Biggest season comes to an end

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Kev Fulton won the derby car street race last season.. Photos: Corbyn Shuttleworth

THE Rock FM Riverside Speedway will put an explanation mark on what has been an incredible 2017-18 season on Saturday.

The club hosted two New Zealand championships – the first for street stocks and the second the first production saloon championship – both entertaining big crowds.

The club then went on to host the Peter Rees Farewell Stockcar Tour, and the Invercargill meeting is still being talked about by the North Island visitors as one of the best meetings of the season, with the southern hospitality second to none.

Following this meeting was the Sprintcar War of the Wings, which was the first time the club had hosted a big field of sprintcars for several years, and sprintcars will be in action next season with the club being awarded the rights to the New Zealand Sprintcar Grand Prix in 2019, which may well feature international drivers.

Riverside’s Demolition Derbys are never short of entertainment.

This Saturday’s event will see the final round of the Southern Saloon Series, a series consisting of the South Island’s best saloon drivers battling it out on what has been a tightly contested series.

Dunedin’s Mike Verdoner will be tough to beat as he adapts to his new car, which has already produced some impressive results. New Zealand number two Paddy North is also expected to be on show and will provide the benchmark for his fellow saloon drivers.

Rounding up Saturday’s meeting will be the annual Demolition Derby, won last year by Daniel Harpur and contested by a record number of cars – 75. The club is expecting similar numbers this year.

Racing starts on Saturday at 3pm, and the gates open at noon. This is a family event, so strictly no alcohol permitted.

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