday night. Photo; Tom Laney/Imagepress.co.nz.
Nelson’s Keightley Teece won the South Island Stock Car Title at the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway on Saturday night. Photo; Tom Laney/Imagepress.co.nz.

Cody won the title three years ago but couldn’t catch his brother who sliced through the 30 car field with ease.

Brad Neiman was another looking quick through qualifying but was halted in the second final heat by Troy Currie ending his title chances.

Another couple of causalities were Levi Collier who was rolled in the opening corner of the first final heat,

He returned next race to end up rolling Dunedin driver Nathan Taylor.

Tony Frost had issues with his car all night, Brian Austin picked up a heat win and won the opening finals race but came in for some attention in heat two,

The best out of the visitors was George Watson from Greymouth but he couldn’t make up places with a couple of Nelson blockers keeping him busy in the final heat.

Tim Ross, fresh off teams racing wins with the KB Cowboys ran consistently all night and finished in third place overall, there was plenty of action with several roll overs and a few cars were looking pretty second hand by the end of the night.

Round three of War of the Wings provided some fast racing early on but as the night went on, roll overs dominated the races.

There was plenty of carnage in the final heats with some sore drivers ending their nights in spectacular fashion

Consistency from series leader Luke Keegan saw him extend his series lead. The local drivers did extremely well with Steve Sullivan winning the opening race from Greg Teece and then Kris Gerard picked up the win in the second heat,

Greg finished second in the feature race.

The productions ran their Trackman Trophy round, with the win going to Dave Leitch with Jono Sutton finished second while a coin toss went the way of Joseph Sutton over Geoff Watson for third  after running out of race time.

The Nelson Tigers were away in Christchurch racing; they won against the Glen Eagles to retain the McCall Trophy but lost to the Gisborne Gladiators in their second race.

Racing takes a break til after Christmas with the next meeting on December 27, while January sees the New Zealand Midget Title and Sprint Car GP mid-month.

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