After the recent cancellation of the Speedway Sedans Victorian Super Sedan Title shortly into the event at Rushworth Speedway by the Chief Steward due to the unsafe condition of the track the State Body has made the following decisions after consultation with the Goulburn Valley Auto Club.
The Speedway Sedans Victoria Super Sedan Title will now be hosted by Premier Speedway Club at Sungold Stadium, Warrnambool on 30 March, 2019. This event will be preceded the night before by a feature at Borderline Speedway, Mount Gambier, some 185 kilometres away which will allow teams to capture a good amount of quality racing in one weekend. Premier Speedway Club Manager, David Mills stated that he was pleased for the venue to be able to host the Title and together with the Super Rod Cup, Legend Cars and Street Stocks programmed that it will be a very good night of racing.
It has been twenty years since Warrnambool has hosted a Victorian Super Sedan Title when Morwells Peter Logue took this event out the year after the same venue hosted the Australian Super Sedan Title which saw current driver Mick Nicola win in fine style. Many die hard sedan fans will remember this spectacular event if only for the pole shuffle style format when John Leslight of Queensland challenge driver after driver to race his Pontiac from the rear position of the grid to the front row before the race commenced. State Super Sedan Representative and former track operatorTerry White stated that the move to Premier Speedway is in the best interest of the class and spectators to showcase the class and this event.
The Speedway Sedans Victoria Modified Sedan Victorian Title will now be hosted by Horsham Motor Sports Club at Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham on 6 April, 2019.
Speedway Sedans Australia CEO Greg Lynd stated that Horsham Motor Sports Club did a terrific job last year when they hosted the prestigious Australian Championship for this class. Horsham Motor Sports Club were very pleased that they were able to pick up this flagship event at this stage of the season after their very successful Australian Championship that the Club hosted last year. Current Super Car driver Cam Waters took this event out convincingly on the night. Waters father Chris based out of Mildura was also a very successful driver in this category over many years.
Victorian Modified Sedan Class Representative Greg Atkins is hopeful that current Victorian Champion Aidan Raymont will make the trip down from Queensland to defend his crown. Raymontis a good, hard driver that will leave nothing on the track. He makes our Victorian drivers work harder. Horsham worked out very well for the class last year and will be a great host of this event in April, Atkins said.
This event has already attracted interest from interstate competitors with hard charger Jakobe Jetson from Tasmania making the trip to compete in a local Victorian based car for the event.
Speedway Sedans Victoria President Rod Meakins stated that whilst having to move these Victorian Titles at this stage of the season is unfortunate that it is in the best interest of the State, the Classes and the Spectators and it was a decision that Speedway Sedans Victoria did not take lightly but ultimately it had to be done to ensure that these two premium sedan classes were showcased as they needed to be for these events.
Speedway Sedans Victorian now looks forward to their next event on 15 and 16 March at Timmis Speedway, Mildura for the Victorian Street Stock Title. This event has attracted some 86 entries and will be conducted the weekend after the new Australian Champion will be crowned at the Speedway Sedans Australia Street Stock Championship at the same venue.
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