Sedan racing prepares for comeback

December 07, 2017

LATE model sedan racing returns to Rushworth Speedway this Saturday night.

LATE model sedan racing returns to Rushworth Speedway this Saturday night.

As the showcase division, the late model sedans have been racing at Alexandra, Rosedale in Gippsland as well as up at Swan Hill, now it’s the Goulburn Valleys turn.

Cameron Pearson from Healesville is the man to beat this season so far and New Zealand lady racer Kristin Vermeulen has been consistent and a fleet of interstate based race drivers will keep Pearson on his toes.

Brock Edwards from Eildon and James Cornfoot have quick cars, if everything goes right for them on Saturday night they just might put Pearson under pressure.

Watch for David Robertson, Wade Carter and David Cassidy from New South Wales, Brett Watson from Queensland and Steve Vaughan from South Australia as the interstate drivers give some stick to the Vics.

Victorian Champion Scott Laidlaw leads a small contingent of Division Two hot rods to Rushworth this weekend.

The class is predominantly a Latrobe Valley up to East Gippsland category running at Bairnsdale and Rosedale most of the season.

Laidlaw, Rob Tatterson and Toby Callanan are among the stronger racers that have nominated all looking for an edge before their Victorian title after Christmas.

Local action from the Goulburn Valley classes will be hotly contested as always with Paul Lamb up against last meetings winner of the Opens Stephen Hopkins.

Hopkins deserved the win last meeting, as to be first you have to be first to the finish line; however Lamb will be ruing lost opportunity after a first lap accident took himself and another entrant out of the race at the last show.

The Production Sedan field is wide open once again with a number of entrants capable of snatching the win.

Leigh Jeffery, the Hutchins Lads, Geoff Lee and Ian Wilson amongst them. It’s anybody’s guess as to who is going to win on Saturday night.

Chloe Lamb, Kelly Lamb and Felicity Roycroft will be at it again in the ladies with all three figuring in the finish at the last show.

The return of Belinda Chalcraft might just intervene in their battle with Chelsea Hodge – another looking to add her name to the podium.

Finally, in the junior sedans Lachie Fitzpatrick remains the driver to beat and while his competitors are getting closer, Fitzpatrick is focusing on another clean sweep of race wins.

Tristan McGraw, Daniel Smith, the Cecil boys and Jordan Simmonds will be among the action and ready to pounce.

Racing starts from 4pm with entry costs $25 per adult, aged pensioners are $15, kids 12-16 are $12.50 each and under the age of 12 is free, a family of two adults and two children (12-16) is $60.

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