ONE of the world’s oldest Motorsport races is set to be decided this Saturday night with the 76th running of the Victorian Speedcar Championship locked in for Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway.
While such a significant title is on the line, fans are asked to wear something green to support the Gillin Boys Foundation for Muscular Dystrophy Awareness.
This is the third occasion that Simpson Speedway has hosted this state title and again has attracted some of Australia’s best drivers and their teams.
With around 20 Speedcars entered there’s always been one constant, and particularly in recent years that has been star Echuca driver Travis Mills and his state record.
He’s won three Vic titles and placed second on four occasions. It took a gun American in Carson Macedo to beat Mills home two years ago at Avalon Raceway. He’s fresh from a third placing in the national title and performs very well at Simpson.
There was no Victorian championship held last year due to the Covid pandemic and this year there’ll be no Macedo, due to his racing commitments in America, so it’s a wide-open affair.
Nick Parker’s white-hot form over the past few weeks has seen him have his best season to date.
His most recent win was the Tasmanian title then add solid placings in the Beasley Memorial and the fourth and final round of the Dutton Garage Southern Speedcar Tour of which he finished second overall in the series to Mills.
There’s a host of chances to challenge and it should again make for a cracking Speedcar battle.
Round 5 of the TJ Chassis Stampede for Formula 500s sees Bannockburn driver Jordan Rae in superb form and comes off the back of another win in this series last weekend at Portland.
After a slow start to his night, he would come from grid position four in the A-Main to get the lead over popular Warrnambool star Dylan Willsher with two laps to go and record another win.
Both drivers along with newly crowned Vic champion Jack Bell, Dale Sinclair, Declan Robinson, Jett Speed, Alex Ryan, Indy Rae, and last Simpson Speedway feature winner Brooke Buckingham should all challenge hard for outright honours.
A good field of Junior Formula 500s is set and all will be trying to knock off the very dominant Tyler Maggs who blitzed the field two weeks ago and score another win at Simpson.
A much-anticipated highlight to the night is popular speedway announcer Gavin White’s return to driving a Formula 500.
He will pilot Leigh Van Ginneken’s #V15 car on the provision he can raise $500 for the Gillin Boys charity.
So, Gav, as you would famously say, “The time for talk is finally finished, so saddle up, because here we go.”
On the night there will be a prize for the best dressed in green as well as donation tins and a raffle on the night with all proceeds to be donated directly to the foundation.
Aidan Freeman Photography is also running a raffle for a signed Grant Stansfield aluminium print and all cars will be running Gillin Boys stickers and Ashley Gillin will be in attendance selling merchandise.
This meeting is shaping as a fantastic night. If you’re a speedway fan you don’t want to miss this, so come and enjoy some great racing and help a very worthwhile cause.
Gates open at 4pm and racing from 6pm.
Child 12-16 $10
Child under 11-free
General Admission Tickets can be purchased at the track or online.
Please Note: As per Victorian State Government Requirements, Compulsory QR Coding will be required upon entry as will proof of Full COVID-19 Vaccination Status.