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On a wing and a prayer

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November 09, 2017

Sprintcar action is set to thrill the crowd at Rushworth Speedway on Saturday.

Rushworth Speedway will be back with some more rocking and rolling race action on Saturday with the return of Sprintcar action and another returning category after a long absence, the Standard Saloons.

Sprintcar action from the Victorian Sprintcar Association drivers will be as exciting as ever with those powerful things with wings putting their LS1-powered racers through their paces. Indications are Shane Steenholdt, Dave Dennison, Adam Greenwood, Mark Laity and Jason Langdon should all be there.

When the Sprintcars crash, they really crash with bits and pieces usually flying everywhere, the alternative is when they do not crash, they rip around the track so fast that the race is over before you can blink.

Standard Saloon racing comes to town with a couple of local club members and residents from surrounding areas having stepped into aloon racing this season.

Big Rahmon Rivero will be competing in Standard Saloons this year However, on Saturday night he will be a hard working volunteer for his Goulburn Valley Auto Club.

The Standard Saloons have attracted the big drawcard of Scott Whittle from Geelong who is a multiple times Victorian champion in the category. Whittle will be challenged by Victorian No.2 driver Shane Stewart who will travel from Morwell to compete along with Victorian No.3 Jacob Vuillermin also from Gippsland.

Brad and Russell Hill will come from the South East of Melbourne and they just finished second and third to Whittle this past weekend in Ballarat, while Nick Chrystie, who won a feature race at Nyora in South Gippsland, is another competitor to keep your eyes on when it comes to the feature race.

Paul Lamb and Adam Box will continue their competition in the Open Saloons with Lamb having taken out the honours at the first meeting of the season.

Chloe Lamb and Felicity Roycroft will do the same in the Ladies and Lachie Fitzpatrick will have his hands full in the Junior Sedans.

Action in the Production Sedans looks wide open with a number of competitors a likely and possible winner, Geoff Lee, Leigh Jeffery, Shane Hutchins, Ian Wilson and Troy Britton are just some of those that might just come out on top.

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

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