Forty six of the best street stock pilots will roll into Hamilton this weekend to contest the VSCF Victorian Street Stock Championship and the chance to wear the coveted number 1 for the state.
Fridays program includes three sets of heats for each driver, while Saturday night sees each competitor contest two further sets of heats, and of course the all important “A” Main.
Heading the list of competitors is the defending champion, Justin Sadler in an EL Falcon, and he will be facing stiff opposition from the likes of West Australian, Jamie Oldfield, the current Australian title holder who will be driving the Richard Spies owned machine. Former Australian Champion Anthony Beare from Mount Gambier will also be another driver to watch during the event along with Mildura’s Robbie Faux.
In addition to the strong line-up of locals the interstate nominations include Northern Territorian Rod Berry, Andrew Pare from Tasmania, Jamie Oldfield and Evan Wakefield from WA, South Australian’s Anthony Beare, Jason Duell, Lloyd Wallace, Darren Brumfield and the Gartner brothers Mark and Steven and the lone New South Wales entry of Broken Hill resident Jeff Tumes.
Friday nights program also includes a visit from the Micro Sprints, who have nine entries, This will be the first time that the Micro Sprints will have appeared at Hamilton as they mainly race at venues such as Portland, Laang and Mortlake. Described as a smaller version of a F500, they run a two or four stroke motor in a purpose built frame and they are a National class.
A field of junior sedan racers will round out Friday nights program, with local lads, Brock Atkins and Jack McClure Jnr, finally getting to turn a wheel on their home track for the season.
Saturday nights program which has been brought forward to start at 5 p.m. will also be action packed, with the street stocks guys getting down to the business end of the heats and then the main event, while the Marsh Modified Sedans will be appearing with some thirteen cars, and they can always be relied upon to put the pedal to the metal, when it counts.
The other main event on the schedule is the K & C Sheds and Garages Junior Sedan Series Round, and this has attracted 35 entries, from Avalon, Warrnambool, Melbourne, Laang, Alexandra, Ballarat, Redline, Simpson, South Australia, Hamilton, Laang and Bendigo.
Racing is set to commence at 6 p.m. tonight and 5 p.m. on Saturday night, with the public gates opening at 4 p.m. weather permitting.
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