Raceway records at risk at Blue Ribbon Raceway

READY TO RACE: Rory Button and Steve Trigg drive their Wingless Sprint Cars at Blue Ribbon Raceway last season. PHOTO: Ian Yole
READY TO RACE: Rory Button and Steve Trigg drive their Wingless Sprint Cars at Blue Ribbon Raceway last season.
PHOTO: Ian Yole

The Blue Ribbon Raceway speedway starts tomorrow night with two events which feature Sprint Cars. The Wingless Sprints are said to be very quick. Club officials believe track records may be broken with a fast track and drivers keen to do well at the start of the season.

The Wingless Sprintcars were regulars at Horsham last season. Expect to see big performances from drivers such as Steve Trigg, Brad Warren, Rory Button and Steve Hodder tomorrow night. The other sprint cars are a blast from the past – The Classic Super Modified Sprintcars.

The Dimboola Traders are sponsoring up and coming junior drivers in a feature which will be hotly contested. Junior talent Gemma Horrocks will compete in that race.
Horrocks had a fantastic season last year and with another year of experience under her belt, will be looking to stand on the podium tomorrow night.

The Three Litre / Production race always presents close competitive racing. Matt Gerlach and Brett Luy will be at each others heals again this season but throw in a wildcard.

The club is excited to see the return of former driver champion Steve Ellis. Ellis has been out of racing for a while but will be certain to be on the tails of Gerlach and Luy as the season progresses.

The women’s events should see Kristy Yole and Emma and Catherine Wilkens do well.

Other events on the night will be the V8 trucks which put on a good show. Wes Bell should be back on track, hoping to get the better of hard charging young driver Luke James.

People around the Wimmera are encouraged to come along to the Blue Ribbon Raceway on Kalkee Road, about 15 minutes from Horsham. The gates will open to the public at 4.30pm.

Racing will start after 5.30pm.

For more details about speedway and the coming race meeting visit the clubs website, www.blueribbonraceway.com.au