By Lance Moore
There has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes in preparation for the 2018\19 season. The Raiders have secured a major sponsor for the season in Central Metals and will be known as the Central Metals Waikato Raiders . It is with much pleasure we welcome Mark and his team from Central Metals and are grateful for their contribution. Other Sponsors who have come on board for the season are Pak’nSave Clarence St, Novika Panel and Paint, J Engineering, Export Meat Warehouse, No1 Stockcar Bodies, Customize Earthworks, Xsight Signs and 4 Guys. We must thank them all for their contributions in various ways, having something in the kitty before the season starts is encouraging before the season starts and gives the drivers confidence that some of their racing cost can be covered. There has been some great work over the last few month by Dave and Larry to secure these sponsors for the upcoming season, well done and thanks.
There are a good number of drivers who have shown interest in teams racing this year for the Raiders which is great to see. Drivers vying for selection are Dave Moore, Larry Henderson, Brad Philpot, Hadley Dixon, Cameron Taylor, Barry Rhodes, Josh Humble all from last years team, Mark Caldwell and Sam Van Amsterdam both having teams experience, Justin Hutchby and Tony Wootton both back in a stockcar with alot of team races between them. Add to this stock rookie of the year Haden Hepworth and other drivers who may put their hand up during the season and it looks like a strong team with strong cars can be selected. Some driver may not be available for the first meeting, most with new cars that are been sorted, but come N.Z. Champs things should be looking very good. The first Raiders team will be picked after our Fireworks meeting for the revamped Huntly Teams on the 17th November. There has been a very positive outlook by the team this year and a real desire to do well for the fans.
There will be Central Metal Waikato Raiders T shirts available shortly for $35 and kids hoodies for $40, there are only limited number so be in quick. Contact Me (Lance) or Dave if you would like to order one. Please take every chance to support our sponsors and we look forward to a winning season.