In front of a bumper crowd and under extreme heat conditions, the Woody Woodpeckers did battle with GM Australia at Woodstock Park Speedway on Saturday 10 February 2018 at the annual teams event.
Local Woody Woodpeckers were captained by Brady Kurtz with Team Manager, ex-international Mick Poole.
Rohan Tungate headed the GM Australia team with Team Manager, also an ex-international Phil Herne.
The Peckers hit the lead early, leading 21-15 until the turning point of Heat 7 with Team Manager Phil Herne electing to use the black and white tactical ride for GM Australia on Victorian rider Jaimon Lidsey which paid off with Jaimon taking the win and partner Cooper Riordan second scoring an 8-1 against the Peckers.
The peckers didn’t seem to be able to regain their momentum to catch GM Australia who kept the lead to the end of heat 15 with 49 points and Woody Woodpeckers three points behind on 46.
GM Australia rider Jack Holder took a nasty fall in heat four and withdrew from the meeting.
Jack has a suspected broken collar bone and the club wishes Jack a speedy recovery.
Cowra Motorcycle Racing Club would like to thank the Grid Girls Daisy Heilman, Michelle Grech, Holly Proctor and Casey Adams and sponsors GM Australia, Choices Flooring by Brights, Forbes Powder Coating, Mick Cook Roofing, MD Steel Fabrication, Cowra Bus Service, L.E.S., Cowra Tilt Tray, Kilbys Heating & Cooling, Bryants Concrete, Jamieson's Joinery & Building Centre, Signworx Group, Woodstock Hotel, White Race Tuning, Cowra Concrete Products and Nelligans Sand & Gravel.
Team – Woody Woodpeckers 46
- Brady Kurtz (c) 2,3,3,2,2’ =12+1
- Ben Cook 0,1,0,0 = 1
- Taylor Poole 0,2,2,4~ = 8
- Jye Etheridge 2,1’X,0 = 3+1
- Todd Kurtz 2’,1,2,1’=6+2
- Zach Cook 3,0,0,2=5
- Matt Gilmore 2’3,2,1,3=11+2
Team – GM Australia 49
- Rohan Tungate (c) 3,3,3,3,0=12
- Jordy Stewart 1,0,3,1=5
- Jaimon Lidsey 3,6~,1’,3,1=14+2
- Cooper Riordan 1,2’2,3=8+1
- Jack Holder FX,W=0
- Aden Clare 1,0,1,0,0=2
- Josh McDonald F,1,2,1,3,1=8
The Junior 125cc Support was won by Cowra’s own Moz Brown second was James Pearson, third Lachy Hayes and fourth Tristan Ayres.
The 500 Support results saw Jack Morrison in first, second Colin Heather, third Jeff Moss and fourth Dayle Wood.
The raffle of $100 worth of scratchies was won by Harry from the Woodstock Hotel.