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New recruit runner-up at world invitational

SPEEDWAY.

The newest recruit into the swelling ranks of the superstock class at Gisborne Speedway Club finished runner-up in the prestigious Superstock World Invitational 240 championship on Saturday night at the Paradise Valley track in Rotorua.

Josh Prentice (5G) from Wellington recently transferred to the Gisborne club to join the Rees family and other drivers from around the country now with “G” on their cars. He scored two fifths and a 10th in the three-race finals.

“Josh raced very well,” club superstock rep Trevor Mullooly said.

“He's going to be our blocking star I would say in the teams races later this season. He has already shown his prowess at that.”

More than 140 cars took part over the two nights.

Peter Rees (10G) was second highest qualifier and was well up on points in the finals, with a third and a sixth, until he had to retire from the last race due to overheating problems.

Tim Ross (144G) also made the finals but was rolled in the first heat and unable to continue.