SPEED KING: Local Jai Stephenson, the new V8 Dirt Modified Australian Champion, will be competing in the V8 Dirt Modifieds event tonight.
SPEED KING: Local Jai Stephenson, the new V8 Dirt Modified Australian Champion, will be competing in the V8 Dirt Modifieds event tonight.

It's Holden versus Ford at speedway

IT'S Holden versus Ford in motorsport's classic confrontation when drivers battle out the NSW Production Sedan Championship at Trevan Ford Grafton Speedway tonight.

Competitors from the host state and Queensland will race for honours over a series of heats in the build-up to the championship final.

"Australian speedway sedan racing - almost since its infancy in the 1960s - has featured these clashes as Holden and Ford have been the preferred choice of car to race on the speedway," Promoter David Lander said yesterday.

"The Production Sedan class is no exception and we will have the Holden Commodores and Ford Falcons going hard at it. That should provide plenty of interest as some of the cars are later model Commodores and Falcons which lends itself to some strong competition."

The GM brand clearly outnumbers the blue oval product on the entry list.

One of the drivers representing GM is Australian Production Sedan Champion Tim Atkin, who will race a VS Commodore.

One of the pre-race favourites, Russ Cowley from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, will drive a BA Ford Falcon in the NSW Championship.

The Production Sedan event shares the billing with the V8 Dirt Modifieds contesting the second and concluding round of the Mr Modified Series, which was washed out from the December 27 fixture.

Tony Dunn, who regularly competes at the Grafton circuit, is the championship point leader but will face some tough opposition, especially from local ace Jai Stephenson.

Stephenson will make his first appearance at the venue as National Champion after winning the Australian title in Victoria last month.



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