This Saturday Wahgunyah Speedway managed by the local Corowa – Rutherglen Speedway Club will hold another ripper Speedway show attracting fans from right around the Murray and from as far as Canberra, Gippsland, Geelong and Swan Hill to enjoy a night at the skids where the new Victorian Champion for Legend Cars, New South Wales Champion for Modified Sedans and Lachie Howie Memorial Winner for Standard Saloons will be decided in a great nights entertainment.
Drivers for the Legend Cars New South Wales title are mostly from Sydney, Goulburn and Canberra with a couple others from outside of those areas, watch for Paul Opray, Bryan Neal, Glenn Mitchell, Mick Hebditch and Shane Younger who grew up racing in Victoria to take a liking to the Wahgunyah Speedway.
The New South Wales Rapid Performance Modified Sedan title has attracted Rodney Pammenter who is without doubt in the top three competitors in the nation in the class to do battle with local track hero Trevor Mills. Both of those will have their hands full with Mark Carlin a multiple winner of national titles and a number of young guns such as Ty Galley, Kye Walters and Daniel Simpson keen to put a Modified Sedan state title in their achievements list.
Robert Faux, Russell Bent and Paul Egan are some really tough competition that will also be in and amongst the front running action and it is a tough guess as to who might win, Pammenter however has a winning history at the track picking up a $3000 pay check once previously, he won’t want to blot the copy book this Saturday.
In Standard Saloon action the Lachie Howie Memorial honours a former young member of the club who like his elder brother Warrick who is now the Victorian champion in Standard Saloons, could have been a champion everybody would have looked up to if it hadn’t of been for tragic circumstances to take him away from his family.
Competitors that will be trying to take the trophy back home with them include Geelong’s Scott Whittle and Jay Dickson, Mornington Peninsula racers Craig Templeton and Nick Chrystie, Morwell’s Shane Stewart, Bendigo’s Aaron Marshall, Pakenham’s Brad Hill and Ladies Sara Benson from South Gippsland and Sarah Meakins from Kilmore.
The competition in any regards will be very tough with a winner pre race no easy pick.
Junior Sedans and a Speedcar demonstration are also part of the programming on a great night of motorsport.
Sponsors for the Blue Ribbon Howie Memorial race are Heat 1 – BB Freight Heat 2 – Federation Tyrepower Heat 3 – Mills Racing Heat 4 – Team Ramrod Heat 5 – Brodie Montague Heat 6 – IPTA Fibreglass Heat 7 – Stuart Densem Heat 8 – Ipta Fibreglass Heat 9 – Corowa – Rutherglen Speedway Club
Best Presented Standard Saloon – Maverick Marine Hard Luck Award – Ramsdale Wreckers Pakenham First Holden – Mick & Leigh Augustyn First Ford – Eames Racing Leader of Lap 5 – Morey Warnock Automotive Furthest Travelled – SuperAxe WoodSplitters Feature Race Hard Charger – Ramsdale Wreckers Pakenham
HOWIE MEMORIAL FOR STANDARD SALOONS Brendon Eames – Corowa 15 Warrick Howie – Victoria 1 Jaimi Barber – Corowa 6 Aaron Meakins/Tevor Kuhne – Alexandra 17 Tom Lambert – Swan Hill 12 Tom Kuhne – Corowa 22 Nick Chrystie – Alexandra 10 Cory Horter – Alexandra 73 Kenneth Mankey – Wangaratta 76 Micheal Fleming-Robertson – Corowa 18 Rod Milthorpe – Corowa 24 Leighton Warburton – Swan Hill 31 Hayden Glare – Swan Hill 99 Brad Hill – Nyora 36 Mitch Blencowe – Drouin 10 Team Joosten – Corowa 46 Shannon Meakins – Alexandra 84 Debbie Jones – Alexandra 36 Scott Whittle – Geelong 6 Andrew Robl – Wangaratta 21 Craig Templeton – Redline 12 Stuart Densem – Wangaratta 66 Sarah Meakins – Alexandra 67 Shane Stewart – Victoria 2 Jay Dickson – Redline 31 Aaron Marshall – Swan Hill 85 Sara Benson – Nyora 21 Geoff Bowers – Mount Beauty 4
NSW MODIFIED SEDAN TITLE Brad Wise – NSW 45 Shane Murphy – ACT 75 Rodney Pammenter – QLD 8 Trevor Mills - NSW 110 Daniel Patten – ACT 47 Mark Carlin – VIC 12 Daniel Simpson – VIC 33 Rachel Pratt – VIC 94 Greg Stevenson – ACT 3 Robert Faux – VIC 5 Paul Egan – ACT 22 John Murphy – NSW 15 Kye Walters – VIC 15 Dave Clapson – NSW 77 Ty Galley – VIC 88 Russell Bent – VIC 13
VICTORIAN TITLE FOR LEGEND CARS Troy Bolton – ACT 2 Bryan Neal – ACT 4 Michael Hebditch – ACT 8 Andrew Broers – ACT 18 Scott Bennet – ACT 21 Anthony Broers – ACT 23 Paul Cassidy – NSW 27 Glenn Mitchell – NSW 41 Jacob Griffin – NSW 44 Jim McCabe – NSW 47 Michael Lucas – NSW 60 Greg Thompson – ACT 63 Paul Opray – ACT 68 Shane Younger – NSW 71 Bruce Alderson – NSW 86 Liam Heaton – ACT 89