Redda is a little busy on race night. He jumps from his V8 Truck into his Street Stock EL Falcon and goes again. He started racing with Richard Bansemer in a TE Cortina as a junior at age 17, and obviously loves racing because he has now raced for half his life!
This is new to Steve. Not Speedway, but the Wingless Sprint!
Up until just before christmas, Steve was in a 3 Litre Sedan. I’m told these are a step up from the Limited Sportsman but closer related to a Sprint Car. They have big fat tyres and the modern suspension used by Sprint Cars. The engines are limited to a stock Commodore V6 and all the cars in the Wingless Sprint class are pretty much the same. So winning comes down to driver and set up of the car.
Jock Baker is all smiles. I met him in the workshop and up high is a Trophy Cabinet that is full. He tells me he has a pool room at home that has quite a collection as well.
Jock’s pretty good at this speedway thing. He is the current Victorian Title holder for the Limited Sportsman class. Number 1 in Victoria and Number 2 in South Australia, due to a mistake that put Jock into the wall, but he still bounced back to come Second.
Jamie, the Rev-headed nerd. The maverick, who has something different out on the track. Most people race Commodores and Falcons, but Jamie wanted to have something a little different.
Jamie has a Nissan Skyline racing in Street Stocks. The rule book allowed for it, so over two years he built one. He purchased a car that was partly built, but Jamie being the perfectionist he is, changed things to make sure it was the way he wanted it to be.
I wasn’t sure if I was at the right address; but as I walked further towards the workshop I could see a collection of Falcons and Commodores, either waiting their turn or had their turn on the track!
Richard and Emma currently share a VY Commodore in the Street Stock class. The Street Stock class basically means it is pretty much the same car that is driven on the road. The body is stripped bare, and all safety cages and equipment installed, but the engine and running gear is ‘street stock.’