Our local Speedway Champion in Dunedin and Christchurch
At the other end of the sporting scale Whitianga based speedway driver Bodie Abrahamson also crossed the Cook Strait in January to compete in the highly competitive NZ Super Saloon Championships held at the Central Motor Speedway track in Cromwell.
It’s a long way to tow a race car but Bodie, along with his local crew of Craig and Jason Richards and Darren Hartley, were focused on a top performance after what has been a very successful season in a new car to date.
The two-night meeting didn’t go without its issues for the team however, which meant a start from almost the rear of the field in the feature race to determine the NZ Champion.
In one of the drives of the night, Abrahamson was able to keep himself out of trouble and work his way through the field to finish in a highly respectable ninth place.
On the long drive home Team Abrahamson will compete in the NZ Super Saloon Grand PRIX being run out of Christchurch. All the action can be viewed on the Bodie Abrahamson Motorsport (BAM) YouTube channel.
Bodie and his crew are just another example of a dedicated group of people who are prepared to sacrifice long travel distances to live in their hometown of Whitianga.
Caption: Craig and Jason Richards, Bodie Abrahamson and Darren Hartley at the NZ Super Saloon Championships at Cromwell, South Island.