Two title tussles

February 01, 2018

Reigning Australian production sedan champion Trevor Mills will race for the Victorian title at Rushworth on Saturday night. Image: Vern and Jackie Parker Photography

Motorsport action returns to Rushworth Speedway on Saturday night with not one, but two Victorian titles to be decided on the same night.

The national Speedway Sedans Australia governing body production sedans come into town along with the Victorian Speedway Council category, the division two hot rods.

Both categories are bringing their best drivers as they are set to do battle to determine who will have the right to compete for the next year with the number one roof plate atop their race cars.

The reigning Australian champion for the production sedans, Corowa’s Trevor Mills, will lead the competition with in-form Rutherglen youngster Jack Milthorpe a driver to watch.

Two-time former Australian champion Stephen Laidlaw is hoping for a change in fortunes for his season so far and can’t be excluded.

The McAlister boys from Goulburn, Damien and Craig, are tough competition along with Wangaratta driver Raymond Ussher.

Dehne Sparrow from Hamilton with his popular Torana up against the Commodores and Falcons, Rodney Anderson from Ballarat and Wayne Bourke from Leeton are some other competitors to keep an eye on.

Reigning division two hot rod champion Scott Laidlaw will again be hard to beat, but Shane Uprichard has the bragging rights having won at Rushworth a few weeks ago.

Toby Callanan is the man most likely to hassle Laidlaw. Callanan has a strong collection of big win trophies in his collection, while a win to Rob Tatterson would be just about the most popular title win in Australia this season.

Action from the regional heroes includes the Goulburn Valley version of open saloons, production sedans, ladies saloons and ladies sedans.

Garry Gapes is buoyed by his second-placed result at the Benton Memorial meeting last month and is keen to go one better and pick up a big win against the top dog, Paul Lamb.

Mark Cecil, Leigh Jeffery and the Hutchins lads lead the battle in the GV production sedans, while the ladies nominations is packed with girls keen to bring Chloe Lamb down.

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

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