Speedway revs up again in Grafton
SPEEDWAY racing returns to the Grafton Showground tomorrow night after a longer than normal break due to the last meeting being cancelled after heavy rain on the proceeding days.
This has gifted crews extra time to prepare for the next event, meaning tomorrow night should be one to remember.
The open wheel classes are represented by Stock Rods, Amca Nationals and Limited Sprinters.
The Stock Rods love coming down from Queensland to compete on the unique track and now view this as their home. Normal speedway rules in regard to hitting other vehicles don’t apply to this class and with drivers just keen to win, expect biffing and barging.
The Amca Nationals are always a popular class and locals Stuart Hall, Tony Blanch and Nick Stubbs are thought to be as good as any driver in Australia around Grafton’s tricky circuit.
These cars look and sound great and always put on fast races. The Limited Sprinters have been dominated by local driver Neil Lorenz this season but Will Newton and Matt Moore will look to change that.
Lorenz has been racing speedway for more than 30 years in many classes and has lost none of his enthusiasm or talent.
Matt Egan is returning to run in the Limited Sedan division alongside Geoff Hayes in their Modified Production sedans. Modified Production is an Australia-wide class and both drivers will be competitive. In a bonus for fans they will be using this event to fine-tune their vehicles.
The Stocker sedans and Junior sedans have been very competitive for many years with local drivers being successful. The surprise class of this season has been the four-cylinders, with numbers on the increase. The majority of these vehicles are front wheel drive and suit wet conditions.
Grafton speedway is owned and promoted by locals so come along to support. Gates open at 3pm and racing starts at 6pm.