Photo by Sarah Marquet.
Sprint cars line up to begin the ''War of the Wings'' at
Central Motor Speedway in Cromwell last night.
A late-afternoon rain shower, with thunder and lightning, had
organisers ''hugely worried'', because the club's event
scheduled for the previous night, the South Island Saloon
Series, had been rained off, club promotions co-ordinator
Joanne Gaudion said.
Yesterday, though, it was only a ''quick shower, about 10
minutes'' and did not seem to dampen the spirits of the
Through swirling dust and grit hurled from the racetrack, a
''massive'' crowd numbering in the thousands watched more
than 100 people race around the track in sprint cars, saloons
''The sprint cars bring people in 'cause they're fast and
when they crash, they really crash,'' Gaudion said.
The club's next meet is tomorrow, when five classes,
including sprint cars, saloons and youth mini stocks, can be
seen in action from 6pm.
Gaudion said it was hoped another ''huge'' crowd would turn
out for that.