1/3/15 – The Waikato Raiders 2014/2015 campaign started at the Waikato Sandblasting Services Stockcar Teams Invitation, first blood was drawn for the Raiders as they proved to good against the Huntly Hawks before going down to the Auckland Alleycats however finding enough points to get to the Semi Finals narrowly going down to the Stratford Stormers in that encounter. Forth was the best they could achieve after losing the 3rd vs 4th consolation race to the Meeanee Maulers.
The Peter Barry Memorial Teams Event would be thier next encounter, however luck wasn’t on the Raiders side this time with losses to both the Palmerston North Pumas and the Wanganui Vulcans.
All teams would now turn thier intentions towards the NZ Championship which was run at Rotorua. Punching above thier weight, the Raiders gained a popular victory against the Stratford Stormers in the first round before a loss to the defending champions the Rotorua Rascals who would undo all thier progress so far. But, once again the Raiders found enough points to be equal with the Palmerston North Pumas for a spot in the Quarter Finals in which the Raiders proved victorious in again punching above thier weight. Victory clinched on the line by the Canterbury Crushers would see the title chances of the Raiders all extinguished in the Quarter Final race. Also losing to the Palmerston North Pumas in the 7th vs 8th consolation meant the Waikato Raiders would finish 8th overall. A very credible effort after finishing in last place the previous year.
Waikato Raiders 2014/2015 Squad Members
Waikato Raiders 2014/2015 Achievements:
Huntly Stockcar Teams Invitation: 4th overall
Peter Barry Memorial: 8th overall
NZ Stockcar Teams Championship: 8th overall
Kihikihi Stockcar Teams Event:
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