Wakefield's Alicia McLauchlan was the best of the locals in fourth at the South Island TQ Midget Championship, at the Milestone HomesTop of The South Speedway, on Saturday. Photo Tom Laney/Imagepress.co.nz.

Local secures fifth SI TQ title


Former Waimea College pupil Jeremy Webb secured his fifth South Island Three Quarter Midget title in six years with a commanding display at the Milestone Homes Top of the South Spedway on Saturday night.

Jeremy, now based in Christchurch, was always going to be the car to catch, and while it’s been a mixed season for him, when on form he is unstoppable.

Starting on pole position for the first qualifying heat he led from start to finish.

He was off the back in his second heat and cruised home in second place knowing he had pole for the 25 lap feature.

The feature race was marred by a host of caution flags and many restarts.

Jeremy’s win was made easier when Jayden Corkill’s car broke its steering arm on the second lap.

It sent the car sharply left into the path of Morgan Frost.

Alicia MacLauchlan was unlucky, having been relegated two spots in the opening heat after finishing second.

She was left to chase the Cantabrians in the feature to finish in fourth overall.

Kyle Glover and Liam McCoubrey were left to fight over the other podium positions.

Kyle lost power steering which made turning the car pretty hard in the dying laps.

The side cars fronted with 10 bikes, the biggest field so far this year, for the HQ Cafe Best Pairs competition.

The meeting was dominated by Adie Drake and Lionel Green who won every race they started. Brent Steer and Ben Morris were second with Stu Anderson and Knuckle Hill third.

Productions ran a pairs competition as well, only three pairs managed to finish all of the races giving them valuable points.

Coming out on top were Vaughan Cornelius and Shawn Keen.

Second place went to Dave Leitch and Pam Nixon with Joseph Sutton and Nicole Marr third.

Braydon Skurr picked up his first-ever race win in the Youth Ministocks.

There was no luck at the South island Super Stock Title in Christchurch for the Nelson drivers, Alex Hill the best in sixth.

The Tasman Thunder made the top eight at the New Zealand Teams Event but lost to Gisborne in a rematch of last year’s final.

Tasman beat Wanganui to finish fifth overall.

They have a couple of weeks to fix their cars before the next meeting of Stock Car Teams Brawl.