Allard sweeps North Island Championship

Jonathan Allard. - Image courtesy of Peterson Media
Jonathan Allard. (Image courtesy of Peterson Media)
Jonathan Allard. (Image courtesy of Peterson Media)

From Peterson Media

During his final race of the year in New Zealand, Jonathan Allard left on a very high note as he clean swept the North Island Championship at the WXC Springs Speedway on Saturday night.

“It was a great night for our team,” Allard said. “The track was really tough, but we were able to keep it going forward, and picked up the huge win.”

After an eight-week hiatus from the Speedway, Allard quickly returned to form, as he mastered the rough track to pick up win in his first heat from the fourth starting position.

Lining up seventh in his second heat race, Allard continued to show he was the strongest car in the pit area as he carved his way forward, and got by New Zealand Champion, Jamie Duff, with three laps to go to grab the second heat race win.

Earning the most points by way of his two heat wins, Allard would line his Porter Group/Hydraulink/Motul No. 0 machine up on the pole of the feature event, and simply never look back.

With his elbows up, Allard was stout during the entire race, that saw him hardly on four wheels at the same time as he navigated through some large ruts.

In the end, Allard would cruise to victory as he celebrated in grand style for one last time before returning to the United States.

“It was a strange season this year, but I really have to thank all of my guys, as well as our sponsors who supported us,” Allard added. “Hopefully I can take some momentum from this win back to the US with me, and have a nice start to that season.”

Allard would like to thank Porter Group, Hydraulink, Motul, New Zealand Ceiling and Drywall Supplies, Exide, and BDR Max for their support.