The MIXXFM, Speedway Sedans Australia, National Production Sedan Title is just days away, with Gemma Laidlaw set for another National Title campaign at the Western Speedway, Hamilton.
Competing in her third National Production Sedan Title, Laidlaw has made massive improvements since debuting at the age of eighteen. Maryborough was hard and fast racing which made me realise that if I could race that hard at every meeting, I would do better and get better results, which I have been getting better results at the end of last season and start of this season, she said.
Laidlaw has raced at Hamilton three times over the last few seasons, the first in a state title in a Senior Class, HEC Hellraiser February 2018 where she finished second in the Feature race behind her father, Stephen Laidlaw, and then in December, Gemma Laidlaw was able to win the Feature Race at the home of the National Title.
Laidlaw recently competed in the Victorian Production Sedan Title, and by her own admission, she had an up and down night.
I had an up and down night, having a good run in the first heat, got put to the rear of the field for a racing incident in heat two, before blowing the diff in heat three, all before finishing up ninth in the final. I certainly will be doing things differently, hopefully less damage and try my best to make it to the A Main, Laidlaw adds.
Laidlaw is part of a racing family and is also looking forward to the social side of the weekend.
I always love the social side of the titles, but this year I am looking forward to focusing more on myself and team and getting the best possible result we can, as coming off a win recently at the track I would love to try and make the top 10 providing everything runs smoothly, Laidlaw said.
The event is full of top drivers and Laidlaw is fully aware of the task ahead of her. There is definitely a lot of Drivers to beat, as Australian Titles always bring the best out, just hoping I can run with them this year, but for sure all the West Aussie boys and Queensland Boys will be hard to beat, as they race more often then what we do, Gemma explains.
Gemma Laidlaw would like to thank the following sponsors. Moe Engines Independent Motorsports Ramsdale Wreckers Gippsland Race and Street Mental Racewear and Graphics Michaela Bowers Photography
Speedway Sedans Australia, will as always, provide full and comprehensive coverage of the event, including updates from Scrutineering and Practice, full results of Practice on the Facebook Page and Website along with Live Audio. Race Monitor will also be in operation across the course of the weekend. Speedway Sedans Live will be available on both nights of racing, with the streaming service, live, exclusive and free on our Facebook page. All results and stories will also be found on the Speedway Sedans Australia website and facebook pages across the weekend.
Junior Sedans will race on both nights, commencing at 4.30pm EDST
Nominations in roof number order.
A1 Trevor Mills NSW N2 Andrew Cunningham NSW V3 John Calderwood VIC W4 Beau Riley WA V5 Jack Milthorpe VIC V7 Shane Hammond VIC V8 Ryan Arnel VIC V9 Shona Bent VIC N11 Rodney Anderson NSW W12 Rod Musarra WA V13 Ben Barker VIC N14 Matthew Hutchison NSW Q15 Richard Cook QLD Q17 Neil Keldoulis QLD N19 Monique Bailey NSW V21 Donald Irving VIC W22 Rick Musarra WA N23 Damien McAlister NSW N24 James Hodak NSW Q25 Selina Jennings QLD V26 Gemma Laidlaw VIC N27 Wayne Bourke NSW N28 Stephen Brencher NSW W29 Tim Maughan WA W31 Kane McDiarmid WA N32 Craig McAlister NSW V33 Stephen Laidlaw VIC V34 Adam Wilson VIC V35 Steven Aldridge VIC V37 Ryan Queale VIC V39 Lucas Conder VIC V47 Robert Aldridge VIC N49 Johnny Ralph NSW N52 Brent Croker NSW N56 Justin Hawkins NSW Q59 Joel Berkley QLD W61 Jake Blight WA N71 David Lord NSW N79 Kiel Rosevear NSW S87 Jayden Edwards SA V91 Dehne Sparrow VIC W95 Kyle Sayer WA V98 Raymond Ussher VIC V99 Pete Leonard VIC
Photo courtesy of Michaela Bowers Photography
Australian Racing Rules & Regulations 2019
Saturday, 20 April 2019, Moama VIC, Audio Channel 1
Sunday, 21 April 2019, Gympie QLD, Audio Channel 2
Speedway Sedans Australia, Audio Channel 3
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