THE Nyora Raceway will kick off its season this Saturday night, when racing for trophies and championship points begins.
The Wingless Sprints will race in round one of the Eastern Challenge, with support from the Junior Standard Saloon Gippsland Series and the Dave Maslen Memorial for Division Two Hot Rods.
The V6 Holden powered Wingless Sprints continue to be popular amongst competitors in Gippsland, with a number of new drivers this season joining the likes of Nyora’s own vice president Wayne Hurford on track this Saturday night.
Hurford, of Bass, is very much in contention to take a win at his home track to kickstart his season.
Well-known Morwell father and son team of Peter and Wayne Logue stand out as the drivers that will be most difficult for Hurford to defeat.
Both have years of experience at Nyora and in Open Wheel racing.
Throw in Leongatha’s Dayn Bentvelzen, Inverloch’s Travis Bergmeier, Clyde’s Ebony Hobson and other local area racers such as Chris Skilton, Te-Arni Perkins and Owen Bulman, and it makes for a great night’s racing against tough visiting competitors including Travis Miller and Nic Green.
This meeting’s Junior Sedan racing is the Standard Saloon variety, where depending on age restrictions, the kids can run six or eight cylinder machines.
Nyora member Bailey Perkins is fresh from victory after his last start at Rosedale Speedway and will lead the kids in a round of the ‘Stephenson Transport Gippsland Junior Standard Saloon Series’, with Jack Yeomans and Kasey Ingram amongst his challengers.
The Division Two Hot Rods are scheduled for the Dave Maslen Memorial in honour of the former Nyora club member who used to compete in the class.
For many years, the Division Two Hot Rods were one of the main acts in Gippsland Speedway.
The class is going through a rebuilding phase and may see somebody new pop up for the win.
Supporting classes also include Ladies Standard Saloons and Sports Sedans.
If you have enquiries call Amanda on
0408 076 965 and racing will begin at 6pm on Saturday night.
Nyora underway this Saturday