Sport

Rushworth Speedway action returns

By Shepparton News

The popular Goulburn Valley class, the Super Sedans will be at Rushworth this Saturday night and some of Australia's and Victoria’s best drivers are ready to provide their version of Power and Thunder for race fans.

Complementing the big power of the eight cylinder machines will be the 1000cc Grand Prix Midgets at the other end of the spectrum with a great line-up, both divisions include local race drivers.

All the regular Goulburn Valley club classes are scheduled as always and the fields in the Open Saloons and Production Sedans have great car counts.

Mick Nicola Sr leads the entrants in the Super Sedans with the multiple times national and state champion up against Bendigo’s Ash Bergmeier and GV member Adam Box. Mick Nicola Jr and Jamie Collins are two drivers along with Bergmeier that are expected to be in the thick of the action at the front of the field.

Chris Fowler the Victorian Grand Prix Midget Club champion is the driver to beat in the field with former Victorian champion Jason Crawford, Luke Stanley, Goulburn Valley-raised Lisa Chalcraft and Shepparton’s Alex Myers also ones to watch.

Open Saloon racing will have nearly 20 cars up against one another with Paul Lamb, Peter Welch and Garry Gapes along with Jay and Harley Nicolaisen some of the drivers to watch.

Kelly Lamb, Belinda Chalcraft, Jas Bergman, Casey Alexander and Nicole Gapes are five of a talented eight-car Ladies Saloons field that should put on some great racing.

Junior Sedan racing will also occur, although the entry list has dropped away this weekend.

The Production Sedans are led by the class champion Leigh Jeffery and some new additions to the entries along with some tough regular competitors will provide terrific racing. Neil Johnson, Shane Hutchins, Ian Wilson, Troy Britton, Matt Walker will be joined by Jason Ahearn.

All the action begins at 4 pm and inquiries can be made to 0409 386 805.

Admission is adults $20, pensioners $15, Children 12 to 16 $10 and under 12 free. A family of two adults and two children aged 12 to 16 is $50.