Michael Pickens made it 5 features in a row for this season when he won the second round of the National Midget Series at Stratford Speedway. In the first midget heat (group 1) he was a whole second a lap faster than the rest and won by a country mile.
He finished last season with a win at Waikarka then backed that up with a win at Paramatta so in all Michael has won 7 features on the trot.
Midgets (national series, second round): group A race 1, Michael Pickens (Auck) 1, Lance Beale (Auck) 2, Adam Prestney 3, Brian Edwards (Auck) 4, Chris McCutcheon (Auck) 5; race 2, Angus McLeod (Auck) 1, Edwards 2, Jody Vincent (Auck) 3, Gavin Quinn (Napier) 4, Beale 5; group B, race 1, Shaun Insley (Auck) 1, Hayden Williams (Auck) 2, Ricky Paul 3, Joe Malone (Auck) 4, James Greenough 5; race 2, Paul 1, Carl Worboys (Auck) 2, Williams 3, Michael Kendall (Auck) 4, Malone 5. Final (30 laps): Pickens 1, McLeod 2, Insley 3, Kendall 4, Brad Mosen (Auck) 5.