Current Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway club champion Michael Paynter will be looking to defend his title. Photo; Robbie Reihana/

Pride at stake for speedway’s Club Champs


Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway fires back into action after Christmas with its Club Championship Meeting on December 27.

Local pride is at stake to get top spot within the club and have your name etched on the trophy means a lot to many of the drivers.

It is the last meeting for Shane Harwood to run the 1nz on his car as he defends his national title in Palmerston North the following week.

For many of the drivers, it will be the last meeting to get the car sorted before heading away for their respective New Zealand title meetings.

Ian Burson will be travelling to Cromwell to compete for the Super Saloon Title.

Ian is a strong chance for a podium finish while  Mark Carey and Dave Manera will also be competing.

Michael Paynter, Adam Hall and Tim Ross head to Kihikihi for the Stock Car Title decider, most of the super stocks will be heading to Palmerston North to compete with Shane.

The midgets have been thin on the ground lately but with theNew Zealand Title not too far away, there could be visitors turning up to get familiar with the track.

It’s the peak time of the season with many of the New Zealand championships decided over the next month; hopefully Nelson drivers can feature in the results.