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Locals return from Sidecar champs with silverware

Wednesday, 5th February, 2020

Rick Howse and Adam Commons took out second place at the 2020 Australasian Sidecar Championships. PICTURE: Michael Murphy Rick Howse and Adam Commons took out second place at the 2020 Australasian Sidecar Championships. PICTURE: Michael Murphy

By Myles Burt

Rick Howse and Adam Commons will be home soon with second place trophies from the 2020 Australasian Sidecar Championships in New Zealand. 

The local sidecar pair flew over for two weeks to compete at the Moore Park Speedway in Christchurch and the Oreti Park Speedway in Invercargill.

Securing a position in the finals after finishing as top point scorers in Round 1, Mr Howse and Mr Commons gained fourth place in their heat and finished second overall in the Championship. 

After a big four days of preparation and competition, they and their trusted mechanic, Phil Austen who has worked with them for the 15 years, are on their way back to Broken Hill. 

Allison Howse said the team was looking forward to coming home.

“I think they’ve had enough of touring,” Ms Howse said.

“Pretty much had four days at the track out of the two weeks.”

She said the pair was rewarded with a trophy each which will go straight in their trophy cabinet.

“If we can fit it in,” Ms Howse said.

Racing together for 21 years since 1999, they still have a packed out schedule this year, and were gearing up for the Australian Sidecar Championship next month in Mildura.

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