Valentine’s Weekend at Hampton

Auckland Car and Motorcycle

Love was in the air as we had a full weekend of car and bike racing action over Valentine’s weekend.  It was the Auckland Car Club up first on the Saturday with a full race programme.  What brings the excitement to the racing is the handicap starts that take place in all the afternoon races.  This brings mixed results and surprise winners and added to the spectacle.  For example, in the highlight race of the day, Martin Day took the win from Bruce Needham and William Yu who all crossed the line within a second of each other for the final win in the Production Race Series race.

Next up it was the Motorcycle Club on the Sunday with another full throttle day.  Conditions were excellent for the bikers and it was the first time many of them could see and appreciate the new facilities that have opened in the New Year.  It was Round 4 of the AMCC and again it was another great day of motorcycle racing.  It was great to see European Champion Avalon Biddle back out mixing it with the men and doing well again with two 4th place finishes, including a le mans start!  It was that race which brought the most excitement however Nathaniel Dirpose broke away from the field and claimed a strong 4 second victory.

We look forward to welcoming both clubs and all the volunteers that made the racing happen back in the near future.

February 14, 2016

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