Kiwi Supercars drivers star in New Zealand speedway event
Richie Stanaway wins, Ryan Wood and Andre Heimgartner complete podium
Event, organised by star golf caddie Steve Williams, raises $120,000
A number of Kiwi Supercars drivers have starred in a New Zealand speedway event, which raised $120,000 for charity.
The event was organised by Steve Williams, who was long the caddie of golfing legend Tiger Woods.
Richie Stanaway led an all-Supercars top three in a Superstock Charity Invitational at Paradise Valley Speedway.
Saturday’s feature race was won by Penrite Racing recruit Stanaway, who won October’s Repco Bathurst 1000.
Stanaway finished ahead of Ryan Wood, who will graduate to the main game in 2024 with Walkinshaw Andretti United. Brad Jones Racing star driver Andre Heimgartner completed the all-Supercars podium.
The Invitational field also included four-time Bathurst winner Greg Murphy, rally star Hayden Paddon and drifting ace Fanga Dan.
The night raised $120,000 (NZD) for charity, along with $60,000 each for Ronald McDonald House and Starship Foundation.
Stanaway was in action on home soil just days after he was in Abu Dhabi for the Gulf 12 Hours. The New Zealander competed in his first competitive outing with Grove Racing, with their race ending early after a crash for Stephen Grove.
Drivers will test in early February ahead of the Thrifty Bathurst 500 on February 23-25, which will open the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship.
Supercars will return to New Zealand on April 19-21 for the inaugural ITM Taupō Super400.