This Sunday Drouin Speedway will come alive once again, this time for its second last race meeting of the season with the Ladies Standard Saloons and Junior Standard Saloons featuring on track and the Dandenong Historic Car Club featuring off track with a car display sure to excite from the oldest to youngest enthusiasts around, add to this the popular Ace of Spades Vintage Speedway Sedan club on track and it is going to be an enjoyable day on Sunday.
In the Stephenson’s Transport and Latrobe Waste and Recycling supported Junior Standard Saloon series last week’s Junior Sedan winner from Rosedale Kacey Ingram will be challenged at Drouin by club member Jack Yeomans who is currently Victoria 3, former Victorian champion Matt Bowers, last season competitor Bailey Perkins who is looking to conclude his Junior Sedan racing with a series feature race win and Rhys Lansdown a Drouin local member.
The series has included Bairnsdale, Rosedale, Nyora and Drouin through the season and the development has been outstanding with Perkins and Bowers soon to enter in senior racing showing so much potential whilst the class will remain healthy with Yeomans, Ingram’s, Lewis Williams, the girls Tahlia and Karsha-Rose and then first year racer Riley to be around a little longer.
In Ladies Standard Saloon racing Tegan Bullard and Shannon Lovell resume their battles that have given a little bit of everything this season including close racing, paint swapping and a little touch up here and there in the Soothing Body and Haze Hair by Design feature race, however they will have to watch out for Allana Ardley and Hayley Hutchins who have improved incredibly over the last couple of months, everybody will need to keep an eye out for the Victorian champion from Warragul Tracey Ingram.
Standard Saloons have a great field as usual at Drouin with Mark Miles, Leigh Gooding, the Blencowe’s Jeff and Mitch, Victor Benson and Cameron Dike. A very tough field to pick a winner in this Sunday, In Open Sedans Hans Lovski is keen to defend his turf and Trafalgar’s Rob Tatterson and Daryl Nicholson are the competitors most likely to challenge. Lovski and Nicholson both compete in beautiful custom Modifieds with V8 engines that are a fan favourite.
Finally the Ace of Spades Club are back and with the welcome return of the Chev Sloper that gets around at the hands of Bob Maloney. In a storm, the car was crushed by a falling tree and club were devastated thinking its time had come, Maloney though had other ideas and the boys soon dug in and restored the popular car and it will be on track this Sunday.
Watch for club Photographer Craig Mitchell, will he be in a Standard Saloon, an Ace of Spades machine or both during the day in what is sure to give him a different perspective of the sport.
For enquiries spectators are encouraged to call 0422 289 133
Gates open at 8.30am racing from 11am with entry at $15 for Adults, a family ticket is $40 for two adults & 2 kids, kids aged 12 – 16 enter at $10 as do aged & invalid pensioners. Any child under the age of 12 is free
Drouin Speedway club thank the 16/17 season supporters: Active Graphics Alberni Engineering AmpWorks Audio Baw Baw Shire Berwick Legal Boost 2 Drive CBM Photography Haze Hair by Design Keena Fencing Laser Electrical Latrobe Waste Recycling Leigh & Anne Gooding Longwarry Hotel Longwarry Meat Safe Miles Mechanical Monckton Concrete Norstar Steel Recyclers Onsite Rentals Pakenham Tilt Tray Polish & Shine Prorent Ramsdale Wreckers S.S Plastering & Painting TNT Auto Parts Victorian Crane Trucks Wilkar Construction
JUNIOR STANDARD SALOONS Jack Yeomans Kacey Ingram Damon Ingram Lewis Williams Rhys Lansdown Tahlia Campbell Matt Bowers Karsha Rose Russell Bailey Perkins Riley Lawrence