Rushworth Speedway Club’s season restarts on Saturday night after the festive season break with the Grand Prix Midgets Ironbark Classic and the visiting three-litre sedans, while Goulburn Valley club classes resume their point-score battles.
Grand prix midget racing as usual will be flat out with the mosquito fleet of just over 1000cc powered machines zipping around the wide expanses of the Rushworth track.
The gun driver to beat coming off a win at Redline and last weekend at Goulburn in NSW will be Trevor Perry.
The likes of Dennis Myers (Shepparton) and Lisa Chalcraft (Mooroopna) will be hot on his heels.
In three-litre sedan action, Bendigo’s Lennie Clark leads the charge with Andrew Ahearn, Steve Ellis and Wangaratta racer Andrew Robl among challengers.
Battles in all four club classes will resume, with the Adam Box versus Paul Lamb battle in the open class again in the spotlight.
Box and Lamb will hit the track together for the first time since a huge crash this season.
Mark Cecil will be keen to slay the big eight cylinder machines and Thomas Conboy will hope to continue his good run of results.
In production sedans, last season’s club champion Wayne O’Keefe is back on track.
He will be hunting victory against Shane Hutchins and Leigh Jeffery, who have already won this season. It won’t be easy and there is every chance somebody else in the field can pop up with victory.
Chloe Lamb will look to continue her dominance in the women’s saloon field, but as usual it is going to be tough.
Rachel Pratt returns from modified sedan racing and Kelly Lamb and Felicity Roycroft, who have been giving Chloe a hard time so far this season, will not let up either.
Finally, the junior sedans racing will have Josh Fitzpatrick trying to defend his ranking as the category’s number one driver against Josh and Luke Cecil, Tristan McGraw and Daniel Smith.
Can any of the challengers take a big win? We will all see on Saturday night with all the great action sure to thrill.
Racing begins from 4pm, with entry $25 for adults, $15 for aged pensioners, $12.50 for children aged 12 to 16 and children aged under 12 are free. A family of two adults and two children is $60.