Laidlaw Set For National Title Campaign

by | Jan 22, 2019 | Latest News

Author : Jason Crowe – SSA Media

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