Modified sedan event at Nyora to honour one of South Gippsland’s best, plus state Mini and Lightning Sprint title this Saturday

Nyora Raceway will host the states best Modified Sedan competitors this weekend in the inaugural ‘Russell Bent Memorial’ to honour long time Corinella resident Russell Bent who passed away prior to the season starting. Bent was a long time business man in South Gippsland previously owning and operating Bass Highway Waste before handing the reigns over to his daughter Andrea and Son-in-law Russell Felsovary.

Bent was known on the race track as a determined Modified Sedan race driver often being amongst the front runners, with a second in the Victorian state title for Modified Sedans at Mildura in the 16/17 season his last major result. Bent has left behind a tremendous Speedway family. His widow Glenda a terrific race driver herself many years ago, his son’s Simon and David more than handy behind the wheel as is his son-in-law Russell Felsovary. Plus, grand children Shona and Seth Bent also competing in recent years carry on the legacy Russell started.

With the memorial doubling as a state series points event, it is expected that the best drivers available from Victoria will be in town to compete on Saturday with Brody Chrystie, Martin Hawson, Daniel Simpson, Matt Nelson, Wade McCarthy, and Victorian champion Kye Walters, just some of the drivers to watch.

Sharing co-billing as the top events is the annual Mini and Lightning Sprint Victorian title for the very quick open wheelers with mostly bike engines of around 1000cc whilst car engines are still amongst racers choices. Engines are limited modification wise and are near to stock standard as they were manufactured. As recently as Nyora’s last meeting the class was only half a second slower than the Sprintcars, the Mini and Lightning Sprints will be the fastest class on Saturday night. Expect Michael Conway the winner on February the 11th to be at the front of the field with the likes of Harley Graham, Danny Stone, Luke Graham and Ally Moore.

Also competing will be the SDAV Hot Rods, Open Sedans, Junior Standard Saloons and Ladies Standard Saloons in support of the major events.

Shannon Meakins, Eddie Ivermee and Brendon Roberts are amongst the Hot Rod favourites, Nathan Miles, Harry Cecil, Beau Stuchbery, and Chase Ingram amongst the Junior Standard Saloon favourites, Victorian champion Jaimi Barber and locals Ally Morrison, Caroline Allen, Dette Miles and Victoria number three driver Katie Meyer in the Ladies Standards are drivers to watch also.

Racing begins at 4pm at Grundy Avenue Nyora at the recreational reserve.

Admission is $25 for an adult ticket, cheaper price if you buy an online ticket following procedures on the club’s website or social media page,

$15 for Aged and Disabled Pensioners, Teenagers 12 to 16 costs $15 (Also cheaper if brought prior to the event, online. Also, and kids zero to the age of twelve $5. Two Adults and two teenagers can combine for a family ticket costing just $65.

The enquiry contact number is 0428 847 888

Nyora would like to thank this season’s business partners;
B & B Retainer Walls
Burson Autoparts
Cecil Cartage
Earthlink Electrical
EZ Print
Highline Racewear
IDIGIT
John Duff & Co – Shell
Magnet Towing
Membrey’s Transport
Miles Mechanical
ML Automotive
Mornington Motors
Napier Photography
Ramsdale Wreckers
Redde Race Parts
Rip It Up Earthworks
Ripper Sticker
Russell Steel
Shannon’s Insurance
Victory Lane Racegear

NOMINATIONS
RUSSELL BENT MEMORIAL FOR TRITECH LUBRICANT VICTORIAN MODIFIED PROMOTIONAL ASSOCIATION supported by RAMSDALE WRECKERS and MECHANICAL
Kye Walters – Victoria 1
Darcy Wilson – Ballarat 5
Wade McCarthy – Mildura 6
Lachlan Fitzpatrick – Bendigo 11
Kasey Ferguson – Laang 11
Darren Cockerill – Redline 11
Will Shore – Mildura 15
Dale Hallett – Nyora 15
Dylan Barrow – Ballarat 17
Chris Reick – Avalon 18
Brody Chrystie – Alexandra 32
Daniel Simpson – Horsham 33
Andrew Dike – Nyora 37
Tristan McGraw – Corowa 38
Shaun Thompson – Heartland 45
John Dike – Drouin 51
Graham West – Bendigo – 56
Matt Nelson – Alexandra 61
Scott Angus – Nyora 71
Martin Hawson – Mildura 72
Cameron Dike – Nyora 72
Aaron Bunton – Nagambie 87
Ty Galley – Wagga 88

MINI and LIGHTNING SPRINTS VICTORIAN TITLE
Danny Stone – Victoria 1
Elizabeth Peach – Victoria 7
Dave Alie – Victoria 9
Andrew Burleigh – Victoria 17
Jason Lynn – Victoria 24
Ally Moore – Victoria 26
Maureen Sell – Victoria 27
Luke Graham – Victoria 37
Jason Alie – Victoria 50
Sam Bushe – Victoria 62
Harley Graham – Victoria 69
Michael Conway – Victoria 77

VICTORIAN SPEEDWAY COUNCIL LADIES STANDARD SALOONS
Jaimi Barber – Victoria 1?Wangaratta 8
Ally Morrison – Nyora 13
Sarah Gartner – Nyora 16
Maddie Miles – Nyora 18
Dette Miles – Nyora 34
Katie Meyer – Drouin 45
Caroline Allen – Nyora 55
Lizzi Hardie – Nyora 94

VICTORIAN SPEEDWAY COUNCIL OPEN SEDANS (Division 2 Hot Rods/Sports Sedans)
Daniel Angus – Victoria 3 / Nyora 24
Chris Aarts – Nyora 29
Trish Dike – Nyora 37
Bernie Franklin – Nyora 52
Katie Meyer – Ballarat 76
Robbie Edwards – Nyora98

VICTORIAN SPEEDWAY COUNCIL JUNIOR STANDARD SALOONS
Harry Cecil – Victoria 2
Nathan Miles – Nyora 12
Bailey Hill – Nyora 13
Beau Stuchbery – Bairnsdale 24
Zac Barwise – Colac 32
Bree Walker – Rosedale 50
Chase Ingram – Nyora 67
Liam Ingram – Nyora 76
Hunter Carey – Drouin 94
Zoe Hunt – Drouin 95

SPEEDWAY DRIVERS ASSOCIATION OF VICTORIA HOT RODS
Phil Jenkins – 3
Eddie Ivermee – 6
Brendan Roberts – 7
Andy Kemp – 13
Kali Hovey – 22
Tony Green – 34
Shannon Meakins – 84
Allan Borradale – 93

Ends Release

Media written by DMT Sports Media – Dean Thompson

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