30 Lapper

30 Lapper

The purpose of this page is to document the history of the annual World Midget 30 Lapper as it happens.

Date

Winner

Runner-Up

Third

1966/
1967

1967/
1968

1968/
1969

1969/
1970

1970/
1971

1971/
1972

1972/
1973

1973/
1974

1974/
1975

1975/
1976

1976/
1977

1977/
1978

1978/
1979

1979/
1980

1980/
1981

1981/
1982

1982/
1983

1983/
1984

1984/
1985

1985/
1986

1986/
1987

1987/
1988

1988/
1989

1989/
1990

1990/
1991

1991/
1992

1992/
1993

1993/
1994

1994/
1995

1995/
1996

1996/
1997

1997/
1998

1998/
1999

1999/
2000

2000/
2001

2001/
2002

2002/
2003

2003/
2004

2004/
2005

2005/
2006

2006/
2007

2007/
2008

2008/
2009

2009/
2010

2010/
2011

2011/
2012

2012/
2013

2013/
2014

2014/
2015

2015/
2016

2016/
2017

Bob
Tattersall(USA)

Bill
Goode(AUS)

Bob
Tattersall(USA)

Merle
Bettenhausen(USA)

Merle
Bettenhausen(USA)

Dave
Strickland(USA)

Trevor
Morris(NZ)

Barry
Butterworth(NZ)

Mel
Kenyon(USA)

Not
Held

Larry
Rice(USA)

Sleepy
Tripp(USA)

Bobby
Olivero(USA)

Rich
Vogler(USA)

Sleepy
Tripp(USA)

Sleepy
Tripp(USA)

Ted
Tracey(NZ)

Sleepy
Tripp(USA)

Brett
Horrobin(NZ)

Not
Held

Sleepy
Tripp(USA)

Stan
Fox(USA)

Stan
Fox(USA)

PJ
Jones(USA)

Not
Held

Not
Held

Kevin
Hyde(NZ)

Jimmy
Sills(USA)

Graham
Standring(NZ)

Kevin
Hyde(NZ)

Mike
Figliomeni(AUS)

Michael
Kendall(NZ)

Graham
Standring(NZ)

Matt
Thompson(NZ)

Andrew
Grant(NZ)

Dave
Darland(USA)

Dave
Darland(USA)

Michael
Pickens(NZ)

Scott
Hatton(USA)

Michael
Pickens(NZ)

Dave
Darland(USA)

Dave
Darland(USA)

Dave
Darland(USA)

Michael
Pickens(NZ)

Bryan
Clauson(USA)

Rained
Out

Kyle
Larson(USA)

Rained
Out

Bryan
Clauson(USA)

Bryan
Clauson(USA)

Michael
Pickens(NZ)

Ian
Holden(NZ)

Brian
Tracey(NZ)

Barry
Butterworth(NZ)

Bob
Tattersall(USA)

Brian
Tracey(USA)

Les
Scott(USA)

Ron
Mackay(AUS)

Mel
Kenyon(USA)

Barry
Pinchbeck(AUS)

Not
Held

John
Fenton(AUS)

Howard
Revell(AUS)

Rich
Vogler(USA)

Mike
Ryan(NZ)

Rich
Vogler(USA)

Maurice
Cowling(NZ)

Sleepy
Tripp(USA)

Kevin
Olson(USA)

Warwick
Kenne(NZ)

Not
Held

Graham
Standring(NZ)

Gary
Davie(NZ)

Russell
Martin(NZ)

Mike
Robins(NZ)

Not
Held

Not
Held

Sleepy
Tripp(USA)

Sleepy
Tripp(USA)

Sleepy
Tripp(USA)

Mark
Cooper(NZ)

Jimmy
Sills(USA)

Kevin
Hyde(NZ)

Jason
Gates(AUS)

Clay
Klepper(USA)

Carl
Worboys(NZ)

Mark
Cullum(NZ)

Bryce
Townsend(NZ)

Cory
Kruseman(USA)

Bryce
Townsend(NZ)

Carl
Worboys(NZ)

Michael
Pickens(NZ)

Brad
Mosen(NZ)

Shaun
Insley(NZ)

Jerry
Coons Jr(USA)

Jerry
Coons Jr(USA)

Rained
Out

Bryan
Clauson(USA)

Rained
Out

Darren
Hagen(USA)

Spencer
Bayston(USA)

Shayne
Alach(NZ)

Trevor
Morris(NZ)

Trevor
Carnell(NZ)

Bob
Morgan(AUS)

Blair
Shepherd(AUS)

Leo
Vercoe(NZ)

Barry
Butterworth(NZ)

Barry
Butterworth(NZ)

Trevor
Morris(NZ)

A.J
Foyt(USA)

Not
Held

Barry
Butterworth(NZ)

Max
Butterworth(NZ)

John
Fenton(AUS)

Garry
Rush(AUS)

Pat
Johnson(NZ)

Ted
Tracey(NZ)

Barry
Butterworth(NZ)

Maurice
Cowling(NZ)

Larry
Rice(USA)

Not
Held

Ted
Tracey(NZ)

Bruce
Kennedy(NZ)

P.J
Jones(USA)

Brett
Horrobin(NZ)

Not
Held

Not
Held

Ted
Tracey(NZ)

Tony
Fabish(NZ)

Brett
Horrobin(NZ)

Matt
Thompson(NZ)

Tony
Fabish(NZ)

Graham
Standring(NZ)

Steve
Paden(USA)

Marc
de Beaumont(USA)

J.J
Yeley(USA)

Justin
Insley(NZ)

Tony
Elliott(USA)

Dave
Darland(USA)

Davey
Ray(USA)

Brad
Mosen(NZ)

Scott
Hatton(USA)

Brad
Kuhn(USA)

Brad
Kuhn(USA)

Shaun
Insley(NZ)

Michael
Pickens(NZ)

Rained
Out

Brad
Mosen(NZ)

Rained
Out

Rico
Abreu(USA)

Michael
Pickens(NZ)

Zach
Daum(USA)

Notes
Sleepy Tripp won the 1984/85 race on the track but was relegated for his part in a spin and excessive use of the concrete embankment.

I'm unsure if the 1988/89 podium is correct. My source NZDTR magazine is unclear if this race was the World Midget 30 Lapper or just a 30-lap feature race.

In the 1996/97 edition Sleepy Tripp finished 3rd on track but was relegated to 4th place for pushing

The 2004/05 was held at Huntly Speedway after the initial attempt was unsuccessful. Having started the initial race just 8 minutes prior to curfew the race was called off after an early crash.

Most Race Victories
5 - Sleepy Tripp (1978, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1987), Dave Darland (2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009)
4 - Michael Pickens (2004, 2006, 2010, 2017)
3 - Bryan Clauson (2011, 2015, 2016)
2 - Bob Tattersall (1967, 1969), Stan Fox (1988, 1989), Kevin Hyde (1993, 1996), Graham Standring (1995, 1999)
1 - Bill Goode (1968), Dave Strickland (1972), Trevor Morris (1973), Barry Butterworth (1974), Mel Kenyon (1975), Larry Rice (1977), Bobby Olivero (1979), Rich Vogler (1980), Ted Tracey (1983), Brett Horrobin (1985), PJ Jones (1990), Jimmy Sills (1994), Mike Figliomeni (1997), Michael Kendall (1998), Matt Thompson (2000), Andrew Grant (2001), Scott Hatton (2005), Kyle Larson (2013)