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Tony Rees wins the 2014 "Battle of the Streets"

Words: Fast Kiwi Media   Photo: Doug Cornes Photography

Tony Rees notched up another win at Paeroa battle of the streets yesterday. Riding the Honda Riders Insurance CBR1000 , the Whakatane motorcycle dealer started from pole position in the Formula Paeroa Class and had a close race with Auckland's Ray Clee and New Plymouth's Hayden Fitzgerald both riding Suzukis.

Taking the win from Fitzgerald followed by Clee. "That was a close race " said Rees afterwards "Ray and Hayden were on my tail the whole time, on lap five we came up on a backmarker and I managed to get through cleanly and get a small gap but I kept my head down as I knew they would pounce if I slackened off.  It's great to get overall win number eight at Paeroa twenty two years after my first." 

The win marks Tony's eighth feature race win, his ninth overall at Paeroa (he has won one 600 class overall as well) and his fifth battle of the streets title.
Racing has been at Paeroa since1992.
Tony now prepares for the eight remaining races in the NZSBK superbike championship at Taupo on March 22-23 and Manfeild over three days March 28-30.


Note: Toby Summers completed the double winning both F2 and the Super Motard.