Racing at Redline Raceway returns this Saturday night January the 13th with the Victorian Sprintcar Association competitors returning after a couple of years absence from the venue to be one of the two main attractions, the other main attraction being the Duo Mobile Eliminator Cup for Street Stocks, where typically the competitors will swap paint as they get around the track four wide.
The Sprintcar field includes Redline member James Hennessy who has been a proven competitor amongst elite competition in recent seasons. He will have his hands full with the likes of Mitch Foster who recently had a win in Gippsland, Shane Steenholdt who has been at the top of the VSA ranks for the last few seasons and Adam Greenwood who is always amongst the leaders.
Street Stock action has as usual more than a dozen competitors who standout as being up the pointy end of the field come the feature race. The Eliminator final will have cars switch direction and drivers be eliminated at the end of segments. Each segment until the final portion, you race to avoid being eliminated from the race. You can’t win the race in the first couple of segments; however you can be taken out of the race.
One of Redlines favourites Mick Dann is hoping for better luck than he has had in recent meetings with mechanical issues having caused his demise when he has been in the groove, Dean Jenkins is in hot form, Darren Giacometti the current Queensland champion is one of Redlines best, Shaun Henry one of Ballarat’s top gun’s, Brooke Ferguson who has been the Queen of Ballarat for a few seasons picking up wins here and there, Jason Degoldi a recent winner at Hamilton, the legend that is Brad McClure and another of Ballarat’s favourite sons Mick Clark are all keen to defend turf on top of Mount Buninyong from the visiting racers who are keen on victory.
Competition from other clubs include Anthony Beare who continues his development of his new VE Commodore, Steven Watts a young gun from the South West Coast , Matt Nelson the current South Australian champion and Lenny Bates who is Australia two, add in Rosedale members Leigh Gooding and Darren Forrest and picking a winner is very tough.
Supporting the two main events are the Standard Saloons with a small yet competitive field and the V8 Thunder Sedans who continue to build with new competitors entering the fray.
Gates open at 2pm racing begins at 5.00pm, prices for this meeting are adults $20- Aged & Disabled Pensioner $15, kids 5 to 15 years of age al at $5 each, whilst under 6 years of age is free & a family of 2 adults and 3 kids at paying age, $50-. Contact for information 0418 399 917
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VSA Sprintcars Mitch Foster #4 Shane Steenholdt #5 Mick Fallon #6 Dave Dennison #15 James Hennessy #21 Michael Evans #28 Adam Greenwood # 35 Vince Charter #39 Mark Laity #53 Alistair Bastian #57 Danny Milton #74 Jason Langdon #78 Andrew Nielson/ Trent Nielson #90
Duo Mobile Eliminator for SSA Street Stocks Mick Dann – Redline 10 Dean Jenkins – Redline 4 Steven Watts – Warrnambool 5 Peter Bryant – Daylesford 6 Leigh Gooding – Rosedale 11 David Missen – Ballarat 11 Darren Giacometti – Redline 12 Robert Smith – Ballarat 14 Megan Forrest – Alexandra 14 Brooke Ferguson – Ballarat 18 Scott Secombe – Redline 18 Josh Davey - Redline 19 Lee Harrison – Redline 22 Phillip Mitchell – Redline 23 Shaun Henry – Ballarat 23 Brad McClure- Redline 24 Jamie Crutchley – Warrnambool 25 Jason Degoldi - Redline Colin Forbes – Ballarat 35 Darren Forrest – Rosedale 41 Wayne Davey – Redline 41 Chris Whatmore – Ballarat 42 Chris Hay – Warrnambool 42 Nathan Dunn – Daylesford 43 Jeff Oldfield – Redline 45 Anthony Beare – South Australia 46 Mick Hetherington – Redline 48 Mick Clark – Ballarat 48 Jacob Kelly – Geelong 51 Jacque Whatmore – Ballarat 52 Matt Maynard – South Australia 55 Matthew Glabb – Redline 57 Dale Blomeley - Ballarat 61 Matt Nelson – Alexandra 61 Corey Knox – South Australia 67 Wayne Sheerman – Alexandra 69 Lenny Bates – Alexandra 74 Melissa Crutchley – Warrnambool 77 Dylan Campton – Alexandra 81 David Barrie – Colac 83 Jayden Edwards - South Australia 87 Ben Kelly – Alexandra 95
VSC Standard Saloons Priscilla Grech – Redline 17 Lizzi Heaney - Hamilton 28 Ron Farmer Jnr – Ballarat 45 Ashlee Kemper - Ballarat 58 Patrick Walsh – Ballarat 68 Dave Chivers - Ballarat 79 Ian Walsh – Ballarat 86 Shell Sinclair – Ballarat 96
VSC V8 Thunder Sedans Anthony Wilson - Ballarat 5 Tim McCubbin – Ballarat 13 Wally Hucker – Ballarat 22 Graeme Nugent – Redline 27 Stephen Cole – Redline 33 Stephen Hodder – Redline 46 Greg Raggatt – Redline 49 Shane Stephenson – Redline 75
Written by Dean Thompson DMT Sports Media For Belmont Speedway Drivers Club