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Going for gold at a rush

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March 08, 2018

There will be plenty of action to thrill the crowds at Rushworth Speedway on Saturday and Sunday.

This Labour Day weekend, March 10-11, will have a strong field of Super Sedans compete for the Bendigo Specialist Brake and Clutch Super Sedan Gold Rush at Rushworth Speedway.

Some of Australia’s big guns will compete with the Victorian hard-chargers led by Bendigo’s and Goulburn Valley’s own top competitors including Ash Bergmeier, Brad Wicks and Adam Box.

Super Sedans will have support from the visiting Mini Sprints on Saturday night and the Victorian Sprintcar Association on Sunday night, while across both nights, Goulburn Valley’s heroes in the Open Saloons, Production Sedans, Ladies and Juniors will give fans plenty to cheer about.

Queensland champion Matty Pascoe and South Australian and Victorian champion Dave Gartner lead the interstate challenge that also includes Trent Wilson, Trevor Ware, Paul Blenkiron, Ryan Alexander and Kym Jury.

Pascoe just finished runner-up in the Australian title, while Alexander was fifth in the same race in Sydney.

The best of this weekend’s competing Victorians at that event was Mick Nicola Sr followed by Wicks down further on the finishers’ list.

Those two, Bergmeier and Peter Nicola, in particular, will be looking to defend Victorian turf with three heats on the first night and preliminary finals followed by two more heats and finals on night two for the Super Sedans.

The Mini Sprints has a local flavour with Ally and Matt Moore competing.

Danny Stone from Sydney will compete at his third meeting in Victoria this season and, on speed, he is the driver to beat.

Darren Schnoor and his son Owen will be keen to give Stone a tough time, while Burleigh hopes to capitalise on a good run at the Victorian title recently.

Sprintcars race on Sunday night after competing at Ballarat.

Victorian champion Mark Laity leads the nominations with Victoria 2 and 3 also competing.

Adam Greenwood and Alistair Bastian will keep Laity busy as will Shane Steenholdt, a driver who had bad luck at the recent Victorian title and is super quick.

The chase for points to be the club champion in the Open Saloons, Production Sedans, Ladies Saloons and Junior Sedans continues with a handful of meetings left.

Extra special entertainment for all on Saturday night will be the Mr Skye Candy fireworks show before the night is done.

Mr Skye Candy will be involved both nights, however, Saturday’s show is the big one for fireworks enthusiasts.

Racing begins from 4pm on Saturday and Sunday with entry $25 an adult, aged pensioners $15, kids 12 to 16 $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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