Sonic Speedway Swan Hill
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A great crowd watched some fantastic racing on Sunday evening at Sonic Speedway.
The Super Rods had a good start but in the second heat there was a large accident involving 5 cars, at one stage the infield looked like a wrecking yard. It was a top effort from these drivers and pit crews, it was fantastic to see only one car out of the five not able to make the final event. The racing of the Super Rods is always great to watch and these drivers put on a great show for the crowd with very close racing. The winner of the flag was Shawn Walsh, followed by Dale Walsh and Jason Grayland.
VSC Formulas showed some great competition, with a different driver taking each of the heats . In the final there was no way anyone was going to beat Colin Plumridge, once he got out in front no other driver was able to catch him. Quite inspiring for a driver that rolled his car last meeting, and spent time in the Swan Hill Hospital. Second to the flag in the finals was Robert Palmer, and third Damien Williams.
The V8 Super Modifieds ended up with a small field of four cars and in the finals there were only three cars and Jade Ewart took the flag with Jordie Davis Ewart second and Esther Thomson third.
Standard Saloons had a very large field and some very good challenges between our local drivers. Leighton Warburton, and Ken Higgins were looking good during the heats, but in the final Doug Carroll had other ideas and raced the best he has all year and took out the top points followed by Leighton Warburton and Ken Higgins.
The Juniors had a visiting driver who has just taken out the Vic 1Title as a Junior, and was racing in Leighton Warburton’s car that he purchased on the night. Stephen Danks was showing what he’s made of in the heats, by not allowing our juniors a chance to catch him. During the Final he was looking good out in front, but young Rhiannon Glare drove one of the best races she ever has as a Junior, once she passed Stephen Danks, he had no chance to catch her. It was great to see Rhiannon prove her worth up against the number one junior in the state, taking the win with Stephen not far behind her in second, followed by Curtis Carrison.
The Street Stocks had a great list of top drivers from within the state appear here at our last event for the Season. All the drivers fought hard with close racing all night. Scott Bull made a comeback for the first time this year. Andrew Carmichael, Paul Salau and Brad McClure and Jason Faux were looking good with some fine racing in the heats. When it came to the final Scott Bull hit the front and refused to give an inch, crossing the line ahead of Paul Salau in second, and Mildura driver Jason Faux.
The Kevin Toms Memorial of the 3 Litre Class was one of the best for fast and furious driving of the three litre drivers, that I have witnessed for a long time. With Will Lamb Vic No 1 appearing up against our local boys and three drivers from Bendigo, it could have been anyone to take out the Kevin Toms Memorial Trophy. The driving was fast and close, great racing without the drivers touching each other. Darren Jenkins made a comeback after a couple of years and was keeping up with the front runners. Once the cars started the final with Will Lamb on pole, you knew the rest of the field would have to race hard to take the flag from Will. No driver was able to match his pace and so Will took out the final with Daniel Wilson from Bendigo second, and our local driver Don Winslade third.
Next Event Presentation Night 5th July 2014
Price of Entry
Children 10 - 16 Years $5.00
Children Under 10 Free
Pensioner (Aged only ) $12.00
Family (2 Adults +2 Kids) $40.00
No Dogs allowed
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