• Bairnsdale Speedway fires up one more time for this Speedway season with a Super Easter Saturday show that includes the headlining Sprintcars and several important feature events that includes the Gary Bowden Cup for Wingless Sprints that honours a late and great former clubman, Keith Astrella Memorial for the Compact Speedcars honouring one of their great clubmen and the Easter Classic for Standard Saloons with support from the Division 2 Hot Rods.

    Being the last show of the season, the nominations are incredible. Eighty-eight total cars are nominated to compete with Standard Saloons providing the bulk of those numbers accommodating our local sedan racing heroes.

    The Gary Bowden Cup still attracts people that knew Gary or might have heard great things about the man. His wife Emma will be in attendance cheering on her friends in the class and just enjoying the moment that so many people care. It is going to be a difficult race to pick a winner in with the great list of racers that could win. Picking a few out we start with Todd Hobson who won the 50 Lapper at Bairnsdale this season, add to that Daryl Logue who just won at Alexandra Speedway two weeks ago. Peter Logue and Wayne Logue are also two others to keep an eye on with all three Logues from Morwell always up the front somewhere.

    Chris Temby just finished on the podium in the Victorian title and has sky high confidence whilst Matt Mills could have won our 50 Lapper however due to damage, we will never know, and he is here for redemption. Paul Drew, Scott Irons, Travis Evans, Dillon Siely, the list goes on, one thing for sure the Gary Bowden Cup will be a great race.

    In Sprintcar action another driver looking for redemption is Adam Greenwood. Greenwood was leading the last Sprintcar feature at Bairnsdale before a crash in front of him could not be avoided and he suffered damage to his car when he looked comfortable in the lead. Shane Steenholdt, Alistair Bastian, Dillon Siely who is competing in two categories on race night and David McKay another looking for a change of fortune after spinning out of the lead of the race whilst in front of Greenwood at the last show.

    Daniel Stewart is back to try and beat another field of tough competition. Standard Saloon racing is at its best in Gippsland and Bairnsdale this season has really turned it on. Daniel’s brother Shane the current Victorian champion is looking to remind his brother of that status this weekend, whilst Mitch Foster returns to Sedan racing after a long layoff, Glen Pendlebury gets back behind the wheel, Rhys Lansdown is in town and last years ‘Club King’ Josh Thomas and the Vuillermin brothers Jacob and Patrick are just some of the entries that will be slicing and dicing for the win.

    Our visiting Compact Speedcars will have night two of a double header weekend at Bairnsdale. Racing points that the club is managing combined over the two nights racing will see some great prizemoney paid out to competitors. The Keith Astrella Memorial means a significant amount to the club who dearly miss him. The number one driver in the line-up based on results over the last few seasons is Justin Paull, however Mark Hutchinson, Mark Cecil, Tania Hallett, Andrew Burleigh, Michael Conway, and New South Wales visitor Kyle Sharpe are just some competitors to keep him on his toes. Compact Speedcars is a class with engines such as bike 1050cc two valve, 1000cc multi-valve, two stoke 1060cc and 1430cc car engines.


    Closing out the line-up is the Division 2 Hot Rods who two weeks ago held their Victorian title at Bairnsdale. Leigh Mitchell who finished runner up in that event returns with Ricky Low competing for the final time (we think) in the class. Jason Seymour has been showing great speed in recent events and along with Troy Hutchison, Kane Gibson, Rob Tatterson and Peter Disher the class will provide some great racing.


    The event is the last Speedway meeting for the season with over 2000 people allowed in.
    Tickets are sold online and at the at the gate.
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    Bairnsdale Speedway is a CASH ONLY venue.


    CovidSafe Restrictions will be enforced - https://www.bairnsdalespeedway.com.au/covidsafe.html
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    The Canteen will be open for food and drinks.


    Gates will open to the public from 1pm with racing from 5.30pm. Tickets can be brought online or in cash only from the entry, no card facility available. Adult entry is $20 a head whilst aged pensioners are $15 only Children aged between 12 and 16 enter at $8 each and all children under the age of 12 enter free.


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    NOMINATIONS
    GARY BOWDEN CUP FOR WINGLESS SPRINTS
    Jason Davis – NSW 4
    Paul Drew – Victoria 5
    Daryl Logue – VX 6
    Matt Mills – VX 12
    Wayne Logue – Victoria 16
    Bree Hall – VX 27
    Adin Robertson – VX 34
    Michael Loxton – Victoria 40
    Scott Irons – Victoria 52
    Phillip Young – VX 58
    Kasey Garlick – VX 62
    Brett Pope – VX 64
    Marc Waddington – VX 76
    Travis Evans – VX 77
    Todd Hobson – Victoria 83
    Dillon Siely – Victoria 87
    Renae Eastham – Victoria 88
    Christopher Temby – VX 89
    Ben Poliansky – VX 95
    Peter Logue – Victoria 98

    VSC SPRINTCARS
    Shane Steenholdt – 5
    David Dennison – 15
    Jack Van Bremen – 16
    Anthony Snow – 24
    Michael Evans – 28
    Adam Greenwood – 35
    Mark Laity – 53
    Alistair Bastian – 55
    Ethan Bastian – 64
    Jordan Abbott – 74
    David McKay – 83
    Dillon Siely – 87
    Craig Tucker – 94
    Danny Mayson – 96

    VSC STANDARD SALOONS EASTER CLASSIC
    Shane Stewart – Victoria 1
    Daniel Stewart – Victoria 3
    Johnny Watson – Drouin 4
    Mitch Foster – Bairnsdale 5
    Glen Pendlebury – Bairnsdale 7
    Garry Charles – Rosedale 10
    Andrew Cormack – Bairnsdale 12
    Matt McDermott – Rosedale 13
    Craig Cormack – Bairnsdale 14
    Joe Haley – Rosedale 15
    Mark Borkowski – Drouin 17
    Ben Sim – Bairnsdale 23
    Shannon Overton – Bairnsdale 36
    Kane Gibson – Drouin 41
    Michael Cormack – Bairnsdale 46
    Steven Dadswell – Bairnsdale 47
    Rhys Lansdown – Nyora 47
    Josh Thomas – Bairnsdale 50
    Stephen Overton – Bairnsdale 51
    Jack Wharton – Bairnsdale 57
    Jake Vuillermin – Rosedale 59
    Shaun Cormack – Bairnsdale 62
    Troy Cormack – Bairnsdale 71
    Nigel Frew – Bairnsdale 76
    Kate Stuchbery – Bairnsdale 78
    Clinton Geer – Bairnsdale 80
    Bradley Dickson – Nyora 85
    Patrick Vuillermin – Rosedale 88
    Tim McKenzie – Bairnsdale 92
    Luke King – Nyora 96
    Bobby Devine – Rosedale 97
    Alan Danks – Rosedale 96
    Scott Roberts – Rosedale 98


    COMPACT SPEEDCARS – KEITH ASTRELLA MEMORIAL
    Mark Hutchinson – Victoria 6
    Mark Cecil – Victoria 7
    Glen Wiles – Victoria 9
    Justin Paull – Victoria 12
    Tania Hallett – Victoria 15
    Andrew Burleigh – Victoria 17
    AJ Wiles – Victoria 32
    Kyle Sharpe – New South Wales 34
    Gavin Cooper – Victoria 34
    Duane Cordina – Victoria 41
    Aaron Stubbs – Victoria 46
    Aaron Bacon – Victoria 56
    Michael Conway – Victoria 77


    VSC DIVISION 2 HOT RODS
    Leigh Mitchell – Victoria 2
    Ricky Low – Moe 5
    Jason Seymour – Moe 10
    Rob Tatterson – Moe 11
    Kane Gibson – Moe 18
    Peter Disher – Moe 21
    Troy Hutchison – Rosedale 74

    Written by
    Dean Thompson
    DMT Sports Media
    For Bairnsdale Speedway Association

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