NSW Formula 500 champion Chris Alcorn, from Kurri Kurri
NSW Formula 500 champion Chris Alcorn, from Kurri Kurri

First night at the speedway



GRAFTON Speedway kicks of the 2005-2006 season tonight at the Showgrounds. It is the first meeting of an 8 event season running through to May 6. Our first race tonight includes the fabulous Formula 500s. These pocket rockets are one of the fastest racecars in Australian speedway. Tonight we are fortunate enough to have current NSW Champion Chris Alcorn. Chris hails from Kurri Kurri, and has been racing Formula 500s for 20 years. Chris's racecar is powered by a RG 500 Suzuki. Another exciting Formula 500 driver is Singletons Michael Baxter. Michael has been racing for 11 years and also uses an RG 500 powerplant. Last season Michael won the series that was run around NSW, including rounds at Grafton and at Lismore. Other classes running tonight will be the AMCA's, Limited Sedans, Stockers and Streeters, 4 Cylinders and Juniors. For the kids, we have a fantastic fireworks display. Gates will open at 3pm and racing will start at 6pm.



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