Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Hard charging Mosen fights to fourth

20 November 2012

Hard charging Mosen fights to fourth

The walk-up crowd at Western Springs Speedway in Auckland was treated to a true driving exhibition on Sunday night as hard charging midget racer Brad Mosen passed 14 cars in an action packed feature race.

More bad luck, this time in the form of a flat tyre while leading his second heat, saw the 25-year-old’s patience tested as he was forced to advance through the last chance repechage event.

Starting from the rear of the field, the CRC Synergy Racing driver advanced quickly to the top four transfer positions, before a dubious decision by the officials sent him to the back again with just three laps remaining and his feature hopes looking slim.

To the delight of the crowd, however, he dashed through the field to finish third and secure a spot in the main event.

“I wasn’t thrilled about being sent to the rear of the field after having worked so hard to move up already, but sometimes you just have to make the best of a bad situation and that’s what we did in that race,” said Mosen.

“Hopefully we’ve used up all of our bad luck now and we can enjoy a less stressful time of it from here on in.”

Mosen produced more of the same in the feature race, storming from 18th on the grid through the quality midget field to eventually finish in fourth position, narrowly missing out on the podium.

“If you’d asked me at the start of the night, I wouldn’t have been happy with fourth place, but considering the tough night we’ve had to go through, I think we’ve done really well,” he said.

“The whole CRC Synergy Racing team did a great job tonight so with a bit of good fortune, it shouldn’t be long before we get back to winning races.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: From Here And There

Being Chinese: A New Zealander’s Story
by Helene Wong.
This is the fascinating story of Helene Wong, born in 1949 in Taihape to Chinese parents: her mother, born soon after her parents migrated here, and her father, born in China but sent to relatives in Taihape at seven to get an education in English. More>>

Chiku: Hamilton Zoo's Baby Chimpanzee Named

Hamilton Zoo has named its three-month-old baby chimpanzee after a month-long public naming competition through the popular zoo’s website. The name chosen is Chiku, a Swahili name for girls meaning "talker" or "one who chatters". More>>

Game Over: Trans-Tasman Netball League To Discontinue

Netball Australia and Netball New Zealand have confirmed that the existing ANZ Championship format will discontinue after the current 2016 season, with both organisations to form national netball leagues in their respective countries. More>>

NZSO Review: Stephen Hough Is Perfection-Plus

He took risks, and leant into the music when required. But you also felt that every moment of his playing made sense in the wider picture of the piece. Playing alongside him, the NZSO were wonderful as ever, and their guest conductor, Gustavo Gimeno, coaxed from them a slightly darker, edgier sound than I’m used to hearing. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: King Lear At Circa

In order to celebrate it's 40th birthday, it is perhaps fitting that Circa Theatre should pick a production of 'King Lear,' since it's also somewhat fortuitously Shakespeare's 400th anniversary. If some of the more cerebral poetry is lost in Michael Hurst's streamlined, full throttle production, it's more than made up for by plenty of lascivious violence designed to entertain the groundlings. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Tauranga Books Festival

Escape to Tauranga for Queen’s Birthday weekend and an ideas and books-focused festival that includes performance, discussion, story-telling, workshops and an Italian-theme morning tea. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news