Grafton Speedway ready to go

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Speedway action for the 2022/23 season will commence at Grafton Speedway on Saturday. Picture: Matthew Paul Photography

Following a busy off-season that has seen numerous track improvements undertaken, Hessions Auto Parts Grafton Speedway is going to blast into action with this Saturday night’s 2022-23 season opener.

During the off-season, Grafton Speedway promoter Mick Corbett and his team were hard at work making a range of big track improvements, such as new track lighting.

“It’s been a massive off-season and although we have had to delay last month’s season opener, the track is looking great and we are all ready for what we hope is going to be a huge season,” enthused Corbett.

“We are heading into our fourth season as Grafton Speedway promoters, and we are very proud of the fact that we have grown with every passing season, so hopefully we can continue that this coming season and be able to help take the race fans’ experience to another level.”

For Saturday night’s season opener, the popular V8 Dirt Modifieds headline the program with a strong 15-car field – including five-time Australian Champion Kevin Britten from Brisbane in Queensland.

The likes of locals Andrew and Taylah Firth, along with Brock Gardiner and Scott Quirk, are also likely to be front-running contenders around the 400-metre track.

Joining the V8 Dirt Modified on the season opener program as headlining acts are the hotly contested Wingless Sprint class. Regarded as one of the most competitive classes in Australian speedway, the Wingless Sprints always put on a show and likes of Jacob Jolley and David Eggins.

The support program is going to consist of the RSA Street Stockers, Production Sedans, RSA Four Cylinder Sedans, Legend Cars and SSA Junior Sedans.

This Saturday night’s season opener at Grafton Speedway is the last event on the first annual Coffs Coast Festival of Motor Sport.

The racing action will begin at 5pm and the gates will open at 3pm.

Grafton Speedway is part of the Grafton Showground, which is located on 208 Prince Street in Grafton, NSW.

 

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