The Flamecrusher Midget Invitational at Baypark Speedway on Saturday night had people leaping from their seats as saloon, sprint, super saloon and mini stocks tore up the track.
Baypark Speedway’s final event for the 2011/2012 season saw a good field of midgets, all taking part in the final round of the Top Half Midget Series.
The Flamecrusher Midget Invitational at Baypark Speedway had something for everyone. Sprint and saloon cars, super saloons and mini stocks. Photos: Letitia Atkinson.
The sprint and saloon cars also contested their Bay of Plenty Championships.
The super saloons and mini stocks took part in two heats consisting of 12 and 18 laps respectively.
Manager Roger Bailey says the team is already planning for next season which is due to start in October.
“We plan to include Derby Teams Racing on three nights during the next season.
“Derby Teams Racing is based on demolition derby rules where organisations or groups of individuals enter a three car team. One car becomes the runner whereas the other two become the blockers.”
He says the first car in the team across the finish line determines the teams overall position.
“The same car can be used all season and I believe it could be a fun thing for companies to be involved, possibly at a social club level.”
Roger says with this season now closed, he would like to thank the 100 plus officials and volunteers who give up over 500 hours of their time each Saturday night so Baypark Speedway could deliver a race night programme.