A big night of racing is set for Saturday night at Kalkee’s Blue Ribbon Raceway when Horsham Motor Sports Club host the Victorian Production Sedan Title.
Only a week after the National Production Title being held in Dubbo, NSW, Wimmera speedway fans will have the pleasure of a 17 strong field of drivers battle it out for the Victorian Title.
Previous Australian champion but current Victorian, Queensland and NSW Champion, Tim Atkins will be making the long journey down from his home town of Gympie QLD in hope of defending his Victorian Championship after being disqualified last weekend when his window safety net fell down mid race.
The title race at Dubbo was brutal with only 6 of the 20 starters finishing the 40-lap race.
Regular Victorian Production Sedan drivers from across Victoria including Darren Pumpa from Portland and Lucas Condor from Ballarat will also vie for the trophy.
Another outside challenge will be the Gartner brothers, Mark and Steve from Penola. They both performed very well at Blue Ribbon Raceway in their dual registered cars when they came 1st and 3rd in the Street Stock 1000 race meeting held at Blue Ribbon Raceway earlier in April.
Also featuring on Saturday night will be the final round of the Formula 500 Stampede Series. Unfortunately their race meeting last Saturday was cancelled, but this does mean there are plenty of undamaged and well-tuned racecars ready to race this weekend.
Australian Formula 500 Champion – Dylan Willsher, along with NSW Champion – Dale Sinclair and SA Champion Jack Bell will be part of the twenty-four drivers who will put their cars through their paces. Some very quick lap times are to be expected on the new Blue Ribbon track surface.
Three Litre Sedans will be one of the support classes for Saturday night. Horsham drivers Steve Ellis and Graham Gerlach will do battle against six other visiting cars from Ballarat, Swan Hill and Rushworth.
A full field of V8 Trucks have nominated and are sure to entertain. Nominations were unfortunately low for other advertised support classes, but instead the Vintage Hot Rods have been secured and will provide some spirited racing.
Speedway fans will have a chance to meet some of the speedway drivers and have close look at their cars on display at the old United Service Station, on the corner of Wilson and Darlot Streets in Horsham Saturday morning at 10 am.
Gates open 4:30pm; Action starts at 5:30pm.