DUFFS GOLDEN RUN AT GREYMOUTH
There was a time earlier this season that Jamie Duff wondered if his dominance on the South Island was over and all he wanted was to get back into some sort of form.
Enter Californian Sprintcar legend Jonathan Allard. A few tweaks with the car, an experienced ear listening and some confidence boosting discussions.
The first sign that 'The Duffman' was back came at Ruapuna's Gold Cup and then more improvement was seen at the national championship at Palmy.
The show that Jamie Duff put up at Greenstone Park Speedway in Greymouth marked the return and a good sized crowd lapped up every second of the 'Wild West Shoot Out' which doubled as the third round of the Hydraulink War of the Wings Series.
Duff set the standard with a blistering 13.8275 in time trials to record 'Quick Time' with Martin Harcourt (14.0352) and Alicia Hill (14.1274) next best.
In the first heat Duff, who started off grid four had to battle hard to get by Shaun 'Action' Ashton before hit hit the front and ran away from his opponents.
Veteran Ray Baughan had the front row start in the second heat, with Duff from grid eight but when Duff had moved through to third spot by the end of two laps you sensed that 'normal service had resumed.' A couple of laps later Duff hit the front, with 'Slammin' Sam O'Callaghan pushing Baughan hard, but with Baughan making his car as wide as the Southern Alps, O'Callaghan had to settle for third. The appreciative crowd gave Duff a great ovation- they knew they had seen something pretty good!
Up to this point the racing had been fast and furious but clean. that all went out the window at the start of heat three with a multi car pileup on turn one, resulting in Invercargill's John Sievwright being tipped over. Jacob Brownlees and Nathan Roberts all got mixed up in it and their damaged cars were pushed to the infield. Sam O'Callaghan was making the most of it, and had built up a healthy lead when his car ground to a halt with an electrical issue and at almost the same time Ray Baughan tagged the front straight wall, inflicting some suspension damage. Matt Honeywell was struggling and Shaun Ashton capitalised on that, going on to win from Hill with Honeywell third.
Pit side there was plenty of hard work going in but all fourteen entrants took the green flag. Duff, starting from grid four quickly hit the front and was in a word- gone!
The skill that he showed manoeuvring through the fast flying traffic, and his ability to judge the gaps showed that 'The Duffman' had bought his 'A game' and was ready to play it.
There were battles within battles and Alicia Hill showed her best Sprintcar form yet, passing Matt Honeywell and Caleb Baughan along the way to claim second- her first WoW podium, while Honeywell snatched third place at the line.
The crowd gave Duff in particular a great response,- he had entertained them alright, but the Sprintcars showed the coasters what they had missed over fifteen years or so between appearances. The Hydraulink War of the Wings will be back, but there is also a hope that Greymouth's Brandon Parkinson, a former front runner in the Modifieds will be seen behind the wheel of a Sprintcar again. He raced as though he was a regular and drew healthy praise from the other WoW drivers....as did the track which was kept in great condition and provided the perfect platform for a memorable show.
Heat 1: Jamie Duff,1: Shaun Ashton,2: Caleb Baughan,3: Matt Honeywell,4: Allan Chapman,5: Alicia Hill,6: Brandon Parkinson,7: Gene Spooner,8: Jacob Brownlees,9: Alicia Hill finished 4th but was relegated two spots for passing on the inside
Heat 2 Jamie Duff,1: Ray Baughan,2: Sam O’Callaghan,3: Gene Spooner,4: Caleb Baughan,5: Allan Chapman,6: Brandon Parkinson, ,7: Martin Harcourt,8: Nathan Roberts,9: John Sievwright,10:
Heat 3. Shaun Ashton,1: Alicia Hill,2: Matt Honeywell,3: Martin Harcourt,4: DNF Sam O’ Callaghan, Nathan Roberts,Jacob Brownlees, Ray Baughan, John Sievwright
Feature- Jamie Duff,1: Alicia Hill,2: Matt Honeywell, 3: Caleb baughan, 4:Ray Baughan,5: Shaun Ashton, 6: Allan Chapman, 7: Brandon Parkinson,8: Martin Harcourt,9: Gene Spooner, 10: Jacob Brownlees,11: JohnSievwright, 12: Nathan Roberts,13:
Hydraulink War of the Wings Points...after three rounds
Jamie Duff,192,1: Caleb Baughan,185,2: Matt Honeywell, 160,3: Shaun Ashton, 152,4: Alicia Hill, 146,5: Martin Harcourt, 132,6: Allan Chapman, 127,7: Ray Baughan, 113,8: Gene Spooner, 102,9: Paddy North, 97,10: Sam O'Callaghan, 95,11: Jacob Brownlees, 92,12: Daniel Anderson, 90,13: Ben Gilmore, 87,14: Nathan Roberts, 79,15: Brandon Parkinson,68,16: John Sievwright,45,17: Nigel Colvin, 25,18: Andy Erskine, 20,19:
2018-19 FINAL POINTS HYDRAULINK WAR OF THE WINGS
Jamie Duff,915,1: Connor Rangi,884,2: Sam O'Callaghan,818,3: Matt honeywell,734,4: Daniel Anderson,679,5: Nathan Astle,573,6: Alicia McLauchlan, 504,7: Caleb Baughan,492,8: Paddy North,436,9: Jason Scott,421,10: Ray baughan,395,11: Jayden Dodge,377,12: Luke Keegan,372,13: Nigel Colvin,369,14:Steve Duff,354,15:Martin Harcourt,287,16: Mathew Anderson,275,17:Shaun Ashton,285,18: Ross McKinnel,204.19:Mark Evans,123,20: Greg Teece,98,21: Andy Erskine,63,22: Jason Manson,60,23:Nathan Roberts,58,24: Daniel McKinnel,57,25: Luke Wederall,55,26: Jason Smith,40,27:Whetu Taewa,37,28: Mathew Leversedge,30,29: Buddy Kofoid,11,30:Kyle Shearing,10,31:
What a great end of Season prize giving evening. Well organized- thanks Tania Ashton! Awards went to: Most improved-Nigel Colvin. Best Presented Car- Jayden Dodge. Hard Luck Award- Luke Keegan. Lead Foot- Connor Rangi. Hard Yards- Paddy North. Wing Man- Matt Anderson. Scanner Hand- Andrew Rangi. Entertainer- Connor Rangi. Quick Time- Jamie Duff. Sprint car Ambassador-Allan Batt. Dirty Dozen- Ray Baughan, Jayden Dodge, Caleb Baughan, Jamie Duff, Paddy North, Nathan Astle, Connor Rangi, Alicia McLauchlan, Matt Honeywell, Daniel Anderson, Sam O’ Callaghan, Jason Scott
Hydraulink War of the Wings -Grand Final Cromwell April 19,2019
Heat 1 Matt Honeywell,1: Ray Baughan,2; Matt Anderson,3: Paddy North,4: Mark Evans,5: Connor Rangi,6: Jayden Dodge,7: Daniel McKinnel 8: Caleb Baughan,9: Ross McKinnel,10:Whetu Taewa 11:
Heat 2. Caleb Baughan,1: Connor Rangi,2: Daniel Anderson,3: Sam O’Callaghan,4: Jamie Duff,5: Nigel Colvin,6: Matt Honeywell,7: Mark Evans,8: dnf Josh Buchanan, Nathan Astle:
Heat 3. Sam O’Callaghan,1: Nigel Colvin,2: Jamie Duff,3:Jayden Dodge,4:Nathan Astle,5: Jason Scott,6: Ray Baughan7: Paddy North,8: Daniel Anderson,9: Whetu Taewa,10: Ross McKinnel,11: dnf Daniel McKinnel
Feature. Sam O’Callaghan,1: Matt Honeywell,2: Connor Rangi,3: Jamie Duff,4: Nigel Colvin,5: Daniel Anderson,6: Caleb Baughan7: Ray. Baughan,8: Nathan Astle,9: Mathew Anderson,10: Jason Scott,11: Paddy North,12: Mark Evans,13: Whetu Taewa 14: Ross McKinnel,15: dnf Jayden Dodge,Josh Buchanan, Daniel McKinnell.
Round 8- Nelson 6 April 2019
Time Trials-Top 5 Connor Rangi 11.5664 (NTR),1: Sam O’Callaghan 11.5758,2: Jamie Duff,11.6300,3: Matt Honeywell, 11.9378,4: Daniel Anderson,11.7142,5:
Heat 1 results Round 8 Nelson Sam O'Callaghan,1: Connor Rangi,2: Matt Honeywell,3: Jamie Duff,4: Steve Duff,5: Greg Teece,6: Daniel Anderson,7: Nathan astle,8: Jason Scott,9: Alicia McLauchlan, 10: Mark Evans,11: Paddy North,12: Nigel Colvin,13:
Heat 2- Round 8-Nelson: Jason Scott,1: Greg Teece,2: Connor Rangi,3: Alicia McLauchlan,4: Nathan Astle,5: Mark Evans,6: Paddy North,7: Sam O'Callaghan,8: Matt Honeywell,9: Nigel Colvin,10: Daniel anderson,11: Steve Duff, 12: Jamie Duff -DNF
Heat 3- Round 8 Steve Duff,1: Connor Rangi,2: Nigel Colvin,3: Sam O'Callaghan,4: Paddy North,5: Jamie Duff,6: Alicia McLauchlan,7: Greg Teece,8: Mark Evans,9: Jason Scott,10: Nathan Astle,11: Daniel Anderson,12: Matt Honeywell-DNF note: Rangi started from grid 12, and was just .1273 behind Duff at the chequered flag
Hydraulink War of the Wings Round 8 FEATURE WIN TO CONNOR RANGI Sam O'Callaghan,2: Greg Teece,3: Steve Duff,4: Jamie Duff,5: Jason Scott,6: Alicia McLauchlan,7: Paddy North,8: Matt Honeywell,9: Nigel Colvin,10: Daniel Anderson,11: Mark Evans,12: Nathan Astle , 13
Round 7- Beachlands, Dunedin
Time Trials- Top 5 Jamie Duff 13.5435,1: Matt Honeywell,13.8527,2: Connor Rangi,14.0217,3: Daniel Anderson,14.1111,4: Sam O'Callaghan,14.1933,5:
Heat 1-Matt Honeywell,1: Nathan Astle,2: Jamie Duff,3: Caleb Baughan,4: Sam O'Callaghan,5: Nigel Colvin,6: Paddy North,7: Alicia Mclauchlan,8: Ross McKinnel,9: Martin Harcourt,10: Daniel Anderson,11: Connor Rangi,12: Jason Scott,13:
Heat 2 Connor Rangi,1: Caleb Baughan,2: Daniel Anderson,3: Paddy North,4: Alicia McLauchlan,5: Matt Honeywell,6: Jamie Duff,7: Sam O'Callaghan,8: Nathan Astle,9: Nigel Colvin,10: Martin Harcourt,11: Ross McKinnel,12: Jason Scott,13:
Heat 3 Jamie Duff,1: Martin Harcourt,2: Sam O'Callaghan,3: Matt Honeywell,4: Alicia McLauchlan,5: Nathan Astle,6: Nigel Colvin,7: Connor Rangi,8: Daniel Anderson,9: Paddy North,10: Caleb Baughan,11: Jason Scott,12: Ross McKinnel,13:
Feature- Jamie Duff,1: Matt Honeywell,2: Connor Rangi,3: Nathan Astle,4: Alicia Mclauchlan,5: Ross McKinnel,6: Paddy North,7: Sam O'Callaghan,8: Daniel Anderson.9: Martin Harcourt,10: Nigel Colvin,11: Caleb baughan,12:
Round 6 Riverside Speedway, Invercargill
Time Trials- Top 5 Sam O'Callaghan, 13.3378 (NTR),1: Jamie Duff,13.5202,2: Connor Rangi,13.6153,3: Matt Honeywell,13.6709.4: Daniel Anderson,13.7309,5:
Heat 1 Jamie Duff,1: Connor Rangi,2:Sam O'Callaghan,3: Daniel Anderson,4: Matt Honeywell,5: Jason Scott,6: Kyle Shearing,7: Paddy North,8: Alicia Mclauchlan,9: Daniel McKinnel,10: Nigel Colvin,11: Ross McKinnel,12:
Heat 2 Paddy North,1: Alicia Mclauchlan,2: Sam O'Callaghan,3: Jamie Duff,4: Matt Honeywell,5: Jason Scott,6: Nigel Colvin,7: Daniel Anderson,8: Nathan Astle,9: Ross McKinnel,10: Daniel McKinnel,11: Connor Rangi,12:
Heat 3 Nigel Colvin,1: Matt Honeywell,2: Daniel Anderson,3: Alicia McLauchlan,4: Connor Rangi,5: Jamie Duff,6: Paddy North,7: Nathan Astle,8: Sam O'Callaghan,9: Jason Scott,10: Ross McKinnel,11:
Feature- Jamie Duff,1: matt Honeywell,2: Sam O'Callaghan,3: Connor Rangi,4: Daniel Anderson,5: Alicia McLauchlan,6: Paddy North,7: Jason Scott,8: Nathan Astle,9: Nigel Colvin,10: Ross McKinnel,11:
RANGI WINS WILD RUAPUNA WoW- Round 5
Time Trials:Jamie Duff,13.0612: Jayden Dodge,13.3281: Matt Anderson,13.3482: Matt Honeywell,13.4516: Connor Rangi, 13.4858: Shaun Ashton,13.5617: Sam O'Callaghan,13.5715: Steve Duff,13.6398: Alicia McLauchlan,13.7340: Daniel Anderson,13.7422: Ray Baughan, 14.1456: Caleb Baughan, 14.1681: Martin Harcourt,14.3590: Paddy North, 14.3612: Matt Leversedge, 14.4126: Mark Evans, 14.8706: Nathan Astle N/T: Luke Wederall,N/T
Heat 1 Jamie Duff,1: Sam O'Callaghan,2: Mathew Anderson,3: Matt Honeywell,4: Alicia McLauchlan,5: Daniel Anderson,6: Martin Harcourt,7: Luke Wederall, DNF: Matt Leversedge,DNF: Mark Evans,DNF: Shaun Ashton,DNF: Caleb Baughan,DNF:
Heat 2 Jamie Duff,1: Caleb Baughan,2: Jayden Dodge,3: Connor Rangi,4: Sam o'Ca;llaghan,5: Martin Harcourt,6: Paddy North,7: Ray Baughan,8: Steve Duff DNF: Nathan astle DNF: Shaun Ashton DNF:
Heat 3 Connor Rangi,1: Matt Honeywell,2: Daniel Anderson,3: Nathan Astle,4: Steve Duff,: Jayden Dodge,6: Mathew Anderson,7: Alicia McLauchlan,8: Mathew Leversedge,9: Paddy North, DNF
Feature- Connor Rangi,1: Sam O'Callaghan,2: Matt Honeywell,3: Caleb Baughan,4: Daniel Anderson,5: Steve Duff,6: Alicia McLauchlan,7: Ray Baughan,8: Paddy North,9: Nathan Astle,10: Luke Wederall,11: Jamie Duff DNF: Martin harcourt DNF: Mathew Anderson DNF Matt Leversedge DNF: Jayden Dodge DNF
DUFF WINS AGAIN IN HYDRAULINK WoW THRILLER
Defending Hydraulink War of the Wings Sprintcar Champion Jamie Duff may have notched up his 19th series career win in the Duff Motorsport XXX but he had to survive a strong challenge over the closing laps from Sam O’Callaghan who again impressed in the Freeman Motorsport XXX entry.
Although Duff crossed the line several car lengths ahead of the rampaging O’Callaghan, he may have been handed a lifeline by Cromwell Speedway officials, who with a handful of laps to go in what was to have been a 25 lap feature first threw a yellow light when a car ‘half spun’, then just as quickly displayed a green. O’Callaghan was one of several drivers to slow, and was in fact passed by Luke Keegan who made a late race charge in the BRT XXX but perhaps justice was served when O’Callaghan got by Keegan a lap later.
Just as the race was headed for a dramatic ending the yellow came on when a lapped car spun, and the race, with two laps to go, was declared with the track curfew having been met.
There was plenty of disappointed punters when 17 year old American Buddy Kofoid pulled with the infield with engine issues in the Ranch Bar and Grill XXX as the feature line up was forming and he was unable to restart.
Kofoid, like many visitors to the egg shaped Cromwell track struggled in his time trial and first heat, but he showed that he is a quick learner with a blistering turn of speed and style to win his second heat race that forced Jamie Duff to play just a supporting role as the young American disappeared into the distance. Other heat winners were Jayden Dodge, Duff and Martin Harcourt.
The ‘yellow-green’ and shortening of the feature were not the only talking points among drivers and fans with tempers being put to the test, not only by the stifling Central Otago heat, but also a ‘track imposed’ change to the Time Trial ‘ format’ with the usual ‘one car on the track at a time’ being replaced by two six lap ‘hot lap’ sessions with twelve cars in each racing not only the clock, but also a somewhat congested track for what is such an important part of the programme.
The biggest casualty was one of the favoured contenders Matt Honeywell being crashed out of the show when another car took him out into the fence. A somewhat disgusted Honeywell was forced to load up with his mortally damaged car being his only return for the night, and five hour tow to Cromwell.
The Hydraulink War of the Wings takes a two month break now, returning to Ruapuna, Christchurch on March 9.
Time Trials 24 entries Top 5 Connor Rangi 13.9009. Jason Scott 13.9473. Steve Duff 14.0175. Luke Keegan. 14.0291. Jamie Duff 14.0415.
Heat 1. Jayden Dodge,1: Ray Baughan,2: Sam O’Callaghan,3: Steve Duff,4: Caleb Baughan,5: Buddy Kofoid,6: Jason Manson,7: Connor Rangi,8: Martin Harcourt,9: Kyle Shearing,10: Ross Mckinnel,11: Whetu Taewa,12
Heat 2 Jamie Duff,1: Luke Keegan,2: Jason Scott,3: Nigel Colvin,4: Jason Smith,5: Andy Erskine,6: Nathan Astle,7: Shaun Ashton,8: Brent Gaudion,9: Daniel Anderson, Paddy North, Daniel McKinnell. Dnf
Heat 3. Buddy Kofoid,1: Jamie Duff,2: Sam O’Callaghan,3: Connor Rangi,4: Luke Keegan,5: Daniel McKinnel,6: Shaun Ashton,7: Ray Baughan,8: Nigel Colvin,9: Jason Smith,10: Whetu Taewa,11:
Heat 4. Martin Harcourt,1: Jason Manson,2: Andy Erskine,3: Nathan Astle,4: Jason Scott,5: Jayden Dodge,6: Steve Duff,7: Kyle Shearing,8: Daniel Anderson,9: CalebBaughan,10: Brent Gaudion,11:
B Main Result. Connor Rangi,1: Nigel Colvin,2: Shaun Ashton,3: Daniel Anderson,4: Jason Smith,5: Caleb Baughan,6: Daniel McKinnel,7: Ross McKinnel,8: Whetu Taewa,9: Kyle Shearing dnf
Feature. Jamie Duff,1: Sam O’Callaghan,3: Luke Keegan,3: Jayden Dodge,4: Connor Rangi,5: Ray Baughan,6: Nathan Astle, 7: Caleb Baughan,8: Shaun Ashton,9: Andy Erskine,10: Jason Manson,11: Daniel Mckinnel,12: Martin Harcourt,13: Dnf s Ross Mckinnel, Steve Duff, Daniel Anderson, Nigel Colvin, Jason Scott, Jason Smith, Buddy Kofoid.
DODGE TAKES WIN ON LAST LAP SHOOTOUT - Round 3 Ruapuna
Jayden Dodge claimed his first Hydraulink War of the Wings feature win in fine style after taking a last gasp win, passing Jamie Duff on the last lap.
Dodge had worked the lapped traffic perfectly. Caleb Baughan drove a great race to get his first WoW podium finish. Connor Rangi put on a great show running the highline, and had the crowd on its feet at times with his daring style. Rangi's 'show' deserved a greater reward than his fourth place.
Time Trials - Top 10: Jamie Duff 13:3667 seconds 1, Matt Honeywell 13:5444 2 , Steve Duff 13:6393 3, Conner Rangi (Nelson) 1368.92 4, Jayden Dodge 13:7614 5, Sam O'Callaghan (Invercargill) 13:7825 6, Luke Keegan 13:8382 7, Martin Harcourt 13:8640 8, Ray Baughan 13:8890 9, Nigel Colvin (Invercargill) 13.9861 10.
Ht 1. Jamie Duff 1, Ray Baughan 2,Luke Keegan 3, Steve Duff 4, Daniel Anderson (Te Anau) 5, Sam O'Callaghan 6.
Ht 2. Matt Anderson (Dunedin) 1, Caleb Baughan 2, Sam O'Callaghan 3, Nathan Astle 4, Jamie Duff 5, Daniel Anderson 6.
Ht 3 Jayden Dodge 1, Jason Smith (Nelson) 2, Connor Rangi 3, Shaun Ashton 4, Matt Honeywell 5, Caleb Baughan 6.
Feature. Jayden Dodge 1, Jamie Duff 2, Caleb Baughan 3, Connor Rangi 4, Shaun Ashton 5, Matt Honeywell 6, Daniel Anderson 7, Matt Anderson 8, Alicia McLaughlan (Nelson) 9, Ray Baughan 10, Luke Keegan 11, Nathan Astle 12, Steve Duff 13, Paddy North 14, Jason Smith 15, Nigel Colvin 16, Martin Harcourt 17, Sam O'Callaghan 18
SAM SLAM'S THEM AT NELSON
Top of the South Speedway,
Winton resident “Slammin’ Sam O'Callaghan gave his Nelson based car owner Kevin Freeman a great early birthday present when he took out Round 2 of the Hydraulink War of the Wings at Nelson tonight in the Lakeland Glass XXX. O'Callaghan led from the green flag, and was in lapped traffic by the fifth lap. On the tenth lap the field went under yellow flag conditions after Caleb Baughan rolled. Despite heavy traffic O'Callaghan managed to stave off several challenges from his uncle Jason Scott, who finished second, with Luke Keegan third
Qualifying- Steve Duff,12.1112: Daniel Anderson, 12.2048: Jayden Dodge,12.2678:Luke Keegan,12.2768: Sam O’Callaghan,12.2797: Connor Rangi,12.3206: Jason Scott,12.3798: matt Honeywell,12.4325: Paddy North,12.4364: Mark Evans,12.5283: Nathan Astle,12.5402: Alicia McLauchlan,12.6688: Caleb Baughan, 12.8775:Martin harcourt,12.8822: Ray Baughan,12.8947: Jamie Duff,13.0392: Mathew Anderson,13.5596: Whetu taewa,13.7392: Nigel Colvin,15.0059
Round 2 of the Hydraulink War of the Wings- Nelson
Heat 1- Carlton Hotel Jason Scott,1: Jamie Duff,2: Paddy North,3: Caleb Baughan,4: Luke Keegan,5: Connor Rangi,6: Jayden Dodge,7: Alicia McLauchlan,8: Mark Evans,9: Nigel Colvin, 10: Whetu Taewa,11: Steve Duff,12-DNF: Ray Baughan,13-DNF
Round 2 of the Hydraulink War of the Wings- Nelson Heat 2 Smith Concept Construction
Connor Rangi,1: Matt Honeywell,2: Daniel Anderson,3: Jason Scott,4: Caleb Baughan,5: Sam O'Callaghan,6: Mathew Anderson,7: Alicia McLauchlan,8: Martin Harcourt,9: Nathan Astle,10: Nigel Colvin (DNF) Whetu Taewa (DNF) Steve Duff (DNS)
Round 2 of the Hydraulink War of the Wings- Nelson Heat 3 Complete Automotive
Sam O'Callaghan,1: Luke Keegan,2: Mathew Anderson,3: Nathan Astle,4: Jamie Duff,5: Jayden Dodge,6: Matt Honeywell,7: Daniel Anderson,8: Martin Harcourt,9: Paddy North,10: Mark Evans,11: Ray Baughan-DNF
Feature Placings- Sam O'Callaghan,1: Jason Scott,2: Luke Keegan,3: Connor Rangi,4: Matt Honeywell,5: Jamie Duff,6: Mathew Anderson,7: Daniel Anderson,8: Alicia McLauchlan,9: Jayden Dodge,10: Paddy North,11: Nathan Astle,12: Martin Harcourt,13: Mark Evans,14: Caleb Baughan - DNF, Ray Baughan-DNF, Nigel Colvin-DNF: Steve Duff DNS
Winning Start For Duff In WOW Title Defence
Ruapuna Nov 10 2018
Jamie Duff made a winning start in his bid to defend his Hydraulink War of the Wings Sprintcar Series crown when he dominated the opening round at the Racecourse Hotel and Motorlodge Ruapuna Speedway on Saturday evening.
The South Island wide $100,000 series, sponsored by Hydraulink will be raced over nine rounds over the coming months, ending at Cromwell at Easter.
Duff, a former New Zealand champion, struggled like most drivers in the time trials to set a fast time which favoured the drivers that took to the track early in the trial with the Jayden Dodge setting the best time of 13.68 seconds with Duff’s having to settle for seventh quickest with a lap of 14:23.
Duff quickly turned things around when coming from near the back of the pack to win Heat 2, making the most of a restart when going from fourth to first in a lap to lead home Martin Harcourt and Sam O’Callaghan. Duff was untroubled take out Heat 4 leading early going on to win by a big margin with the race turning into a great battle for the minor placings with Caleb Baughan heading home his father, Ray Baughan, who had to settle for third place.
Nelson’s Conner Rangi, who finished in second place in the WOW series last season won Heat 1 from Caleb Baughan with Duff’s younger brother Steve third. Heat 3 was won by Luke Keegan with Matt Honeywell second and Dodge third. In the B Main, Matt Anderson (Cromwell) was first home ahead of former test cricketer, Nathan Astle with Queenstown’s Jason Scott third.
In the 25 lap Feature Duff took the lead on the first turn ahead of Caleb Baughan, Rangi and Keegan. Duff then opened-up a lead with Rangi press Caleb Baughan for second place before finial making a place on lap 6 with a big wheel stand then costing the the younger Baughan third place to his father the following lap and Duff was beginning to lap cars. By lap 14 Duff was over two seconds clear but this margin closed right up with five laps to run. Rangi then spun out when trying a pass on Duff, with Rangi’s car then clipped by Blenheim’s Paddy North, which lead to damage to both cars ending their race.
In the restart Honeywell and then Martin Harcourt were excluded in controversial rulings for not keeping to a single file before the restart. When the race resumed Duff went on to claim the victory from Ray Baughan with Keegan, who had one stage had dropped back to seventh place, stormed home over the closing laps to claim third place ahead of Caleb Baughan, Shaun Ashton and Astle. The series now heads to Nelson for the Round 2 on Saturday.
Race Results – Competitors from Christchurch unless stated
Sprintcars – Hydraulink War of the Wings Series Round 1
Time Trials - Top 6: Jayden Dodge 13:68 seconds, Conner Rangi (Nelson) 13:97, Daniel Anderson (Te Anau)1 4:02, Nathan Astle 14:04, Luke Keegan 14:12, Steve Duff 14.14
Ht 1. Rangi 1, Caleb Baughan 2, Steve Duff 3, Nigel Covin (Cromwell) 4, Alicia McLauchlan (Nelson) 5, Mark Evans ((Cromwell) 6. (Note: Dodge excluded for all placings due to race infringment)
Ht 2. Jamie Duff 1, Martin Harcourt 2, Sam O'Callaghan (Nelson) 3, D Anderson (Cromwell) 4, Ray Baughan 5, Keegan 6.
Ht 3. Keegan 1, Matt Honeywell 2, Dodge 3, Matt Anderson (Cromwell) 4, Jason Scott (Cromwell) 5, Colvin 6
Ht 4. J Duff 1, C Baughan 2, R Baughan 3, Paddy North (Blenheim) 4, Shaun Ashton 5, Rangi 6.
B Main. Matt Anderson 1, Astle 2, Scott 3, D Anderson 4, Nathan Roberts 5.
Feature. J Duff 1, R Baughan 2, Keegan 3, C Baughan 4, Ashton 5, Astle 6, D Anderson 7, O'Callaghan 8, Scott 9, McLauchlan 10.
FINAL POINTS 2017-18 HYDRAULINK WAR OF THE WINGS
Jamie Duff,986,1: Connor Rangi,937,2: Daniel Anderson,855,3: Luke Keegan,808,4: Matthew Anderson,631,5: Shaun Ashton,565,6: Steve Duff,538, 7: Alicia McLauchlan,495, *:Kyle hearing,475,9: Ray Baughan,471,10: Jason Scott, 452,11: Jason Smith,426,12:: Matt Honeywell,425,13: Paddy North 412,14: Jayden Dodge, 394,15: Jason Manson,393,16: Martin Harcourt,364,17: Sam O'Callaghan,322,18: Andy Erskine,294,19: Allan Chapman,238,20: Caleb Baughan,226,21: Todd Richards,178,22: Kris Gerard,172,23:Daniel McKinnel,140,24: Brent Gaudion,137,25: Hayden McKay, 112,26: Caleb Brooks,106,27: Mark Alexander, 91,28: Nigel Colvin,86,29: Josh Walls, 79,30: Tony Uhlenburg, 50,31: Ross Troughton, 30,32: Aaron Cleveland,5,33:
Round 10 of the Hydraulink War of the Wings at Ruapuna March 10
Heat 1 Hydraulink War of the WINGS March 10 Allan Chapman,1: Daniel Anderson,2: Jamie Duff,3: Todd Richards ,4: Paddy North,5: Connor Rangi ,6: Steve Duff,7: Hayden McKay ,8: Martin Harcourt,9: Josh Walls,10: Shaun Ashton,11: Daniel McKinnel,12:
Hydraulink War of the WINGS heat 2 Ruapuna March 10 Jason Smith,1: Luke Keegan,2: Sam OCallaghan ,3: Matt Honeywell ,4: Matt Anderson,5: Andy Erskine,6: Ray Baughan,7: Kyle Shearing,8: Alicia McLachlan,9: Caleb Baughan ,10: Jason Scott,11: Jason Manson,12;
Heat three Hydraulink War of the WINGS March 10 Ruapuna Jamie Duff,1: Matt Anderson,3: Steve Duff,3:Shaun Ashton,4: Luke Keegan,5:Connor Rangi,6: Sam OCallaghan,7: Jason Manson,8:Jason Smith,9; Alicia McLachlan,10:Todd Richards ,11: Daniel McKinnel,12:
Heat 4 Hydraulink War of the Wings Ruapuna March 10 Hayden McKay,1:Jason Scott,2: Ray Baughan,3: Matt Honeywell,4: Kyle Shearing ,5: Caleb Baughan ,6: Daniel Anderson ,7: Paddy North ,8: Andy Erskine ,9: Allan Chapman ,10: Josh Walls,11; Martin Harcourt ,12
B Main Hydraulink War of the WINGS Ruapuna March 10 Paddy North ,1: Shaun Ashton ,2: Jason Scott ,3: Todd Richards ,4: Jason Manson,5: Josh Walls ,6: Martin Harcourt ,7: Daniel McKinnel,8: Alicia McLachlan ,9: Andy Erskine,10: Kyle Shearing ,11:
Feature results Hydraulink War of the WINGS Ruapuna March 10 Jamie Duff,1: Matt Honeywell ,2: Daniel Anderson ,3: Matt Anderson ,4: Connor Rangi ,5: Hayden McKay ,6: Shaun Ashton ,7: Paddy North ,8: Martin Harcourt ,9: Todd Richards ,10: Allan Chapman ,11; Jason Smith,12: Jason Manson,13: Jason Scott ,14: Luke Keegan ,15: Ray Baughan ,16: Steve Duff,17: Josh Walls ,28: Sam OCallaghan ,19: Daniel Mckinnel,20:
Round 9 of the Hydraulink war of the wings at Beachlands, Dunedin 24 February
Time Trials Luke Keegan 13.7472 , 1: Daniel Anderson 138297 , 2: Jamie Duff 13.8552,3: Connor Rangi, 13.9141,4: Shaun Ashton 14.1419,5:
Heat 1 Steve Duff,1: Luke Keegan,2: Matthew Anderson,3: Jamie Duff,4: Martin Harcourt,5: Aaron Cleveland,6: Paddy North,7: Jason Manson,8: Jason Smith,9: dnf Kyle Shearing, Daniel McKinnel
Heat 2 Sam O’Callaghan,1: Daniel Anderson,2: Connor Rangi,3: Brent Gaudion,4: Ross Troughton,5: Jason Scott,6: Alicia McLachlan,7: Nigel Colvin,8: Shaun Ashton,9: Andy Erskine,10: Allan Chapman,11:
Heat 3 Brent Gaudion,1: Matt Anderson,2: Luke Keegan,3: SteveDuff,4: Shaun Ashton,5: Kyle Shearing,6: Alicia McLauchlan,7: Connor Rangi,8: Andy Erskine,9: Ross Troughton,10: Daniel McKinnel dnf
Heat 4. Jason Scott,1: Allan Chapman,2: Daniel Anderson,3: Paddy North,4: Martin Harcourt,5: Jason Manson,6: Nigel Colvin,7: Sam O’Callaghan,8: Jason Smith,9: Jamie Duff DNF
Hydraulink War of the Wings feature result. Steve Duff,1:Luke Keegan,2:Connor Rangi,3:Jason Scott,4:Paddy North5: Jamie Duff,6:Andy Erskine,7:Shaun Ashton,8: Allan Chapman,9: Alicia McLauchlan,10: Brent Gaudion,11:Kyle Shearing,12:Jason Manson,13: Matt Anderson,14: Nigel Colvin,15:Martin Harcourt,16: dnf in order Daniel Anderson, Jason Smith, SamO’Callaghan, Ross Troughton
Round 8 of the Hydraulink war of the Wings at Riverside, Invercargill 23 February
ttime trials - top 5 Jamie Duff 13.6810,1: Daniel Anderson 13.6836,2: Steven Duff 13.9110,3: Brent Gaudion 14.0342,4: Jason Scott 14.0374,5:
Heat 1 Matt Anderson,1: Mark Alexander (HB),2: Aaron Clevland,3: Paddy North,4: Jason Manson,5: no other finishers DNF Steve Duff Jnr, Jamie Duff, Jason Smith, Sam O'Callaghan, Alicia mcLauchlan, Shaun Ashton
Heat 2. Luke Keegan,1: Connor Rangi,2: Daniel Anderson,3:Ross Troughton,4:Kyle Shearing,5:Jason Scott,6:Allan Chapman,7:Nigel Colvin,8:
Heat 3 Jamie Duff,1: Shaun Ashton,2: Matt Anderson,3: Jason Scott,4: Allan Chapman,5: Kyle Shearing,6: Alicia McLauchlan,7: Luke Keegan,8: Brent Gaudion,9: Aaron Cleveland,10:
Heat 4 Andy Erskine,1: Jason Smith,2: Jason Manson,3: Daniel Anderson,4: Connor Rangi,5: Mark Alexander,6: Nigel Colvin,7: Ross Troughton,8: dnf O’Callaghan, North, S. Duff
Feature results. Riverside. Jamie Duff,1: Daniel Anderson,2: Allan Chapman,3: Connor Rangi,4: Matt Anderson,5: Luke Keegan,6: Kyle Shearing,7: Sam O’Callaghan,8: Brent Gaudion,9: Daniel Mckinnel,10: Paddy North,11: Alicia McLauchlan,12: Jason Manson,13: Mark Alexander,14: Andy Erskine,15: Ross Troughton,16: Jason Smith17: dnf. Colvin,Scott,S.Duff, Ashton, Cleveland
Results Round 7- Eastern States Speedway Blenheim
Time Trials Kyle Shearing 16.7852 Quick Time
Heat 1 Round 7- Hydraulink War of the Wings @ Eastern States Speedway Shaun Ashton,1: Jayden Dodge,2: Steve Duff,3: Jason Manson,4: Jason Scott,5: Andy Erskine,6: DNF- Steve Thompson, Jason Smith
Heat 2 Hydraulink War of the Wings @ Eastern States Speedway Daniel Anderson,1: Jamie Duff,2: Matt Anderson,3: Alicia Mclauchlan,4: Luke Keegan,5: Connor rangi,6: Ray Baughan,7: Jayden Corkell,8: Scott Valk,9:
Heat 3 Hydraulink War of the Wings at Eastern States Ray Baughan,1: Jamie Duff,2: Jason Manson,3; Matt Anderson,4: Jason Smith,5: Shaun Ashton,6: Kyle Shearing,7: Daniel Anderson,8: Stephen Thompson dnf
Heat 4 Hydraulink War of the Wings at Eastern States Blenheim Connor Rangi,1; Luke Keegan,2; Jayden Dodge,3; Jason Scott,4; Steve Duff,5: Alicia McLauchlan,6: Andy Erskine,7: Jayden Cornell, 8: Scott Valk,9:
Round 7 Hydraulink War of the Wings Feature @ Eastern States Speedway Results Jamie Duff,1: Shaun Ashton,2: Ray Baughan,3: Connor Rangi,4: Alicia McLauchlan,5: Matt Anderson,6: Jason Scott,7:Kyle Shearing,8: Jason Smith,9: Daniel Anderson,10: Andy Erskine,11: DNF Jason Manson, Steve Duff, Luke Keegan,
Round 6 at Nelson washed out
Results Round 5 Hydraulink war of the Wings- Cromwell December 30,2017
Time Trials- Top 10: Luke Keegan, 13.2261,1: Jamie Duff, 13.4833,2: Daniel Anderson, 13.5256,3: Connor Rangi, 13.5403,4: Jason Smith, 13.5408,5: Jason Scott, 13.6916,6: Jayden Dodge, 13.7769,7: Kris Gerard, 13.8287,8: Steve Duff, 13.8520,9:Shaun Ashton, 13.9165,10:
Heat 1- Daniel Anderson,1: Sam O'Callaghan,2: Steve Duff,3:
Heat 2- Jamie Duff,1: Shaun Ashton,2: Matt Anderson,3:
Heat 3- Jason Smith,1: Brent Gaudion,2: Kris Gerard,3:
Heat 4- Kyle Shearing,1: Jason Scott,2: Jamie Duff,3:
Feature- Jamie Duff,1: Sam O'Callaghan,2: Jason Smith,3: Daniel Anderson,4: Kyle Shearing,5: Connor Rangi,6: Matt Anderson,7: Jayden Dodge,8: Luke Keegan,9: Martin Harcourt,10: Nigel Colvin,11: Jason Manson,12: DNF- Jason Scott, Todd Richards, Steve Duff, Andy Erskine, Daniel McKinnel, Shaun Ashton, Brent Gaudion, Kris Gerard
Results Round 4 Hydraulink War of the Wings- Ruapuna Speedway December 9
Time Trials - Top 10. Matt Honeywell 13.4728 seconds 1, Jamie Duff 13.4992 2, Steve Duff jnr 13.6810 3, Jason Smith (Nelson) 13.6994 4, Jayden Dodge 13.7910 5, Kris Gerard (Nelson) 13.9048 6, Sam O’Callaghan (Dunedin) 13.9792 7, Luke Keegan 14.0182 8, Paddy North (Blenheim) 14.0943 9, Daniel Anderson (Te Anau) 14.15.85 10.
Ht 1. S Duff jnr 1, Andy Erskine (Cromwell) 2, Honeywell 3.
Ht 2. D Anderson 1, J Duff 2, Smith 3.
Ht 3. Conner Rangi (Nelson) 1, Keegan 2, Dodge 3.
Ht 4. S Duff jnr 1, J Duff 2, D Anderson 3.
B Main. Matt Anderson (Cromwell) 1, Ray Baughan 2, Brent Gaudion 3.
A Main Feature. Jamie Duff,1: Steve Duff Jnr,2: Daniel Anderson,3: Luke Keegan,4: Alicia McLachlan,5: Shaun Ashton,6: Connor Rangi,7: Ray Baughan,8: Jason Smith,9: Kyle Shearing,10: Jayden Dodge,11: Andy Erskine,12: Paddy North,13: Matt Anderson,14: Brent Gaudion,15: Daniel McKinnel,16: Jason Manson,17: Todd Richards,18: Sam O'Callaghan,19: Matt Honeywell,20:
Results Round 3 Hydraulink War of the Wings- Woodford Glen 25 November
Time Trials: Jamie Duff, 24.2867
Heat 1 Jamie Duff,1: Luke Keegan,2: Jason Scott,3:
Heat 2 Kyle Shearing,1: Daniel Anderson,2: Shaun Ashton,3:
Heat 3 Hayden McKay,1: Matthew Anderson,2: Caleb Baughan,3:
Heat 4 Sam O'Callaghan,1: Jayden Dodge,2: Luke Keegan,3:
B Main Sam Ocallaghan, 1: Jason Smith,2: Caleb Baughan,3:
Feature Jamie Duff,1: Luke Keegan,2: Shaun Ashton,3: Connor Rangi,4: Ray Baughan,5: Caleb Baughan,6: Jason Scott,7: Alicia McLauchlan,8: Matthew Anderson,9: Josh Walls,10:
Results Round 2- Hydraulink war of the Wings Nelson Speedway
Time Trials: Matt Honeywell 11.6828 Quick time and a new track record
Heat 1 Jason Smith,1: Connor Rangi,2: Matt Honeywell,3:
Heat 2 Steve Duff Jnr,1: Ray Baughan,2: Jamie Duff,3:
Heat 3 Daniel Anderson,1: Kris Gerard,2: Andy Erskine,3:
Heat 4 Luke Keegan,1: Ray Baughan,2: Tony Uhlenberg,3:
B Main Caleb Baughan,1: Greg Teece,2: Andy Erskine,3:
Feature Steve Duff Jnr,1: Luke Keegan, 2: Daniel Anderson,3: Kris Gerard,4: Alicia McLauchlan,5: Paddy North, 6: Connor Rangi,7: Shaun Ashton,8: Matt Honeywell,9: Matthew Anderson,10: