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Several drivers are chasing redemption, one is chasing a repeat victory and a whole fleet of V8 Dirt Modified stars are hoping for their first victory of the season this Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway.
The "Old School" Sprintcars format sees the two heats, fastest to the rear of the A-Main system with no qualifying with a number of the USC stars using the hit-out as a fantastic precursor to November 2's Sid Hopping Shootout.

One in particular wants redemption badly.

After starting on the front row of the A-Main in last Saturday night's USC NSW Round One affair Jessie Attard had good reason to think he had the speed and the opportunity for his career first Parramatta victory.

He was looking like a big chance too running with equal speed and aggression to that of regular front runners Sam Walsh and Jamie Veal but a mistake in turn three and four cost the youngster dearly and he spun into the wall.

He's still ruing that spin.

"I shouldn't have made that mistake, that's all there is to it," says Attard, "I've done enough laps now here in Australia and America not to make a mistake like that. I need to make up for that this time."

Attard may well throw a few different ideas at the car set up wise in a bid to top a field that includes Central Coast live-wire Alex Orr, opening night A-Main winner Daniel Sayre, Bungendore's Michael Stewart, fourth generation racer Jordyn Brazier and Queensland young gun Ryan McNamara making his 2019 debut at VR to name a few.

McNamara celebrated a career best podium finish at Archerfield Speedway last weekend and will come to Parramatta on a high with his sharp looking KRE Engines #88.

Robbie Farr, Todd Bayley and Nathan Disney both want Late Model redemption whilst Clayton Pyne wants to wrap up his second main event win of the season after victory last Saturday night.

Ben Nicastri returns to the action after missing last weekend with family commitments and he'll add serious spice to the line-up.

Todd Bayley missed last season due to engine and budget issues but returned to the front row of the A-Main last weekend only to DNF with damage after running at the front for almost the entire race.

Robbie Farr's double duties in Late Models and Sprintcars last weekend had contrast with a podium in the Sprintcar but race damage in the Late Model that put several large scars on his car and a severe frown on his brow.

The iconic Speedway jack of all trades was clearly unhappy with some of the on-track incidents and is seriously fired up about this Saturday night's Late Model return.

"The Newcastle Nightmare" Nathan Disney had a night that befitting his nickname but the larrikin lead foot from the Hunter will be back with a vengeance this Saturday night.

With their Australian Championship scheduled in February 2020 the V8 Dirt Modified stars and cars are using every opportunity to get laps in ahead of the title.

This Saturday night's field boasts former Australian Champion Scott Cannon who is without doubt one of the Hunter Valley's most gifted Speedway drivers and a man who fits his last name to a tee.

Victorian second generation racer Todd Hobson joins the predominantly NSW based line-up of the grunty V8 Dirt Modifieds and each driver in the field is looking for their first main event win of the season at "VR".

The kids-favorite Fender Benders will unleash their own unique style of motorised paint-ball with legendary Bender veteran Peter Chaffey looking to go back to back after his most recent win earlier this season.

This Saturday night is the first event held at Valvoline Raceway since the shock news on Monday that the 42 year old Parramatta icon will be forced to close and relocate in 2021 as part of a Sydney Metro train line expansion.

Speedway fans came together at the venue on Tuesday night to rally and to better understand the future ahead for the world famous and adored "Speedway by the Freeway."

Valvoline Raceway principals Barry and Felicity Waldron are not giving up without a fight despite assurances from the NSW Government on Tuesday that a new Speedway will be built to replace Parramatta.
Action starts on track from 5pm this Saturday night.

Entries include:

Old School format Sprintcars:
N3 Denis Farr
NS4 Jake Baines
Q6 Michael Rowell
N9 Lachlan Caunt
N10 Luke Stirton
NS11 Adam Hourigan
NS15 Daniel Cassidy
N16 Daniel Sayre
NS16 Ashleigh Jack
N18 Guy Stanshall
NS21 Jordyn Brazier
N24 Blake Skipper
N30 Darren Saillard
NS35 Kaitlyn Anthony
N43 Alex Orr
N52 Mark Attard
N53 Jessie Attard
NS57 Brendan Scorgie
N59 Dan Morris
N65 Brenden Rallings
N68 James Duckworth
Q69 Mick Sauer
NS71 Michael Stewart
N72 Coby Elliott
N73 Darren Salmon
N81 Graham Lagerlow
N86 Ben Atkinson Jr
Q88 Ryan McNamara
N93 Will Thompson
N95 Daniel Needham
N96 Bruce White
NS97 Luke Geering

Late Models:
SA 7 FARR Robbie
N 9 PYNE Clayton
N 11 DISNEY Nathan
N 15 CARRIG Robert
N 17 ONLEY Lachlan
N 19 BAYLEY Todd
N 28 LODGE John
N 67 BORG Ed
N 81 GIFFEN Bradley
N 90 HICKEY Katelyn
N 92 ESPENER Andrew

V8 Dirt Modified:
N2 Trevor Blanch
N4 Wayne Simpson
N13 Paul Markulin
N14 Steve Edwards
N16 Blake Eveleigh
N22 Luke Whaler
N35 Brendon Wakeman
N63 Mark Griffith
Q69 Lindsay Cornwell
N79 Scott Cannon
N81 Colin O'Toole
V84 Todd Hobson
N95 Tim Luscombe
N99 Royden Alcorn

Fender Benders:
18 FARKAS Paul
25 ELLIOTT Lorcan
28 COX Steve
29 CHAFFEY Peter
55 WHITE Neil
63 CAMPBELL Brooke
95 ATTARD Paul

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