Speedway action continues this Saturday night at the Murray Machining & Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway this weekend (October 20) with the first Sportsman Meeting of the season. The event will feature a wide variety of race cars ranging from the open wheeled Wingless Sprints to the up and coming stars in the Junior Sedans. In addition to the current day race cars the night will also include an opportunity to reminisce as the Classic vehicles of years gone by will take to the 360 metre in a series of Spirited Demonstrations.
The Wingless Sprints will provide the biggest field of the night with 17 entries including opening night winner Matthew Kennedy, who will be hoping to continue with the pace he showed three weeks ago. Joining Kennedy as a pre-event favourite will be Jake Ashworth, who finished third at the season opener. Other drivers to keep an eye on will include regular 360ci Sprintcar drivers Jarman Dalitz and Cody Atkins, Brett Ireland, Mick Barker, Brad Evans and Renee Pestka.
Several Mildura based drivers will also make the tow down to Murray Bridge including Anthony McMillian and Jason Bolitho.
The Formula 500 racing should also be quite entertaining with Whyalla racer Angelo Karoussis also looking for back to back victories but the likes of Bordertown’s Patrick Merrett, Brad Stell, Lockie Cates, and locals Corey Jones and Brendan Zadow will be trying their best to stop the #27 from getting back to Victory Lane.
The final two racing categories on the program will be the Junior Sedans and the Street Stocks, with the latter being a late addition, have both attracted 11 entries.
The Junior Sedans will be enjoying their third run of the season with the entry list being headed by last weekends runner-up Nathan Thorne and opening night winner Kirra-Lee Pitcher while the Street Stocks should be a shootout between Nigel Reichstein, Phil Watson, Darren Flatman and Matt Maynard.
Event Details – Sportsman Meeting – October 20, 2018 – Wingless Sprints, Formula 500’s, Junior Sedans, Street Stocks, Classics.
Gates open 3pm - On-track action from 5pm Tickets at the gate or online from www.speedwaytickets.com.au... Adults - $20 Concession - $15 Juniors 13-15 - $10 Kids Under 12 - FREE Family - $50
NOMINATIONS - Saturday, 20th October WINGLESS SPRINTS -17
S2 Jake Ashworth S11 Normie Moore S21 Matthew Kennedy S24 Aaron Doe S28 Renee Pestka S33 Brad Evans S37 Anthony McMillan S52 Jason Bolitho S53 Nicole Southby S55 Jarman Dalitz S57 Patrick Monaghan S71 Brett Ireland S76 Cody Atkins S77 Mick Barker S82 Greg Cunningham S91 Mike Fox S96 Tamika Pitcher
FORMULA 500S - 11
S6 Joe Mercorrella S7 Chris Pinchbeck S11 Nathan O'Shea S17 Lockie Cates S27 Angelo Karoussis S21 Richard Schmidt S33 Brad Stell S64 Patrick Merrett S72 Corey Jones S73 Brendan Zadow S85 Chris James
STREET STOCKS – 11
S2 Anthony Buchanan S9 Andrew Hardacre S14 Nigel Reichstein S17 Carey Weston S19 Phillip Watson S22 Darren Flatman S49 Aaron Tyler S62 Trae Ballantyne S55 Matt Maynard S82 Tori Tilbrook S101 Ashlee McEwin