King of Pinjar meeting wraps up 2016-17 speedway season


The King of Pinjar was the last meet for this season at Pinjar Park speedway. Pictures: Jon Gall
King of Pinjar meeting wraps up 2016-17 speedway season
The King of Pinjar was the last meet for this season at Pinjar Park speedway. Pictures: Jon Gall

AN eventful King of Pinjar meeting wrapped up the 2016/17 season for Pinjar Park speedway on March 18.

Daniel Winchester ended the season as the 500cc solo winner, crowned the King of Pinjar for the third time.

He dropped only one point, with bike problems just before the finish line in his first heat.

Runner-up Kale Ballantyne finished his heats with 10 points out of 12, while Jason Bishop, who finished third, continued his good form with nine points in the heats.

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Though Leigh Boujos started the night with two wins, he did not finish the final, while Matt Marson’s seven points were just not enough to make the last race.

Jarryd Ziedas scored six points but younger brother Kobee Ziedas clipped the back wheel of Winchester and crashed in his third heat, unable to continue.

Joey Furfaro and Des Heys both picked up five points, Drew Winchester finished on two and it was a tough night for Carley Gittus with one point.

In the sidecars, Clayton Mills and Jessie Thomas won the final, despite runners-up Russell Mitchell and Andy Gajek going unbeaten in the heats. Third place went to Jeff Bishop and son Jason, while Rocky Bryan and Matt Young took fourth.
Club regulars Horrie Payne and Clinton Holmwood scored six points but it was not enough to make the final.

Tony Shield and Ash Brown only started two races with a crash in their second with Ben and Jamie Thomson leaving them unable to continue.

The Thomson brothers kept racing but only collected three points for the night, while Scott Charsley and Matt Reese only finished two of their four races because of bike problems.

Declan Killeen went unbeaten in the 125cc, followed by Brad Gordon, who had two race wins and two second places, and Jack Mcdiarmid.

Gordon was also racing in the 250cc solos, where he won four heats and the final.

In the junior sidecars, Jack and Adam Fewster had three heat wins before victory in the final, with Jake Harvey and Tyler Solomon coming second.

Scott Topping and Morgan Cornwall did not finish in the final.