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23/05/13 The Pits Radio Show is well and truly full steam ahead. Over the last few weeks we have been interviewing all the Champions of our sport. Next week this comes to a head when we get the best of the best on the show. Mark Osborne, Shane Penn, Peter Rees to name a few. The show starts from 7.30pm
The chat room has been updated to something that we can use. We noticed the old chat room was getting a large sum of advertising to it whilst no one was around and this was a pain in the nether regions. With the new chatroom, it will auto clear as soon as you leave the chat. It also allows us to have better control over some of the people that may be inappropriate as we can now kick them out of the chat for a period of time, or ban them for good. Thankfully we haven't ever had to do this, but you just never know.
Here is a great video that has been compiled by one of our Speedway Videographers.... Enjoy!!
15/05/13 What a great show from Wednesday's nights show. Might i suggest you head over to the OnDemand section and check out the interview with Jason Bunyan 1nz Solo rider. Available OnDemand now!!!
Thank you to all my guests over the last few weeks... See you next week.
8/5/13 The show continues tonight with the last of the 3nz guys and moving into the 2nz crew. This show will be made avaiable immediately after it concludes by visiting the OnDemand section of the web site. Enjoy
1/5/13 Uploaded tonight's show to the OnDemand section .. enjoy the first show back. Bit rusty but we will get it sorted.
1/5/13 Tonight we are back on the air as The Pits Speedway Show cranks in to the winter season. The show starts off with a salute to our champions. But not just the 1nz, but the whole trifecta of champs. Tonight we start the process of interviewing all of our 3nz champions with most grades covered by their respective 3nz. The ones we don't get tonight, will move to next week and then we will roll on to the 2nz champs. This is a great way for people to listen to all the guys that did the huge amount of work in getting their numbers they deserved.
We also talk to a young Australian lass that is racing in the NZ Six Shooter Title this weekend along with Daryl Wright from Edge Parts and Performance, who have put a massive effort in to get the Aussies here. Sadly, The Pits will not be there for this title due to unforeseen circumstances, but we will try to get the low down from track commentator Tony Neil next week.
Shane McIntyre also joins us as we ask him the happenings at Hypermac Central in Cromwell and Jason Walters wraps up the news from the North.
So enjoy the return of the show and share the love with everyone you know ... Show starts at 7.30pm and onDemand will be made available from tomorrow night .....
7/4/13 Thats it!!!! Ive had enough for this season and the bonus is that all the tracks have wound with the last meetings all done and dusted. The last of which happened over the weekend with Invercargill and Dunedin following on from Woodford Glen and Cromwell. The Pits was everywhere we could be with 63 meetings clocked up. Now I thought that was pretty bloody good, but there was another person that has done more. Maybe not this season, but he has managed 67 meetings in 1 season and that is North Islander photographer Graham Hughes. The season started for us in September and still hasn't really concluded yet as we will clock up another couple thousand km's doing prize giving's for all the tracks that are south of Christchurch with the exception of Ruapuna. According to the last warrant on the car, which was in December, my poor car has clocked up some 17300kms since then. Add another couple thousand on for the time before then with the DHL and other meetings that we did since September, there is some serious tar seal hit to get to speedway meetings. I have a VERY VERY understanding Boss, who worked in with me to make sure I was at every meeting I needed to be at, Company and more importantly, girlfriend. My co pilot for most of the season was none other than Stif-e, who himself, has raised an eyebrow or 2 on how far he has developed as a commentator. Big ups to all those people. For the most part, we have also had some people help out a little with the web site and message board. Big thanks to Mike Dixon and Paul Chivers for their efforts over the course of the season in keeping things tidy. It is safe to say we can run a message board with abusing everyone in it. Once again...Thanks guys
This season has seen some massive highlights, but sadly, we also had some low lights. More so, I really don't need to focus on the lows and there is some people out there that will be feeling a little uncomfortable with the way that they have not only treated myself, but others around them. For those people, I hope that you pull your heads in and either front up with positives, or stay at home with your negatives. At the end of the day, there is a load of people that spend most of their time either rubbishing speedway or the people in it, but there is a hell of a lot more that love it and give it their everything. Sadly, its the actions of a few that ruin for the many.
Decisions have to be made soon about where I will be heading as a commentator. I have heard numerous rumours that people have said that I have resigned from the Riverside Speedway club. This is not entirely true, then again it may not be entirely false either. The focus next year is to concentrate on getting video going in the South Island. It sounds like there are a couple of people that will be doing it in the North Island, but we have something in the South Island that the North Island don't have. I will let you figure that out for yourselves. If I decide to give the video a solid crack, then clearly there will be a shortage of an announcer in the south. We have trialled a couple of people over the last year and really haven't been to impressed with what we have heard. The exception to this was the young fella from Nelson. He is good, real good, but to far away to take advantage of. But as many know, I really don't want to let anyone down either. I will make that decision soon enough, but however, the clubs themselves might want to move us on. If that's the case, then we will be happy to do so.
This weekend was not good for the team from Oreti Park, with the tragic loss of one of their long time supporters, Ronnie Tree. Sadly, Ronnie was on a bike that was ridden by his son at a fun day for the end of their season. Tragedy struck at around 2 pm when it is believed a malfunction to the swingers side of the bike happened. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the Tree family who have had their fair share of tragedy over the last few years. Ronnie was a well known and well liked character who will have a mammoth send off. God Speed to him.
We will start doing a bit of typing over the next couple of weeks that will tell stories of our travels over the season. I look forward to telling a few.
And finally, here is a avideo from our good friend up the road. Steve The Maori Daniel, has put together a great video of all the smashes and bashes of his season. Check it out.
Until the next update.. Take care
28/03/13 Busy, busy and more busy. Sadly, the real job has had to take over for a few weeks as I have been involved in closing down the Bond and Bond store in Invercargill and have had no days off to even set up radio shows or update web sites. For this I am sorry, but we will make it up to you this week as we head of to Woodford Glen for the Modified Invasion. This event will be a mammoth final meeting of the season for the Glen and rumour has it that there will also be a few Superstocks on hand as well. We will stream both nights of this meeting. Another sad note is to find that Riverside Speedway as well as Central Motor Speedway are racing on the Friday night as well. Stif-e will be in Invercargill for the Brett Cooper Memorial for the Modified Sprints and also Dunedin vs Invercargill teams as well as a chain race. For those of you not heading away, this will be a great afternoon out. Central will be running the final round of the South Island Sprint Car Series. I am gutted this was held on the first night as it would of been good to head there and stream it, but sadly, the deal was already made to go to The Glen.
Have a happy Easter one and all and I hoe everyone enjoys the extra day or 2 off.
5/03/13 We decided we needed another first for The Pits and will stream our first ever meeting from Oreti Park in the deep south. 20 odd bike will contest the South Island Title on the 16th of March and The Pits will be there. But not content with just the bikes, we will also take on the Battle of the Stocks, both nights and also the Elf Super Saloon Cup both nights. Now hows that for spoilt for choice? Over the next couple of days you will see the site change to allow to run the 3 streams. More on this later.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank the new advertisers/partners that we have now added to The Pits family. Central Southland Excavating has come onboard for the season and we look forward to delivering a top notch product to owner/operator Nigel Colvin. Nigel was said to be delighted to help The Pits move forward and enjoys the service we provide. Once again, thanks very much Nigel. The second is Southland Tyre Centre on the corner of Mersey Street and Victoria Ave. Ron Goddard and the team have always been huge supporters of Speedway in the south and for him it was a "no brainer". It seems that what we are doing down this part of the country seems to be a hit with the whole speedway community.
One of the other things that has been mentioned over the last few months in the inclusion of a video stream to our services here at The Pits. The rumour is quite true, but it is very much in the early stages. Securing the finances seems to be going along just fine as we require some pretty sophisticated gear to make this happen. And of course, we will be buying state of the art broadcast quality high definition cameras. As of today's date, Jase is in negotiations with IP Star.. a satellite service provider that will take the stream out send it to your Computers, iPhones, iPads or Android devices in HD.
Over the season, we have been to many places around the South Island, covering to the very top, right down to the very bottom and along the way, we have met some very interesting specimens, both good and bad. When we have been travelling, I decided that I would put together a diary and at the end of the season, we would put this diary into a story and post it on the site. As the need of the season is near, we have started to put it together and it will eb a section on the web site called "A Diary of a Commentator".
But for now.. sit back and enjoy the Wednesday night show that has returned back to the airwaves and of course, the last few streams that we are running for the season.... Thank you guys soooo much for your support of this service and we look forward to bringing you something quite a bit different next year .....
23/02/13 Another couple of big weeks coming up for us at The Pits. The first stream we head to will be the South Island Sprint car Series, known as the war of the Wings at Riverside Speedway. This is a $60,000 prize pool event and features all the best in the South Island competing for it. Heading into the Riverside round, Christchurch driver, 95c Ray Baughn heads in just ahead of points, with 88t Jason Scott not to far away. the series is wide open and will be well worth a look, or if you can be there, a listen.
Next weekend, we are back to another 2 dayer when we head back to Christchurch to do the next 2 rounds of the Elf Cup. This has now got so much more interesting with the current 1, 2 and 3nz now fronting now competing it. A first for this event will be the Friday round which takes in Ruapuna Speedway, which traditionally is open wheeler track. then the second night will see us at Ampro Tools Woodford Glen Speedway. Also on that night, it will be State of Origin for Streetstocks. Still loads of action coming through the streams.
Also this week, we head back in to the 2013 edition of The Pits Speedway Show. We will release more information on the guests after the weekends racing.
But for now, we look forward to seeing your backside trackside....
12/02/13 This weekend we head off to Woodford Glen Speedway for the 3rd of there bigger meetings for the season. This time its for the NZ Super Saloon Title which has attracted a field of around 39 cars for the event. The Pits will be streaming this event as per usual with audio only. Qualifying is Friday with the main event on Saturday. Also racing this weekend is another big meeting for the south with the South Island Stock Cars being held in Blenheim. Sadly, we cannot be at that event but will be receiving updates from throughout the night.
The weekend was a very interesting one when we decided to head to Dunedin to take in the NZ Saloon GP. This event was just plain and simply awesome, with a few of the guys that raced the NZ Title in Cromwell, staying on to be apart of the GP. The Cowling boys once again showed their class when Chris, driver of 272m, was just plain and simply to good for the field on this night. Chris was a major contender for the NZ Title in Cromwell but came unstuck after an error about midway through the final title race. Brother Steve was still retaining form after collect 2nz at the title, to take 3rd on this night for the GP. It was apparent that Steve's car was going off the more he got into the race. 2nd place when to the veteren driver, 48a Phil Towgood. This man is always there, or there abouts. Congrats to those 3.
More excitement was to follow when a couple of sedate races from the Streetstocks were followed by one of the most talked about races in recent history in the deep south. Speculation is running rife with some absurd comments doing the rounds as to what happened. I have personally fielded a couple of calls in regard to this, but decline to comment any further.
One of the best times I have had in recent times with Speedway was having the privilege to be apart of the Commentary for the Saloons as they have made their way around the south. What a top bunch of guys with most having some great attitudes. I am looking forward to seeing most of these guys back for next seasons Saloon series.
Be safe where ever your racing this weekend.
30/1/13 Yet another busy weekend ahead for myself and Stife as we head off to commentate the Cromwell Collision Centre NZ Saloon title. It has been a hectic few months for us around here and have been witness to some great racing over those months. the stand out meeting had to be the NZ Superstock title held in Nelson last earlier in the month. Then next best was a bit of a suprise for me as Riverside Speedway hosted their round of the Elf Cup and the South Island Super Saloon Title. Both of these meetings were fantastic, with the final race of the SI Title a great race. 1st was all but sorted, but the rest of the minors placing was an epic battle. Awesome racing from the Super guys and a huge heads up to Riverside.
For those of you that sometimes get a bit lost if you lose your connection, remember there is more than one way to listen to The Pits. As you all know we were hacked earlier in the month by a little asian man, but we have now removed that threat. If you go onto our streaming page and hear him, just refresh your page. If this doesnt work, then you will have to clear the cookies and history out of your web browser. Google how to remove cookies and history for more info. If you want to, you can head straight to a web site that streams our station, or down load an app to your phone regardless of operating system. Here are the links below.
Mobile Device: go to your Playstore (if on Android) or App Store (if on apple). Search Tunein and when result comes, download it. Once open, go to the search in program and type in the pits. It will then start.You can also go direct to the Tune In web site where you can listen no problem at all:
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