For a long time Alexandra & District Speedway Club have prided themselves on how they support and develop young Junior Speedway racers into the adult years in the sport of Speedway, this weekend the race meeting headlines Junior Sedan racers from the National division and the Victorian state division with features on offer for both supported by Trax Racewear.
In the national division Juniors that race cars up to 1500cc, a number of competitors from South Australia and the South West of Victoria will head into town to compete with Alexandra’s local kids keen to take the challenge up to the front runners in the state point score for the Junior Sedan Promotional Association.
Lilydale racer Kasey Garlick, Ricky Cornwall from Kilsyth, Callum Potter and Courtney Meakins will represent the host club Alexandra in the state point score event whilst a number of local B Grade competitors will compete in the B Grade racing with Breanna Simpson, Chloe Ringwood racer Sheerman, Linken Paterson and Rhys Meakins amongst the front runners currently racing at Alexandra Speedway.
Competition from the visiting race drivers will be strong, the chances of Alexandra members taking victory in both classes is also high. Kasey Garlick has set records this season and has had close battles with Cornwall through the year wherever they have gone, throw in the kids from the South West of Victoria and South Australian Brad Gartner, & the battle is going to fantastic to watch.
The Victorian Speedway Council Juniors feature which allows V8 and 6 cylinder powered race cars, has attracted eleven competitors with from very strong cars from the Shepparton and North East Victoria areas to do battle with the Alexandra members.
Nick Cherry, Connor Donegan, Jack Brudenell and Rhys Meakins will have their hands full with Lachie Fitzpatrick and Tristan McGraw from the Goulburn Valley club and Toby Carmichael from the Corowa – Rutherglen club and Zac Twomey and Janie Patton from the Wangaratta club amongst the entries.
All three Junior features are supported by Trax Racewear.
On the same race schedule, Goulburn Ovens Sedan Association will compete for the Committee Cup with a small but tough field, Ross Maclean was fast at Alexandra last time he was here however the V8 powered Fords of Liam and James Powell could give him a headache on the big fast venue.
The Sports Sedan’s and Standard Saloons are the support classes. Racing begins on Saturday at 4pm 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
Alexandra Speedway Club is very thankful for the support provided by all these businesses: 360 Diffs & Gearboxes Air Anywhere Alexandra & Yea Pre Mix Australian Racing Products Blackburn Trailers Burco’s Metal Fabrications Campton’s Graphics DIY Auto Parts Broadmeadows Eastern Suburbs Locksmiths Endeavour Petroleum Alexandra & BP Yea Fallon’s Bus Services FSM Recycling GB Racecars Gorski Engineering GYB Civil Healesville Directional Drilling Inaction Photos Kilmore Towing & Transport Lake Eildon Houseboat Sales Lincoln’s Earthmoving Linley Estate Receptions LS Quarry Metro Tow Murrindindi Kitchens Onsite Response Quality Fire Protection Revegetation Victoria Smooth Suspension S & N Builders Trax Racewear Tyrepower Alexandra Vern and Jackie Parker DVD’s and Photos Waverley Exhaust & Brake Centre Weeks Radio
NOMINATIONS JSPA – A GRADE SUPPORTED BY TRAX RACEWEAR Darcy Micallef – Warrnambool 7 Mitch Glynn – Avalon 8 Jack Ramsdale – Nyora 11 Nick Cherry - Alexandra 14 Ricky Cornwall – Alexandra 15 Todd Moule – Drouin 16 Brad Gartner – South Australia 19 Jamie Pumpa – Portland 23 Jade Moule – Drouin 26 Darcy Giblin – Laang 29 Ben Micallef – Warrnmabool 55 Kasey Garlick – Alexandra 62 Callum Potter – Alexandra 63 Courtney Meakins – Alexandra 84
JSPA – B GRADE – SUPPORTED BY TRACK RACEWEAR Connor Claridge – Swan Hill 6 Bradin Claridge – Swan Hill 7 Bree Simpson – Alexandra 10 Chloe Sheerman – Alexandra 11 Holly Harris – Avalon 12 Sam Cherry – Alexandra 14 Bella Rizzoli – Ballarat 18 Toby Parks – Alexandra 43 Linken Paterson – Alexandra 48 Lachlan Bull – Swan Hill 51 Jarrod Brown – Heartland 69 Rhys Meakins – Alexandra 85 Seth Sloane – Alexandra 92
VSC JUNIOR FEATURE SUPPORTED BY TRAX RCEWEAR Lachlan Fitzpatrick – Goulburn Valley 11 Nick Cherry – Alexandra 14 Jack Brudenell – Alexandra 17 Josh Trainor – Swan Hill 17 Connor Donegan – Alexandra 36 Tristan Mcgraw – Goulburn Valley 38 Paige Bull – Swan Hill 51 Rhys Meakins – Alexandra 85 Janie Patton – Wangaratta 89 Toby Carmichael – Corowa 93 Zac Twomey - Wangaratta 97
GOUBLURN OVEN SEDAN ASSOCIATION – COMMITTEE CUP Jamie Atkin – Leeton 12 Stuart Balins - Corowa 22 Justin Grainger – Leeton 29 Ross Maclean – Corowa 27 David Walton – Corowa 42 James Powell – Wangaratta 44 Liam Powell – Wangaratta 45 Troy Frost – Wangaratta 46 Sam Davey – Corowa 93
VSC STANDARD SALOONS Jonny Ravet – Alexandra 58 Trevor Evans – Wangaratta 61 Gary Evans – Wangaratta 62 Aaron Meakins & Trevor Kuhne – Alexandra 67 Cory Horter – Alexandra 73 Kenneth Mankey – Wangaratta 89
VSC SPORTS SEDANS SUPPORTED BY ENDEAVOUR PETROLEUM Steve Akil – Alexandra 8 AX9 Caleb Lincoln – Alexandra 9 Jack Van Bremen – Alexandra 16 Paul Allen – Alexandra 17 Jessie Garlick – Alexandra 26 Dean Pictor – Alexandra 38 Russell Smith – Alexandra 48 Steve Kershaw – Alexandra 52 Nathan Shortis – Wangaratta 55 Jackson Barneveld – Alexandra 68 Tay Cummins – Corowa 69 Danny Eastham - Alexandra 74 Marcus Hams – Nyora 84 AX88 Lee Beach – Alexandra 88
Written by Dean Thompson DMT Sports Media For Alexandra & District Speedway Club
Kasey Garlick one of Alexandra's fast SSA Juniors will be a favourite (C) Vern and Jackie Parker Photography
Nick Cherry the local fast car in VSC Junior Sedans (C) Vern and Jackie Parker Photography