Final show of the season for Wangaratta City Raceway

This Saturday night Wangaratta City Raceway, the North East’s number one Saturday night motorsport venue will wrap up its season with a number of featured events including the final running of the Darren Levy Memorial for Sports Sedans with over thirty entrants in that field alone. Add in a feature for the Junior Sedans, the Ladies Sedans and series rounds for the Junior 1200cc Sedans, Production Sedans and the Grand Prix Midgets and it makes for a heck of an entertaining night.

With a season long state series for Sports Sedans concluding this weekend at Wangaratta in the final round of the Darren Levy Memorial, a terrific and fitting list of strong competitors have nominated to compete and try to win the final event ever for the memorial. Darren was a local racer from a local racing family with strong ties to the Wangaratta speedway club. He is dearly missed by his family and remembered fondly by those that knew him in the speedway circles.

Competing for the honours of winning the final memorial event is a large list of Alexandra club members, known as the strongest of Sports Sedan clubs. Robert Garlick from Healesville currently leads the series points from club mate Dale Smith and those two will go at this weekend to try to secure the overall victory in the state series. At the same time drivers such as Wangaratta member Felicity Roycroft who has competed at the previous two rounds of the memorial series, is looking to tie up an overall memorial season victory and then there the drivers that just want to win that include and is not limited to Warrick Howie, Corey and Caleb Lincoln, Jay Nicolaisen, Nathan Shortis, Rob and Jamie Lock, Brendan Harper, Matthew Brooks, Luke Fallon and Josh Service.

You will not want to miss this final event honouring Darren Levy.

An annual Ladies Open Sedan feature event is pencilled in with the before mentioned Felicity Roycroft the favourite on paper, she recently won down in the Latrobe Valley at Rosedale and all results suggest she leads the Sports Sedans and Ladies point score at Wangaratta. Jaimi Barber, Tay Cummins and Kelly Lamb are just some of the other competitors that will keep her honest at the front of the field.

Saturday night will also be the annual Junior Open Sedan feature event of the season; this event also forms a round of the state series points for the class. Victorian champion Dylan Barrow is the driver to watch picking up victory after victory for the season, however Connor Claridge, Marty Bassett, Marcus Maclean, Jacob Tinworth who has won at Wangaratta this season, Riley Balins and Michael Sayers are a long list of racers who have shown they can compete for a top five spot in this line-up and perhaps the win.

Scott Hawkins and Danny Harrison from Leeton are back in town to try to pick up where they left off after our last race meeting in Production Sedans where they went one, two in the feature. This time however two of the nation’s best ever Production Sedan racers Trevor Mills and Stephen Laidlaw are in the field and add to the local Wangaratta contingent of racers that includes Chris Lack, Chris Fitzgerald, Brendan Harper, Tom Barnard and Raymond Ussher. Whilst Mills and Laidlaw on paper look to be a likely winner, the result is far from a lock.

Grand Prix Midgets will compete in the series round they missed out on a fortnight ago when weather played havoc with the region. Local competitors Jack Ward, Shawn Ward and Terry Brown will fly the flag for the North East whilst the likes of Chris Fowler, Paul Perry and Ashley Booker all proven front runners in the class will be looking to take the win away home with them.

Arthur Hutchinson leads the entrants in the Junior 1200cc Sedan state points event this weekend with the likes of Braiden Webster, Ella Sheedy, Riley Taylor and Wangaratta based racer Bryce Leek all looking to take what would be a career boosting feature win in front of Hutchinson. Hutchinson has proven to be the best driver in the class all season and a win against him could set up the next phase of a racing career for the driver successful in doing so.

Rounding out the evening’s competition is the Standard Saloon class which will see Micheal Fleming-Robertson from the nearby Corowa Club and Wangaratta’s Shane Roycroft and Trevor Evans duelling with Matt Leek, Wayne Sheerman and Tim Hutchinson from out of town, all six are more than capable of winning this weekend.

Entry Fee to enjoy the racing is $25 per adult, $20 for Aged and Disabled Concession, $10 for Kids aged six through to sixteen, children under six free and a family ticket is $60 for two adults and three kids over the age of six.

The gates to the public open from 2pm and racing begins from 4pm.
Public enquiries can be made to 0458 889 974

On site canteen and bar facilities and strictly no BYO

Wangaratta Speedway Club wishes to acknowledge and thank their supporters including
A1 Tyre Service
Alpine Truss
Alpine Drilling
Burson’s Auto Parts
Cashiee Wangaratta
Country Concrete
Creative Designs
Edge FM
Fallon’s Bus Services
Grimshaw Signs
Jabek Transport
Jim Snowdon
Kore Concreting
Keam Fertiliser
Mundie Automotive
McDonald’s Wangaratta
McGregor Machinery
North East Fasteners
O’Loughlin Contractor’s
Robinson Truck Repairs
Rouse Transport
Solimo Towing
Snap on Albury
Vic Solimo
Tuff Tyres
Tailor Made Kitchens
Thomo’s Cash 4 Scrap
Ussher Plumbing and Contracting
Wangaratta Spring Works
Waw Credit Union
Wangaratta Club
Wangaratta Radiators
Wangaratta Brake and Clutch
Wangaratta Mazda

Bradin Claridge – Goulburn Valley 5
Marcus Griffith – Mount Beauty 7
James Woods – Wangaratta 8
Caleb Lincoln – Alexandra 9
Warrick Howie – Wangaratta 12
Zac Leeson – Nagambie 14
Tom McDonald – Mount Beauty 14
Troy Glassborow – Nyora 16
Corey Lincoln – Alexandra 19
Ian Thomsen – Alexandra 22
Aiden Copeland – Corowa 22
Joel Copeland – Corowa 23
Jason Berger – Hamilton 27
Jay Nicolaisen – Wangaratta 34
Matthew Ismail – Alexandra 40
Rob Lock – Bendigo 42
Jamie Lock – Bendigo 43
Russell Smith – Alexandra 48
Dennis Reid – Alexandra 54
Nathan Shortis – Wangaratta 55
Nick Hill – Corowa 55
Brendan Harper – Wangaratta 58
Robert Garlick – Alexandra 63
Dale Smith – Alexandra 64
Matthew Brooks – Wangaratta 65
Paul Blake – Ballarat 66
Josh Beattie – Wangaratta 72
Luke Fallon – Alexandra 77
Jamie Thomsen – Alexandra 80
Felicity Roycroft – Wangaratta 82
Garry Gapes – Goulburn Valley 84
Josh Service – Alexandra 84

Jaimi Barber – Wangaratta 12
Molly Glassborow – Nyora 16
Melissa Higgins – Wangaratta 17
Kimberley Smith – Alexandra 40
Tay Cummins – Wangaratta 69
Kelly Lamb – Goulburn Valley 77
Felicity Roycroft – Wangaratta 82
Nicole Gapes – Wangaratta 84
Bianca Ballantyne – Wangaratta 88
Chelsea Hodge – Bendigo 95
Pauline Fell – Daylesford 97

Dylan Barrow – Victoria 1
Tyiren Bailey – Corowa 4
Cooper Lack – Wangaratta 4
Connor Claridge – Goulburn Valley 5
Marty Bassett – Corowa 6
Jacob Tinworth – Hamilton 7
Marcus Maclean – Corowa 7
Riley Balins – Corowa 21
Toby Parks – Alexandra 36
Kalani Garlick – Alexandra 63
Levi Blake – Ballarat 66
Mia Lamb – Goulburn Valley 77
Macca Bunt – Corowa 85
Michael Sayers – Wangaratta 96

Trevor Mills – ACT 1
Chris Lack – Wangaratta 4
Scott Hawkins – Leeton 5
Chris Fitzgerald – Wangaratta 14
Jack Bear – Corowa 19
Danny Harrison – Leeton 24
Steven Laidlaw – Rosedale 30
Brendan Harper – Wangaratta 58
Tom Barnard – Wangaratta 69
Raymond Ussher – Wangaratta 98

Jack Ward – Victoria 4
Matt Kamolins – Victoria 5
Daniel Meredith – Victoria 8
Mark Blackeby – Victoria 10
Chris Fowler – Victoria 13
Paul Perry – Victoria 33
Shawn Ward – Victoria 44
Ashley Booker – Victoria 50
Terry Brown – Victoria 88

Libby Ahearn – Goulburn Valley 4
Braiden Webster – Alexandra 5
Tyler Claridge – Goulburn Valley 7
Ella Sheedy – Nyora 21
Dayne Murdoch – Alexandra 22
Riley Taylor – Daylesford 25
Bryce Leek – Nyora 29
Holly Hutchinson – Daylesford 80
Arthur Hutchinson – Daylesford 82

Adam Brezovik – Mount Beauty 13
Micheal Fleming-Robertson – Corowa 18
Matt Leek – Nyora 19
Scott McAuliffe – Corowa 25
Debbie Jones – Alexandra 36
Shane Roycroft – Wangaratta 44
Trevor Evans – Wangaratta 67
Wayne Sheerman – Alexandra 69
Tim Hutchinson – Daylesford 88

Ends Release

Media written by Speedcafe contributor DMT Sports Media – Dean Thompson

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