7H Dave Moore giving 10R Alan McRobbie a ride up the wall.

The World 240 Invitational Superstock Championship[1] is an annually hosted championship held at Paradise Valley Speedway in Rotorua, New Zealand. Contested with drivers often from the United Kingdom, Netherlands, America and New Zealand the championship winner shall be invited to compete in the BriSCA Formula 1 Stock Cars World Championship along with the winner of the New Zealand Superstock Championship in a fully funded campaign. The current champion is Keegan Levien contracted to Wellington Speedway who won his title on the 25th of January 2020.

The titles is unique to other superstocks racing championships with the 240s event allowing for a number of drivers to become pre-qualified to the finals field of 26 drivers. This makes the 240 championship one of the most difficult titles to master, as spots within the finals field became scarce with 5 international drivers being automatically seeded to the finals together with the defending 240s champion and with the winner of the second tier championship held on finals night. Held over just 3 races of 15 laps, the need for the best possible points result is a must with even 1 DNF making it nearly impossible to win the title.

Engines

Current Speedway New Zealand rules stipulate the engine must be no larger the 248 cubic inches, with teams using small block V8 race engines. The estimated power output figure is around 500hp. [2] Most cars tend to run:

Past champions

The following is a list of past champions of the event:

Season 1ST - Club 2ND - Club 3RD - Club Best Overseas Driver
2020 Keegan Levien - W Jason Long - B Nick Vallance - G Frankie Wainman Junior(UK) - 6th
2019 Benji Sneddon - P Thomas Stanaway - B Jayden Ward - C Lee Fairhurst(UK) - 10th
2018 Simon Joblin - P Jordan Dare - P Wayne Hemi - P Frankie Wainman Junior(UK) - 6th
2017 Simon Joblin - P Jayden Ward - P Peter Bengston - P Frankie Wainman Junior(UK) - 6th
2016 Scott Joblin - P Adam Joblin - P Bryce Steiner - R Daniel van Spijker(NED) - 12th
2015 Bryce Steiner - R Jordan Dare - P Scott Joblin - P Frankie Wainman Junior(UK) - 8th
2014 Peter Bengston - P Frankie Wainman - UK Asher Rees - P Frankie Wainman Junior(UK) - 2nd
2013 Shane Penn - P Phil Ogle - S Shane Harwood - N Daniel Wainman(UK) - 16th
2012 Andy McCabe - P David Elsworth - R Peter Bengston - P Paul Harrison(UK) - 4th
2011 Peter Rees - P Scott Joblin - P Graeme Barr - P Frankie Wainman Junior(UK) - 7th
2010 Scott Joblin - P Joe Faram - B Dale Robertson - R Frankie Wainman Junior(UK) - 4th
2009 Frankie Wainman Junior - UK Pat Westbury - R Malcom Ngatai - C Frankie Wainman Junior(UK) - 1st
2008 Peter Bengston - P Scott Redfern - H Roydon Collingwood - P Frankie Wainman Junior(UK) - 4th
2007 Shane Penn - P Dale Ewers - N Frankie Wainman Junior - UK Frankie Wainman Junior(UK) - 3rd
2006 Simon Joblin - P Neville Stanaway - R Darcy Hunter - R Frankie Wainman Junior(UK) - 7th
2005 Darcy Hunter - R Stan Hickey - R Frankie Wainman Junior - UK Frankie Wainman Junior(UK) - 3rd
2004 Gary Parkes - P Stan Hickey - R Lionel Penn - S Murray Harrison(UK) - 6th
2003 Wayne Hemi - W Nick Fowler - N Frankie Wainman Junior - UK Frankie Wainman Junior(UK) - 3rd
2002 Darcy Hunter - R Craig Pierce - M Neil McCoard - R Frankie Wainman Junior(UK) - 14th
2001 Barry Podjursky - P Brian Musgrove - W Kelvin Grey - P Alan Skayman(UK) - 10th
2000 Frankie Wainman Junior - UK Kelvin Grey - P Tony McLanachan - W Frankie Wainman Junior(UK) - 1st
1999 Tony McLanachan - W Rodney Wood - R Craig Boote - N Frankie Wainman Junior(UK) - 5th
1998 Tony Whittaker - N Craig Pierce - A Scott Miers - P Frankie Wainman Junior(UK) - 11th
1997 Frankie Wainman Junior - UK Barry Hunter - R Dave Tennant - A Frankie Wainman Junior(UK) - 1st
1996 Roydon Collingwood - S Rowan Yandle - S Daryl Uhlenberg - S John Lund(UK) - 5th
1995 Roydon Collingwood - S Barry Podjursky - S Shane Penn - B Peter Falding(UK) - 7th
1994 Ian Carlyle - M Clark Proctor - M Neville Stanaway - R John Lund(UK) - 11th
1993 Bryce Penn - B Shane Penn - B Frank Van Vroonhoven - H John Lund(UK) - 12th
1992 Greg Johnston - S Lyall Rumney - R Dave Evans - P Stuart Smith Sr(UK) - 4th
1991 Barry Podjursky - S Frank Van Vroonhoven - H Gary Parkes - P Bert Finnikin(UK) - 13th
1990 Paul Ulrich - S Graeme Barr - S Bryce Penn - B Murray Harrison(UK) - 14th
1989 Paul Whitcombe - P Bobert James - P Gary Nickel - S John Lund(UK) - 6th
1988 Dave Evans - P Robin Wildbore - P/John Lund - UK/ Paul Ulrich - S - John Lund(UK) - 2nd
1987 Chris Elwell - UK Brian McPhee - W Norm Dempster - P Chris Elwell(UK) - 1st

The following is a list of the "most wins" in the event:

Most Podiums By Club Most podiums by a driver (3 or more) Most title wins by driver Most title wins by club
Rank Club Podiums Rank Driver Podiums Rank Driver Titles Rank Club Titles
1 Palmerston North 36 1 Frankie Wainman Junior 7 1= Frankie Wainman Junior 3 1 Palmerston North 17
2 Rotorua 16 2= Shane Penn 4 1= Simon Joblin 3 2 United Kingdom 4
3 Stratford 13 2= Peter Bengston 4 2= Roydon Collingwood 2 3 Stratford 5
4 Overseas 9 2= Scott Joblin 4 2= Barry Podjursky 2 4 Rotorua 3
5 Hawkes Bay 6 3= Barry Podjursky 3 2= Darcy Hunter 2 5 Wellington 2
6 Wellington 5 3= Darcy Hunter 3 2= Shane Penn 2 6= Hawkes Bay 1
7= Huntly 3 3= Roydon Collingwood 3 2= Peter Bengston 2 6= Bay Park 1
7= Bay Park 3 3= Simon Joblin 3 2= Scott Joblin 2
8= Auckland 2
8= Nelson 2
8= Christchurch 2

References