Looking back at the Bay Triple Summer Slam

Sam Waddell was a standout in the first 3 meetings this season.

The busy Summer Slam holiday season racing series brings even more variety to Baypark
Speedway on Wednesday evening.
The first event of 2022 will see the high horsepower Sprint Cars and Super Saloons in action
again, supported by Baypark’s alternating roster of dirt track classes.
The Stock Cars and Youth Mini Stocks make their second appearance of the season with
strong fields entered in both categories while the Formula 2 Midgets join the program to
become the ninth different category on track this summer.
Early season Super Saloon racing has seen Tauranga’s Sam Waddell setting the pace with
fellow Baypark drivers Chris Cowling and Scott Hayward along with Craig Cardwell
(Auckland) also in contention during some close racing.
The field is boosted by the return of former North Island champ Dan Corrin on Wednesday
night while recent pace suggests Michelle McPherson is emerging as another front runner
with the new car she debuted last season.
Early season winners Keaton and James Dahm are back in action with the brothers looking
at taking more Sprint Car success home to Tokoroa while a strong Stock Car grid will see the
local drivers back on track and joined by Auckland, Gisborne and Rotorua visitors. There is
the added attraction of Super Stocks starting from the rear of the field.
After trialing a three-race points format at the most recent meeting, the more frequently
used format of two heats to determine a feature race line-up has been restored for the
Super Saloons, Sprint Cars and F2 Midgets for Wednesday night the meeting.
Racing starts at 6.30pm.
Location: Baypark Speedway at Trustpower Baypark Stadium, 81 Truman Lane, Mt Maunganui.