Shane Stewart Collects New Zealand Checkers

Shane Stewart picked up a sprint car victory in New Zealand on Saturday. (Adam Fenwick Photo)
Shane Stewart will drive for Roth Motorsports in select events in California. (Adam Fenwick Photo)

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – American sprint car driver Shane Stewart kicked off the Porter Hire International Sprint Car Series with a victory on Saturday at Western Springs Speedway.

Stewart drove by Jamie Larsen on the 23rd lap and led the final seven circuits to pick up the victory in the winged 410 sprint car feature.

Larsen finished second ahead of Jamie Veal, Daniel Eggleton and American Jonathan Allard.

In midget competition, American Zach Daum bested Hayden Guptill to take home the checkered flag.

The finish:

Shane Stewart, Jamie Larsen, Jamie Veal, Daniel Eggleton, Jonathan Allard, David Murcott, Stephen Taylor, Dean Brindle, Craig Dollansky, Jayden Dodge, Rodney Wood, James Dahm, Keaton Dahm, Glen Torpey, Dean Cooper, Daniel Rogers, Dion Kendall, Brian Edwards, Matthew Leversedge, Kerry Brocas.