Flood takes out NZ Saloon Championship

23:43, Feb 03 2013

Robert Flood created Eastern States speedway history at the weekend when he won the New Zealand Saloon Championships at Cromwell.

Competing on the same track he finished runner-up in the South Island Championships last month, the Blenheim decorator went one better with a superb performance over Friday and Saturday night's racing.

The victory saw Flood become the first Eastern States driver in the Marlborough track's 31-year existence to win a 1NZ plate, which comes with the national title win, and the first South Islander to win the title since it was first competed for six years ago. In the 25-lap feature race, he worked his way through a high calibre field from seventh on the grid.

Full details of Flood's brilliant success will be in tomorrow's Express.

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