Santin dominates speedway awards night
LISMORE driver Mick Santin swept the major awards at the Northern Rivers Wingless Sprint 2014 Presentations on Saturday night.
Santin walked away with first place in the Lismore and Grafton Track Point scores along with the
overall Northern Rivers Championship.
Consistency was the key to Santin's success with a feature win and eight top 5 finishes being the cornerstone of his pointscore dominance.
More than 80 people gathered at the South Lismore Bowling Club including special guests, Lismore and Grafton promoter David Lander and Lismore Nissan proprietor and speedway sedan legend Paul O'Neill.
Adam Bailey who had a year with plenty of seconds and thirds on the track took out third place, Aaron Ackerley was a very close second trailing the winner Santin by four points.
Wingless newcomer Matt Wright was awarded the Best Presented car award with the day glow orange Cutting Edge Mowers entry being a popular choice.
Next up it was Santin again taking out the top spot in the Lismore Track Point score with four-time feature race winner Mitchell Haynes second and Robert Mazzer third. First year racer Trent Disson finished sixth in the Northern Rivers Championship points and was awarded the Encouragement Award after showing great improvement during the season.
Another first timer and possibly the oldest rookie of the year winner in history was Mick Reid.
Reid finished fifth in the Northern Rivers points tally to take out the honour and showing his enthusiasm didn't miss a
meeting all season.
The top award for the night was the overall Northern Rivers Championship which combines the points from the two tracks and it was Mick Santin again taking the top gong.
Murray Cross was a very happy runner-up with the budget racer showing how it's done to several of his more fancied rivals.
In third was a surprised David Eggins who despite missing a couple of shows came on strong at the end.