$5000 - has attracted the Street Stocks to Alexandra Speedway for this upcoming Saturday night when Holden does battle against Ford for bragging rights with local club member and current Australia number two driver Lenny Bates keen to pick up an overall race win in his FG Ford and a dozen racers with Holden’s to steer, keen to make sure he doesn’t.
There is prize money up for grabs for each manufacturer with the Ford’s trying to out run each other and the same for the Holden’s. Bates will need to overcome Darryl Atkinson, Jason Degoldi, Corey Sandow and Warrick Howie all looking to knock him off amongst others whilst Brad McClure a legend of the category will be up against West Australian Evan Wakefield, Steve Watts, Queensland champion Darren Giacometti, Mick Dann and Darren Forrest on the Holden side of the nominations.
Records have been broken in Alexandra’s first two meetings so expect records to fall again this Saturday night. Bring your Holden and Ford flags and marquees and wear your caps and get right behind your favourite make.
Supporting the Street Stocks is the visiting Goulburn Ovens Sedan Association running Modified Engines with radial tyres to keep the V6 Cars competitive with the V8s. Drivers are coming from Corowa and Leeton to compete. Ross Maclean has been the benchmark competitor in this category for a number of seasons, however Frank Gordon has picked up last season’s championship winning car and is keen to hustle Maclean, David Walton is another proven competitor to keep an eye on.
Junior Sedan action is on the cards with the nationally sanctioned SSA A and B Grade Junior Sedans and the Victorian Speedway Council sanctioned Junior Sedans. With some racers heading to a state series round for the SSA Juniors Tim Gorski moves to favouritism over Courtney Meakins and Connor Donegan in the A Grade class whilst in the B Grade Rhys Meakins, Chloe Sheerman and Sharlotte McPherson become drivers to watch.
In the VSC Juniors Connor Donegan and Courtney Meakins along with Nick Cherry all competing in both classes of Juniors become the drivers to watch. In Standard Saloon racing the car owned by Trevor Kuhne is a winner when its Aaron Meakins turn to drive, watch for his wife Sarah and visiting Wangaratta racers Trev Goldsworthy and Liam Powell to challenge him, however they all have a bigger challenge with current Victoria number four driver Nick Chrystie in town to have a run, Chrystie currently leads the state points for Standard Saloons.
David Donegan who won Sports Sedans at the October race meeting is back to try and win another night and currently has tough competition from Andrew Jordan, Matt Stampfli and Steve Kershaw to beat.
Racing begins Saturday at 5pm and with $20 the price of an adult entry and $10 for children aged 10 to 16 and aged and invalid pensioners. Children under 10 years of age enter for free. Anybody who requires information can contact 0408 121 253
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STREET STOCKS TEAM HOLDEN Brad McClure – Redline 24 Darren Forrest – Rosedale 41 Luke Dingley – Alexandra 66 Wayne Sheerman – Alexandra 69 Evan Wakefield – Alexandra 41 (Via Western Australia) Leigh Gooding – Rosedale 11 Mick Dann – Redline 0 Robert Smith – Ballarat 14 Eugene Bennett- Alexandra 19 Jayden Edwards – South Australia 87 Steven Watts – Warrnambool 5 Darren Giacometti – Redline 12
TEAM FORD Dylan Campton – Alexandra 81 Collin Tate – Heartland 16 Lenny Bates – Alexandra 74 Jason Degoldi – Redline 27 Matt Glab – Redline 57 Rob Lock – Bendigo 42 Corey Sandow – Mildura 22 Chris Stewart – Rosedale 29 Lee Beach – Alexandra 98 Jayden Blomeley – Ballarat 62 Shaun Henry – Ballarat 23 Darryl Atkinson – Redline 37 Warrick Howie – Leeton, NSW 11 Troy Polley – Avalon 75
SSA JUNIORS A GRADE Courtney Meakins – Alexandra 84 Ally Morrison – Nyora 13 Tim Gorski – Alexandra 23 Jeremy Gorski – Alexandra 24 Nick Cherry – Alexandra 14 Connor Donegan – Alexandra 12 Callum Potter – Alexandra 63 B GRADE Sharlotte McPherson – Alexandra 97 Rhys Meakins – Alexandra 85 Chloe Sheerman – Alexandra 11 Sam Cherry – Alexandra 14 Kiarna Barton – Nyora 51 Tenayah Barton – Nyora 19 Seth Sloane – Alexandra 92 Kelsey Lincoln – Alexandra 5 Natalie O’Donnell – Nyora 96 Jarred Brown – Heartland 69
STANDARD SALOONS Cory Horter – Alexandra 73 Aaron Meakins/Trevor Kuhne – Alexandra 17 Sarah Meakins – Alexandra 83 Amanda Burrows – Nyora 79 Debbie Jones – Alexandra 36 Carl Orme – Alexandra 90 Trev Goldworthy – Wangaratta 38 Liam Powell – Wangaratta 45 Daryl Joosten – Corowa 46 Daniel Dalgliesh – Rosedale 7 Nick Chrystie – Alexandra 10
SPORTS SEDANS Steve Akil – Alexandra 8 Dale Morrison – Alexandra 13 David Donegan – Alexandra 75 Caleb Lincoln – Alexandra 9 Danny Eastham – Alexandra 74 Andrew Jordan – Alexandra 89 Matt Stampfli - Alexandra 5 Steve Kershaw – Alexandra 52 Bailey Perkins – Bairnsdale 22 Gemma Laidlaw – Rosedale 26 Peter Eastham – Alexandra 39 Liam Powell – Wangaratta 45 Corey McDonald – Mount Beauty 7 Tommy McDonald – Wangaratta 6 Steve McIntyre – Redline 23 Nathan Shortis – Wangaratta 55
VSC JUNIOR SEDANS Nick Cherry – Alexandra 14 Connor Donegan – Alexandra 36 Mac Donegan/Jake Rosser – Alexandra 79 Harry Orme – Alexandra 90 Rhys Meakins – Alexandra 85 Courtney Meakins – Alexandra 83
GOULBURN OVENS SEDAN ASSOCIATION Frank Gordon – Leeton 92 Mark Gordon – Leeton 91 Jamie Atkin – Leeton 12 Justin Granger – Leeton 29 Liam Powell - Wangaratta 45 James Powell – Wangaratta 44 Ross Maclean – Corowa 27 David Walton – Corowa 42
Written by Dean Thompson DMT Sports Media For Alexandra and District Speedway Club