Sunday saw the opening round of the 2019 stockcar season sponsored by Jak’s Bar & Steak House. The Window Wizard Ministox were first on the track, Ben Kelly led the opening lap before Jordan Halligan-Bunce took the lead on lap two, mechanical issues hindered Kelly who had to retire on lap three, Pemma Nissanka, Josh Watson and Harry Watson all pushed hard chasing down Halligan-Bunce with the four youngsters competing closely throughout the race. The race had to be stopped on the penultimate lap when Harry Watson was involved in a racing incident seeing him air borne colliding with the safety fence, Halligan-Bunce was declared race winner from Josh Watson and Nissanka. Race two was dominated by Halligan-Bunce who led from start to finish closely followed by Nissanka and J. Watson. Kelly was again hindered by mechanical issues retiring on lap two. Halligan-Bunce again took the lead on the opening lap of race three which he maintained throughout the race claiming his third victory of the day from Nissanka and J.Watson. Kelly took the early lead in race four and with the mechanical gremlins left behind he stormed his way around the track to claim the honours ahead of Halligan-Bunce, Nissanka and J.Watson. The Jak’s bar trophies were awarded to Jordan Halligan-Bunce, Pemma Nissanka and Josh Watson with Ben Kelly taking the white and yellow top drivers award.
Swift Motors Production rods Mike Craine took an early lead in race one ahead of Josh Ffrench and Mark Hargreaves. Tina Quayle came out top lady driver in race one ahead of Lauren Miller, Tom Richards completed the grid. Craine led race two from lap two to claim his second chequered flag of the afternoon ahead of Hargreaves and Ffrench.. Craine made it a hatrick in race three taking an early lead to win from Ffrench and Hargreaves. Georgina Moore took the lead on lap two of the final race of the day which she held onto to claim her first victory of the season ahead of Ffrench and Craine. The Jak’s bar trophies were awarded to Mike Craine, Josh Ffrench and Mark Hargreaves with Tina Quayle taking the victory lane ladies award for top female driver of the meeting.
The A & J Butchers Bangers were last out on track providing the crowd plenty of action and entertainment. Jemma Moore led the opening stages of race one before Dylan Cormode took the lead for the next four laps before Lee Jordan came through to take the flag from Robert Hooper, Ashely Faragher, Grant Crellin, Ashley Harrison and Steven Guest. Race two saw Faragher lead until he was pushed out of the race, Nick Collister went on to claim the honours from Hooper and Crellin. Race three had to be stopped and restarted after a crash on the start of lap two once the damaged cars were removed the action got underway again from eight cars on the starting grid only race winner Robert Hooper and Steven guest completed full race distance. Race four saw a stoppage to remove Hoopers car from the track after a big hit with Tony Pitt. Pitt managed to continue the race with his rather battered looking car, Guest went on to win from Harrison and Pitt. The Jak’s Bar trophies were awarded to Robert Hooper, Steven Guest and Ashley Harrison. Racing returns to a Monday evening from Monday 6thMay at 7:30pm.