Triple Title Night at Valvoline Raceway this Saturday
Three NSW Championships will be held on the same night this Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway.
TRIPLE TITLE NIGHT will see NSW Championships fought out in Speedcars, Modlites and Lightning Sprints plus the return of AMCA Nationals and Legend Cars to round out a huge program.
Defending Speedcar title holder Nathan Smee will be looking to return serve on arch rival Adam Clarke after the Novocastrian stormed to victory in the Tim Crouch Memorial / 4th round of the Speedcar Super Series at our sister venue Murray Machining & Sheds Speedway last Saturday night.
Clarke is a three times winner of the NSW title and brings his rapid Polar Ice #29 Spike/Esslinger back ‘home’ with defending champ Smee in his cross hairs.
Smee has won this mantle twice including his debut win in 2008 and will bring the TFH Brett Thomas Spike/Inglis Chev entry back to Sydney with all guns blazing looking for back-to-back victories and three career victories.
The only other NSW titleholders active in the field this Saturday are the Jenkins brothers Darren and Troy who won their titles back in 2004 and 2010 respectively.
Darren in particular, with his rapid little Mopar nicknamed ‘the Burka’ has been in hot form this season despite his sporadic racing schedule and the Auto Electrician is hoping to put a spark into his possible second NSW title.
Promising Sydney teenager and rookie Kaidon Brown comes off the back of another strong performance interstate last weekend where he won the Dash and then finished third in the Tim Crouch Memorial at Murray Bridge.
Jason Bell will bring his hectic #82 Breka Stanton from Moree in the state’s far west to add some spice to the pot also.
A real smoky in the pack is newcomer Michael Jordan in the Dominator Engines #6. Jordan, who also runs Sprintcars in the USC NSW ranks, has been a real surprise packet in the Speedcar and could be a real chance for a podium or better.
N3 Darren Jenkins N5 Andy Hassan N6 Michael Jordan V6 Anthony Chaffey N11 Adam Wallis N21 Robert Mackay N22 Joe Lostitch S24 Clint Liebhardt N26 Jamie Hall Q29 Adam Clarke N40 Gary Rooke N41 Jordan Mackay N51 Michael Stewart N54 Alan Day N62 Dan Biner N63 Mitch Brien N65 Donald Mackay N67 Gavin Wesble Q69 Nathan Smee N71x Reagan Angel N73 Darren Salmon N76 Bob Jackson N78 Troy Jenkins Q82 Jason Bell V97 Kaidon Brown N97 Matt Jackson N98 Jay Hall N99 Jack Black
The NSW Lightning Sprint Championship will see Lismore leadfoot Kurt “The dirt” Wilson attempt back to back honours after his win in last year’s event at Gilgandra.
The second-generation racer who’s Dad Dave was a standout national champion in Street Stocks ‘back in the day’ is the current Australian titleholder also and is naturally the red-hot favourite to score the win at Valvoline Raceway.
Having said that, the regular band from the Parramatta Posse will not give in lightly and with talented youngster Jordan Binskin back in the line-up there’s another wild card in a very competitive pack.
Matt Reed would seem to be the biggest threat to Wilson’s #1 bid although Chris Davis, Brett Davies and Rodney Waters have been consistent threats to the podium this season so far.
A1 Kurt Wilson (Defending NSW #1 – 2016)? 3X Mick Hunter? 4N Chris Davis? 6N Jordan Binskin? 11N Scott Moir ? 21N Shane Cooper? 27X Craig Smith? 28X Justin Pirlo? 41X Craig Transton? 45N Pete Styles? 46N Matt Reed? 47N Danny Stone? Q48 David Van Vegchel? 50N Brett Davies? 66N Ben Morgan? 69N Rodney Waters? Q77 Keith Blatch? 78N David Atwood? Q85 Jason Rae? 99N Dean Eden
The NSW Modlites Championship is a first for Valvoline Raceway and the class has responded with an impressive 25 cars coming from Queensland, NSW and South Australia.
The weapon-fast little rocket ships have never raced at VR before and they’ll enjoy the wide-open spaces of the unique Parramatta layout.
The field is lead by current Australian champion Aaron Prosser whilst current QLD #1 Terry Leerentveld is also a big chance for an inaugural Sydney victory.
NSW Legend Car Glenn Mitchell and fellow NSW gasser Rob Swain may well be the best chance for a local victory in the very competitive field.
A1 Aaron Prosser Q1 Terry Leerentveld Q3 Chris Ruane S5 Graham Knuckey Q6 Ben Walker Q08 Wayne Donaldson N6 Trent Mclean Q9 Jake McRae N11 Glen Hoogwaerts Q12 Klinton Hancey Q18 Colin Tunnah Q27 Chris Were Q29 Troy Evans S32 Scott Webb N34 Rob Swain N35 Kenny Brooks N41 Glenn Mitchell Q49 Chris Crowe Q53 Rod Hardy Q63 Will Butler N63 Janelle Saville Q64 Nathan Polich Q66 Sean Butcher Q69 Richard Mapp Q98 Carlo Moiola