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Paeroa Battle Of The Streets Wrap Up

With rain falling in the morning, the organisers at Paeroa, could have been forgiven for thinking, this is going to be a long day, at the 26th Battle of the Streets meeting.

Ultimately though, after a one hour delay, world class roads competition was seen, with many of New Zealand’s leading pure road racers, thrilling the fans in attendance.

Star of the show, was without a doubt Cemetery Circuit legend Tony Rees. On his way to Formula Paeroa race 1 success, he set a new outright lap record, courtesy of lapping at 44.940 seconds.

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The CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade mounted rider, went onto comfortably secure feature race victory, in the Battle of the Streets, finishing over six seconds in front of nearest challenger Toby Summers.

Tony made it a hat trick of wins, in arguably the race of the day, the second Formula Paeroa encounter, as he held off a strong challenge from Scott Moir, to emerge victorious by just under 0.7 of a second, Daniel Mettam finalised the podium finishers.

Supersport honours went the way of Shane Richardson and David Hall, whilst Ashley Payne proved the dominant force in the F3 Superlite races.

Additional riders to seal race wins, included Mark Halls (Junior/Senior Classics Combined), Sean Donnelly (Post Classic Pre 82), Paul Pavletich (Post Classics Pre 89), Richard Dibben (Super Motard) and Dwayne Bishop (Bears).

Barry Smith/Tracey Bryan wrapped up both feature Sidecar races, whilst winners in both Post Classics Sidecar encounters where Jason Rees/Bryce Rose.

Top six finishers across each of the 21 races at Paeroa, as follows:

Post Classic Pre 82 Race 1:

1 Sean Donnelly
2 Neil Martin
3 Robbo Robinson
4 Peter Smith
5 Shayne Zonneveld
6 Andrew Skelton

F3 Superlite Race 1:

1 Ashley Payne
2 Gavin Veltmeyer
3 Ben Rosendaal
4 Phillip Munt
5 Josh Augustine
6 Finn Harman

Junior/Senior Classics Combined Race 1:

1 Mark Halls
2 Colin Tate
3 Neville Bull
4 Barry Jelaca
5 Brendon Honey
6 Bill James

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F2 Supersport Race 1:

1 Shane Richardson
2 David Hall
3 Jay Lawrence
4 Damon Rees
5 Sam Willacy
6 Royd Walker-Holt

Sidecar Post Classics Race 1:

1 Jason Rees/Bryce Rose
2 Robert Hood/Mark Thompson
3 Darren Pate/Tina McKeown
4 Peter Dowman/Brian Greenlees
5 Dave Black/Jim Taylor
6 Arild Roberts/Deirdre Roberts

Formula Paeroa Race 1:

1 Tony Rees 44.940 new lap record
2 Scott Moir
3 Daniel Mettam
4 Ray Clee
5 Dwayne Bishop
6 Mitch Rees

Super Motard Race 1:

1 Richard Dibben
2 Scott Moir
3 Duncan Hart
4 Mitch Rowe
5 Scott Dowman
6 Anthony Gerring

Post Classics Pre 89 Race 1:

1 Paul Pavletich
2 Phil Duxbury
3 Paul Russell
4 Gian Louie
5 Finn Harman
6 Peter Smith

Bears Race 1:

1 Dwayne Bishop
2 Jason Bardell
3 Mark Perry
4 Scott Moir
5 Zurrin Wiki
6 Richard Markham-Barrett

Sidecars Race 1:

1 Barry Smith/Tracey Bryan
2 Ian Staples/Tina McKeown
3 Corey Winter/Kieran Whitham
4 Chris Lawrance/Richard Lawrance
5 Bruce Roberts/Jim Bilby
6 David McArthur/Tony New

Battle of the Streets:

1 Tony Rees
2 Toby Summers
3 Ray Clee
4 David Hall
5 Shane Richardson
6 Damon Rees

Post Classic Pre 82 Race 2:

1 Neil Martin
2 Sean Donnelly
3 Peter Smith
4 Robbo Robinson
5 Colin Tate
6 Daniel Hanley

F3 Superlite Race 2:

1 Ashley Payne
2 Gavin Veltmeyer
3 Ben Rosendaal
4 Josh Augustine
5 Finn Harman
6 Nigel Lennox

Junior/Senior Classics Combined Race 2:

1 Mark Halls
2 Colin Tate
3 Neville Bull
4 Barry Jelaca
5 Bill James
6 Daniel Hanley

F2 Supersport Race 2:

1 David Hall
2 Damon Rees
3 Jay Lawrence
4 Royd Walker-Holt
5 Sam Willacy
6 Zurrin Wiki

Sidecar Post Classics Race 2:

1 Jason Rees/Bryce Rose
2 Darren Pate/Tina McKeown
3 Dave Black/Jim Taylor
4 Peter Dowman/Brian Greenlees
5 Arild Roberts/Deirdre Roberts

Formula Paeroa Race 2:

1 Tony Rees honda rider insurance
2 Scott Moir +0.579
3 Daniel Mettam
4 Toby Summers
5 Ray Clee
6 Mitch Rees

Super Motard Race 2:

1 Richard Dibben
2 Scott Moir
3 Duncan Hart
4 Scott Dowman
5 Mitch Rowe
6 Anthony Gerring

Post Classics Pre 89 Race 2:

1 Paul Pavletich
2 Gian Louie
3 Paul Russell
4 Phil Duxbury
5 Finn Harman
6 Peter Smith

Bears Race 2:

1 Jason Bardell
2 Zurrin Wiki
3 Dwayne Bishop
4 Mark Perry
5 Scott Moir
6 Richard Markham-Barrett

Sidecars Race 2:

1 Barry Smith/Tracey Bryan
2 Corey Winter/Kieran Whitham
3 Chris Lawrance/Richard Lawrance
4 Ian Staples/Tina McKeown
5 Bruce Roberts/Jim Bilby
6 David McArthur/Tony New

Words by Stevie Rial

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