This Saturday night twenty five very keen lady racers will compete for the annual ‘Dirt Chix Queen of the Mount’ victory which in Victoria at least, will give the driver the honour for the next twelve months of being the Queen of Street Stocks right around Victoria.
As has been the case for past events, the field that has assembled is a tough one with a number of potential winners up and down the nominations list. Coming all the way down from Queensland is Michelle Barbeler and she will be doing battle with the likes of Megan Forrest, Kelly McDermott, Karen and Brooke Ferguson, Michelle Hetherington, Kayla Knox, Felicity Roycroft, Priscilla Grech, Emma Hutchinson and Sonia Nelson just to name a few of the ladies who are strong chances of taking a win this weekend.
Plenty of generous car owners have handed over the steering wheel to their precious Holden or Falcon this weekend and in some cases there is an argument for the car getting back on the trailer straighter than it ever does after a race meeting.
It will be a terrific race meeting to enjoy, the girls go at it hard as they only get one chance each season to be a crowned a Queen.
The Junior Sedan Promotional Association drivers will compete in a series round in their Daihatsu Charades, Hyundai Excels, Datsun Sunbird’s and Toyota Corolla’s with the likes of Ballarat youngsters Darcy Wilson, Kasey Ferguson, Bailey Rumler, Bella Rizzoli all on track up against the best competitors from around Victoria and South Australia including Kasey Garlick, Mitch Glynn, Brad Gartner and Ricky Cornwall.
In Sports Sedan action Leigh Bourke returns with the Victoria #2 Cortina and he will be in tough competition with Lucas Conder, Ricky Ashmore, Jack Van Bremen, Chris Rieck, David Donegan and Nathan Fawns just some of the recent front running drivers in the line up. A winner could easily come from another name in the line up; it will be a great final show for the season.
Leigh Gooding, Tim Hutchinson, Hayden Clifford and Dale Blomeley are amongst the line up in the Standard Saloons with the four expected to be at the front of the field battling for the final win of the season at Redline, Hutchinson has been on top all season across Victoria and it would be fitting for him to close out the local season at Redline, whilst Blomeley is on strict orders not to wreck Priscilla Grech’s Standard Saloon!
A couple of Unlimited Sedans will roll around with the Thunder Sedans with Steve Hodder keen to snatch a win. Hodder was competitive in the previous meeting against the strongest Unlimited Sedans and this weekend he will need to defeat Sean Lister, Garry Boston and Darren Forrest to achieve a win, Lindsay Fox is hoping for a consistent run whilst Greg Raggatt is looking forward to getting back in the seat of his machine.
Demonstration runs by the V8 Non Wing Sprints are scheduled also.
Gates to the public ope at 1pm with racing from 4pm.
Entry for the final show of the season is Adults & Pensioners $15, Kids 5 to the age of 15 $5 or a complete car load $30. So fill a car with you and your family or mates and come and enjoy the show for $30! Fully catered venue, no BYO as per law.
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DIRT CHIX QUEEN OF THE MOUNT – STREET STOCKS Jorjia Dempster – Mortlake 4 Karen Ferguson – Redline 11 Kelly McDermott – Rosedale 11 Brooke Ferguson – Redline 12 Leanne Burgoyne – Redline 13 Jacque Whatmore – Ballarat 14 Megan Forrest – Alexandra 14 Natasha Curtis – Bairnsdale 17 Melissa Crutchley – Redline 35 Elira Degrandi – Warrnambool 42 Kayla Apps – Swan Hill 46 Emma Hutchinson – South Australia 46 Michelle Hetherington – Redline 48 Sonia Nelson – Alexandra 61 Priscilla Grech – Ballarat 63 Felicity Roycroft – Goulburn Valley 65 Maryanne Lowe/ Sarah Meakins – Alexandra 66 Kayla Knox – South Australia 67 Jo Storer – Mildura 77 Rhi Campton – Alexandra 81 Michelle Barbeler – South Burnett, QLD 81 Sharolyn Pollard – Goulburn Valley 82 Jo Scott – Ballarat 85 Hannah Grima – Colac 99
JUNIOR SEDAN PROMOTIONAL ASSOCIATION – A GRADE Darcy Wilson – Ballarat 5 Ben Micallef – Warrnambool 5 Mitch Glynn – Avalon 8 Jack Ramsdale – Nyora 11 Ricky Cornwall – Alexandra 15 Todd Moule – Drouin 16 Bella Rizzoli – Ballarat 18 Brad Gartner – South Australia 19 Jack Tanner – Warrnambool 21 Tim Gorski – Alexandra 23 Jamie Pumpa – Portland 23 Jeremy Gorski – Alexandra 24 Ricky Clark – Heartland 25 Jade Moule – Drouin 26 Darcy Giblin – Laang 29 Oskar Tanner – Warrnambool 44 Kasey Garlick = Alexandra 62 Courtney Meakins – Alexandra 84 Rhys Meakins – Alexandra 85 Peter Monaro – Portland 88
B GRADE Connor Claridge – Swan Hill 6 Bradin Claridge – Swan Hill 7 Kasey Ferguson – Mortlake 11 Chloe Sheerman – Alexandra 11 Holly Harris – Avalon 12 Cody Compton –Portland 18 Jake Hooley – Laang 25 Jaxson Vella – Alexandra 26 Bailey Rumler – Ballarat 34 Linken Paterson – Alexandra 48 Lachlan Bull – Swan Hill 51 Jarrod Brown – Heartland 69 Seth Sloane – Alexandra 92 Tanner Barclay – Portland 95
VSC SPORTS SEDANS Leigh Bourke – Victoria 2 Ricky Ashmore – Ballarat 7 Darren Conder – Ballarat 8 Caleb Lincoln – Alexandra 9 Lucas Conder – Ballarat 9 Justin McKeegan – Ballarat 10 Jack Van Bremen – Alexandra 16 Chris Rieck – Avalon 18 Jay Dickson – Geelong 31 Craig Phillips – Redline 36 Kayla Knox – Redline 68 Mick Naismith – Heartland 76 Paul Botheras – Daylesford 77 Ricky O’Meara – Ballarat 81 Nathan Fawns – Redline 87
VSC STANDARD SALOONS Gavin Cooper – Bendigo 5 Leigh Gooding – Rosedale 11 Dale Blomeley – Rosedale 17 Justin Crerar – Ballarat 29 Matt Turner/ Steven Watterson – Rosedale 51 Colin Ward – Ballarat 59 Patrick Walsh – Ballarat 68 Ben Hutchinson – Redline 69 Lachie Chivers – Ballarat 78 Dave Chivers – Ballarat 79 Ian Walsh – Ballarat 86 Tim Hutchinson – Daylesford 88 Shell Sinclair – Ballarat 96 Hayden Clifford – Geelong 99
VSC THUNDER AND UNLIMITED SEDANS Sean Lister – Victoria 2 / Redline 4 – Unlimited Sedan Lindsay Fox – Ballarat 5 – Thunder Sedan Garry Boston – Heartland 18 – Unlimited Sedan Wally Hucker – Ballarat 22 – Thunder Sedan Graeme Nugent – Redline 27 – Thunder Sedan Stephen Hodder – Redline 46 – Thunder Sedan Greg Raggatt – Redline 49 – Thunder Sedan Darren Forrest – Rosedale 55 – Unlimited Sedan Shane Stephenson – Redline 75 – Thunder Sedan
Written By Dean Thompson DMT Sports Media For Belmont Speedway Drivers Club
Emma Hutchinson gets to steer this baby this weekend in the Queen of the Mount (C) Dean Miller Photography
Kasey Garlick is hard to defeat right now in Junior Sedans (C) Vern and Jackie Parker Photography