Line-up looks good, if weather holds
Riverside Speedway fans are hoping the weather gods are smiling on them for the next two days.
The past two meetings at the Sandy Point track have been called off because of rain and speedway followers have their fingers crossed for racing tomorrow and Saturday.
The first race on both days is at 3pm.
President of the Southland Stockcar Drivers' Association Graeme McKernan is pleased with the quality of entries. He thought 35 could line up in the New Zealand Grand Prix Streetstocks.
"We're very strong in streetstocks in the South Island.We'll be putting on a good show for local supporters," McKernan said.
The Southland champs for youth saloons, production saloons and modified sprints are on tomorrow's programme. Production saloons representative Angela Donoghue was looking forward to the two-day meeting.
"We've got drivers champing at the bit to get back out there," she said.
Entries for the production saloons stand at 15, including Riverton dairy farmer Brian Adams. He began competing two years ago and will be joined on the racetrack next season by his partner, Emma McDonald. Adams is grateful to a friend for coaxing him into the sport.
"I got too old to play rugby and I was looking for something to do," Adams said.
"I love it [speedway]. There's a great atmosphere and everybody is good to each other. It's a great way to get out there and blow off some steam."
- The Southland Times