Valvoline Raceway - Ultimate Sprintcar Championship

News

Murray Bridge Speedways news.

Double Deal Late Model feels at Valvoline Raceway



The ground pounding Late Model sedans will face a double dose of Valvoline Raceway action this Saturday night with not one but two main events scheduled around the 460m clayway.

When their main event was unfortunately cancelled due to a serious Sprintcar crash on October 14 the Late Models were given an opportunity to ‘double up’ on the November 4 event and teams have jumped at the chance to put their cars and themselves to the absolute limit.

High flying Sydney businessman Bruce Mackenzie makes his 2017 debut to add some spice to the 17-car line up and being one of the most improved drivers in the class last season he’ll be pumped to come back in time for the double deal.

Somehow squeezing his racing program in between all of his international commitments with his thriving Time Target business Mackenzie raced briefly in the USA earlier this year before handing ‘the keys’ to his mate and handy Queensland racer Rodney Pammenter for the rest of the swing.

There are several drivers looking to top opening round feature winner Ryan Fenech including first night arch-rival Clayton Pyne, Sydney veteran Darryl Grimson, Sydney quiet achiever David Doherty, the often surprising Hickey clan Dean, Michael and Katelyn, livewire newcomer Brad Giffen, Newcastle family racer Tim Bink and Sydney gun Ben Nicastri to name a few.

6 MACKENZIE Bruce
9 PYNE Clayton
12 GRIMSON Darryl
15 CARRIG Robert
22 KIME Darrell
23 CASSIDY David
25 DOHERTY David
28 GOMAN Brad
29 FENECH Ryan
41 BINK Tim
51 HICKEY Michael
67 BORG Ed
90 HICKEY Katelyn
91 HICKEY Dean
96 WHITE Bruce
99 NICASTRI Ben
181 GIFFEN Brad
219 LUTIGER Blake
The always hectic Legend Cars make their next appearance at VR and the ripping little rockets consistently provide some of the most competitive racing of all the classes.

Recently Australia cemented its position as a major superpower in the world of Legend Car racing with several of our Aussies wreaking havoc and winning the biggest dirt Legend Car events in the USA.

Winning a main event at Valvoline Raceway in Legend competition is never an easy option and this Saturday’s line-up is further evidence of how tough it really is with 38 cars entered.

1 AU ARNOLD Glen
2 N ELLIOTT Matt
2 A BOLTON Troy
3 N PASCOE Hayden
8 A BENNETT Scott
10 N DAVIES Jake
11 N GOODWIN Bailey
11 A MORSE Zane
13 N FRASER Grahame
14 N GOODGER Dylan
15 A HESSENBERGER Warrick
17 N DA PALMA Keanu
18 A BROERS Andrew
18 N MCKENZIE Clinton
19 N CAMILLERI Liam
20 N KANE Kirsten
22 A HOLDSWORTH Jarred
23 A BROERS Anthony
27 N CASSIDY Paul
29 N KELLY Adam
31 N JEWELL Cameron
32 N CAMERON Steve
38 N PARKER Adam
41 N MITCHELL Glenn
44 N GRIFFIN Jacob
48 N WILLIAMS Tyson
52 N BOND Stuart
55 N WALLIS Scott
57 A MORSE Alec
59 N MORRIS Dan
69 N CAMILLERI Nathan
71 N YOUNGER Shane
74 N PETERSON Chris
89 N HEATON Liam
96 N ROWELL Dalton
97 A ROONEY Sean
99 N KEANE Scott
105 N DUCKWORTH James

Speedcars return Saturday night with Bungendore second generation hard charger Michael Stewart aiming to continue his three-win streak and get into some rare air if he’s able to achieve this.

Attempting to cut short that remarkable victory run will be a range of Sydney veterans and newcomers alike including the always hectic veteran Darren Jenkins, the always quick and often successful Matt Jackson, the much-improved Robert Mackay who scored a well deserved podium finish in his last start here and electrifying youngsters Reagan Angel and Kaidon Brown to name only a couple.

More nominations may well be received in addition to the below list before Saturday.


3 JENKINS Darren
5 HASSAN Andy
21 MACKAY Robert
27 ANGEL Reagan
40 ROOKE Gary
41 MACKAY Jordan
51 STEWART Michael
54 DAY Alan
76 JACKSON Bob
97 BROWN Kaidon
97 JACKSON Matt
98 HALL Jay


Saturday night will see the return of the crowd-pleasing Fender Benders in an emotional return to the venue for the first time since the recent sudden passing of one of it’s favourite sons in Chris Chaffey.

“Chaff” will be sadly missed when the mighty Benders roll up for action this year with one of the crowd favourites “the Big Red Car” being driven by his daughter.

For the first time this season the Formula 500’s make their appearance and after some of the racing they put on last year many are excited about the action from the pocket rockets.

This Saturday’s action will kick off at 4.40pm with the first Legend Car heat race.
Gates open at 2pm.
Valvoline Raceway is located at 21 Wentworth Street Clyde.
Phone: (02) 9637 0411.

Adults $30
Pension $20
Juniors (13-15yrs of age) $15
Family Pass (2 adults and 2 juniors) $70


Upcoming Events