PRESTIGE is again on the line at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway with the running of the prestigious Merrett Family Trophy for Wingless Sprints this Saturday night sponsored by Colac Wreckers.
An entry list of over nearly 50 cars has nominated for this annual event and it is headlined by the class’s most in form driver Chris Temby, 20, of Narre Warren South.
Temby’s hot form of late has been in both his family-owned Wingless car and the sprintcar he drives for Anthony Foster and Samantha Millar.
He is a last start winner at Simpson Speedway with a strong win in the annual Front Row Challenge for Wingless Sprints earlier this year.
At last weekend’s Wingless Sprint feature at Premier Speedway Temby showed his class to lead all 25 laps and hold off home track hero and former national champion Alex Ross with Todd Hobson coming home third.
“Just jumping from the sprintcar to the wingless I have noticed that I have that I am flat to the floor. With the sprintcar you can drive to mid-corner whereas in the wingless I can almost hold it flat and carry the speed and momentum,” Temby said.
“It’s basically two tracks put into one. I love the joint. There’s two different racing lines. I think I’ve worked out turn three and four at Simpson. It puts on awesome racing for everyone.
“Hopefully we can come out of there with another win.”
Temby’s toughest opposition should come from Todd Hobson, Matthew Symons of Simpson, Harry Ross of Warrnambool, Daniel Storer, James Wren and Chris Halesworth.
Another driver in to watch at this race meeting will be veteran sprintcar driver Brett Milburn.
Milburn who is fresh from a dominant win in the opening round of the Sprintcar Racing Victoria’s 360 Sprintcar Triple Crown Series also held at Premier Speedway last Saturday night.
He is a multiple SRA series Open 410ci champion showed his superb driving craft in the 25 lap A-Main to lead home a fast-finishing Michael Tancredi, who has had 1997 Classic champion Trevor Green acting as crew chief. These two will be among 30-plus cars and they should be hard to beat this weekend which also doubles as round five of the C&H Trucking Series.
The always popular door-banging Street Stocks will again be a must watch as 21 of them are nominated and they will go wheel-to-wheel around the famous bullring that is Simpson Speedway.
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, Proof of Full COVID-19 Vaccination Status upon entry to the venue.