Drouin Speedway action returns

Bunyip''s Travis Evans in his wingless sprint. Picture: COURTESY OF NAPIER PHOTOGRAPHY

By Dean Thompson

This Sunday Morning from 11am, Drouin Speedway will provide a great day of family entertainment for everybody who makes their way out to Jindivick Road, Drouin West. The Wingless Sprints and a feature event for the Standard Saloons will headline the day’s action, while all the club classes will also be on show with a great field of junior racers, along with some vintage and classic cars from years gone by.

Wingless Sprintcar nominations include entries from Aron Lawrence, Kim-Loong Gosling and Travis Evans among those already received. Evans had a win last season at Drouin, and he is tough to beat at his home circuit where he spends hours helping with the preparation of the track for race day.

The Standard Saloons will compete for the Sally Walkinshaw Memorial – an event honouring committee member Paul Walkinshaw’s late wife Sally. Sally loved her family and friends, and her motorsport – Speedway in particular. She would be thrilled to be honoured with an event in her name and the Walkinshaw family and their friends are looking forward to seeing a terrific day’s racing with the first meeting’s winner Jeff Blencowe, Marcus Reddecliffe, Leigh Gooding, Steven Danks and former Victorian Champion Micheal Ardley all among the nominations so far. Blencowe has two feature wins from two starts in Standard Saloons so far this season and is the pre-event favourite going into Sunday.

The junior Standard Saloon action will also be fierce with the Drouin club’s Victoria number four ranked driver Jack Yeomans up against a tough line-up that includes Nathan Miles – who was second on Sunday night at Nyora – his sister Maddison, Matt Shankland and Hunter Carey, who returns now that dad has fixed his smashed up race-car from the first meeting two weeks ago.

In Sport Sedan action, the class missed out on the first show due to a lack of numbers. It is expected they will get the numbers for this show and Jake Young, who finished fourth on Sunday night at Nyora Raceway, and Robert Garlick are two strong nominations on the list.

Ladies Standard Saloon action will see the first meeting’s winner Hayley Hutchins on track with Kate Stuchbery and Sharlene Laidlaw to do battle. The three will have to also face tough competition from Kayla Saunders, Jemima Borkowski and Erin Mitchell.

The Division 2 Hot Rods are scheduled, subject to nominations, and the Vintage and Classic Super Modifieds and Sprintcars will also hit the track for fans who enjoy the older model cars still having a zip around the racetrack.

Gates open from 8am, with racing starting at 11am.

Entry will cost $15 for adults. Pensioners, and children aged 12 to 16 years can enter for $10, while entry for children under 12 years of age is free. A family ticket for two adults and two children aged 12 to 16 will cost $40.

General enquiries can be made to 0422 289 133.

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