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Sedans set to rip up track

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December 07, 2017

Cameron Pearson will be fired up for the late Model Sedans event at Rushworth Speedway on Saturday.

Scott Laidlaw will be competing in the visiting Division 2 Hot Rods at Rushworth on Saturday.

Late Model Sedan racing returns to Rushworth Speedway this Saturday night as the showcase division with support from the Division 2 Hot Rods.

The hot rods will later in the season have a Victorian title at the venue.

The Late Model Sedans so far this season have been racing at Alexandra, Rosedale in Gippsland and at Swan Hill and now it is the Goulburn Valley’s turn.

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

Victorian champion Scott Laidlaw leads a small contingent of Division 2 Hot Rods to Rushworth this weekend.

Laidlaw, Rob Tatterson and Toby Callanan are among the stronger racers that have nominated and are 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 meeting’s Opens winner Stephen Hopkins.

Hopkins deserved the win last meeting — because 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 him and another entrant out of the race.

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 among them.

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 ready to pounce.

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

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