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Rushworth Speedway preview

By Shepparton News

This Saturday night marks the last meet of the Rushworth Speedway season with two visiting classes along with all the local heroes in their last opportunity to earn club championship points.

The Grand Prix Midgets will compete for the Ironbark Classic with competitors from NSW joining the local fleet in the battle and the Compact Speedcars also bring a field to compete.

The Grand Prix Midgets’ point score has Chris Fowler leading Travis Florrimell by 10 points heading into this event, both drivers will have their eyes on the main prize, the series win, others others like local legend Dennis Myers, Danny Stainer from Benalla and Trevor Perry are just some drivers that will go flat out for the race victory regardless of what Fowler and Florrimell might be doing.

Janelle Saville, Gary Bowyer and Steve Bennett make the trip from NSW and Sean Denning looks to secure the category’s B-grade point score.

In Compact Speedcar action, Louis Rodriguez is hoping to compete and if he does, the Victorian champion from the Goulburn Valley area, will be difficult to beat with Tania Hallett, Jack Day, his father Brad and the Hutchinson boys Butch and Mark just some of the drivers who may challenge the state champion.

Goulburn Valley Open Saloon action between Paul and Phil Lamb and Adam Box has dominated the top prize at recent meetings, but this time they will have former Goulburn Valley juniors Lachie Fitzpatrick and Tristan McGraw in the field.

These two have been making waves travelling across Victoria with other race classes and they return to finish off the Rushworth season.

Jay Nicolaisen, Adam Box, Paul Lamb and Darren Holt will have their hands full, it should be a sensational Open Saloon race to sit back and enjoy.

Ladies racing will continue with Chloe Lamb up against Kelly Lamb, Belinda Chalcraft and Felicity Roycroft looking for the final trophy of the racing season locally and in Junior Sedans Daniel Smith has his eyes set on back-to-back wins after securing victory at the club’s last meet.

Josh and Luke Cecil will keep Smith under pressure.

Having won the past two Production Sedan finals, Mark Cecil is hard to look past in the final event of the season.

Scott Burchett had some good results at the last show and could just be on the cusp of a front end, while it is drivers the likes of Geoff Lee, Bevan Hutchins, Ian Wilson, Leigh Jeffery and Troy Britton that are also in the mix for a win.

Racing begins from 4pm on Saturday with entry costs $25 an adult, aged pensioners $15, kids 12 to 16 $12.50 and under the age of 12 is free, while a family of two adults and two kids 12 to 16 is $60.