Damon Rees stormed into the lead of this year’s New Zealand Superbike Championship, after impeccable displays at the Timaru International Motor Raceway.
Rees who during and since the Cemetery Circuit Races on Boxing Day has hit a rich vein of form, carried on his momentum at Timaru banking a hat trick of Superbike race successes.
Commenting via his Facebook racing page about a pretty much perfect NZ Superbike Championship round 2, he stated:
“Qualifying: P1, Race 1: P1, Race 2: P1, Race 3: P1 equals one happy Damo! The conditions were tricky today, Race 2 was wet to begin with and then dried out as the race went on. My decision to run an intermediate rear instead of wets paid off, taking the win.
Race 3 was scorching hot, I had a great battle with Alastair Hoogenboezem but managed to hold him off till the chequered flag.
Massive thanks to Team Rees for their amazing work this weekend, it was great to have Gary, Liz, Johnny & Tania join us this weekend along with Mum, Dad, Grandad, Talia, Mihi, The Fullers, Mudd, Mark & Deanne!
Our team sure is growing by the weekend! Huge congrats to Mitch Rees & Zak Fuller Racing for their awesome riding!
Super stoked to be leading the Superbike Championship going into Hampton Downs in March. Rumour has it, I might make an appearance. But we will see closer to the time.”
Outside of Ashcourt Racing’s Rees, added top calibre street racers from New Zealand to excel at ‘Levels’ included Dale Finch unbeaten within the Supersport races, Rogan Chandler, Zak Fuller.
Super Twins race 2 victor Karl Hooper, Suzuki Tri Series F1 Champion Mitch Rees and leading Sidecar forces Barry Smith/Stu Dawe, Adam Unsworth/Bryce Rose.
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou