Season Fast Approaching

Wahgunyah set to sizzle the season.

Wahgunyah Speedway is getting prepared for a big season with some great feature events to highlight the year, the committee have worked hard to get a workable calendar together to suit drivers as they plan their campaign’s.

The first meeting is set down for Saturday 28th December 2019, the committee have opted to move this event from the traditional Boxing Day meeting to best suit families over the Christmas break and allow all to enjoy family time.
Headlining this meeting will be the always entertaining lady racers with the annual VSC Open Ladies “Queen of the Murray”, the SSA Production Sedans will be on show to compete for the “Noel McGrath Memorial” and the third feature on the night will be the VSC Sports Sedans “Grand Slam”.
These features will be supported by local classes GOSA (Goulburn Ovens Sedan Association), Standard Saloons, VSC Unlimited Sedans and VSC Open Juniors. This is sure to be an incredible opening show and if the old jolly fella in red is not too exhausted, he may even make an appearance.

Australia Day (Sunday 26th January) is locked in for our second show with the VSC Unlimited Sedans headlining this meet in their first feature event on the wide open spaces of Wahgunyah in the inaugural “River Rampage”, in an effort to attract a good field for this show the club and a sponsor (To Be Confirmed) will be putting up some coin to create a spectacular show.
The other feature that will be run on Australia Day is the “Colin Young Memorial” for GOSA, this is a highly sort after trophy that every GOSA driver would like to have in the trophy cabinet and we know how good a show these guys put on. Supporting these features will be local classes Production Sedans, VSC Sport Sedans, Standard Saloons, VSC Open Ladies and VSC Open Juniors.

Wahgunyah take a break during February but come back on Saturday March 21st with a ripper show where the Victorian GOSA Title will be run and won along with the “Bob Bailey Memorial” for Production Sedans, Bob’s race is back in March where it first started and this should help attract drivers who will be in the prime of their season.

Supporting classes for this event are VSC Sports Sedans, VSC Unlimited Sedans, Standard Saloons, VSC Open Juniors and Open Ladies.

The action continues on Saturday May 2nd with the return of the big V8 Super Sedans, and the annual “Lachie Howie Memorial” for Standard Saloons, sadly the Howie Memorial was lost in the 2018/19 season due to rain and a poor car count for the support classes resulting in a cancelation.
The QA Kitchens “GOSA 1000” is also set to be run on the card and is a hotly contested event every year. Support classes on the night will be VSC Sports Sedans, Production Sedans and VSC Juniors.

The final meeting for the season is our annual June long weekend show which has now been moved to the Sunday (June 7th) and will be an early start of 1pm, this show will be huge with a lot of visiting classes finishing their season with us.
After an epic Victorian Title last season, the mighty Legend Cars have insisted on returning to Wahgunyah to run their Victorian Title again next season, all the drivers that were in attendance last year couldn’t speak more highly of the event which is a big feather in the cap for the club.
Just like the Legend Cars the AMCA Nationals love the event last season and will return with a bigger car count to compete for the “Vic vs NSW” shield.
The SDAV Hotrods have locked the date in again to return for another run and they can’t wait to get back. Production Sedans will once again compete in the “Wahgunyah 1000”, and yet another feature event that is sure to entertain is the Victorian Title for GP Midgets, with the support of GOSA and VSC Open Juniors this show will again be the highlight of an action-packed season at Wahgunyah Speedway.

So, strap yourself in Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, we are set for a big year.

Written by Brett Balins
BB Motorsport Promotions

26th/27th/28th January 2017

To say that the 2017 National Production Sedan Title at Wahgunyah Speedway last Friday and Saturday night was a sensational event would be quite the understatement, and it was highlighted by a popular 1-2 finish for the locally-based father and son duo of Trevor and Jacob Mills.
The 2017 National Production Sedan Title, which was supported by Corowa Food 4 U / Ricky D’s Pizza - Corowa / Winton Motor Raceway and Maverick Marine - Corowa, resulted in the Mills duo, from nearby Corowa, dominating in front of their home crowd.
It was a fitting end to what was a fantastic two nights of racing from the Production Sedan class that attracted drivers from around the country. All of the action was witnessed by large crowds throughout Wahgunyah Speedway’s maiden attempt to host a National Title.
After qualifying towards the front of the field for the National Title deciding feature race, Trevor Mills, who had started from position four, used every ounce of his experience to get to the front in the early laps. Once out in front, he was able to rely on his experience to set the pace around the 610-metre track and went on to score an unchallenged win. For Mills, this was his first National Title success in his 30-year speedway career.
[National Title Podium L to R Rod Musarra Kane McDaimid Trevor Mills Jacob Mills and Stephen Laidlaw]
Making it an emotion-charged 1-2 finish was Trevor’s son and 2011 National Title holder Jacob Mills in second. Like his dad, Jacob, who had started in position five, quickly moved into second and that was where he stayed all the way through to the fall of the chequered flag. Mills certainly had to fight hard throughout the 40-lap distance to hold on to second and complete the historic 1-2 family finish.
Behind the Mills duo in third place on the podium was Kane McDiarmid. The Western Australian-based racer, who finished second in last season’s National Title, had started from position three, but he showed great pace during the race and certainly kept Jacob Mills honest, as they battled over second for the majority of the race.
Heading into the feature race, Victorian Stephen Laidlaw was the form driver and therefore started from pole position. In the early stages of the feature race, the veteran made a rare mistake and spun out in turns three and four. As a result, the two-time National Champion (2002 and 2003) was sent to the rear of the field. Another form driver was 2010 National Champion Rod Musarra (WA), who was also sent to the rear early on after contact with Jacob Mills while they were battling for a podium spot. Both Musarra and Laidlaw put in solid comeback drives to finish in fourth and fifth place respectively.
The top-10 finishes were Chris Pagel (Qld), Paul Barklem (NSW), Brett Norman (NSW), Adam Wilson (SA) and Wayne Bourke (NSW). Damien McAlister (NSW), Brendan Harper (Vic), Raymond Ussher (Vic) and Matt Hutchinson (NSW) rounded out the remaining finishers.
Defending National Champion Tim Green (WA) had an unhappy weekend and it saw him crash out in turn four on just the third lap of the feature race. Other feature-race retirements were second highest point score and National Title surprise packet Steven Downes (NSW), Stuart Fawcett (NSW), Daniel Henshaw (Qld), ACT Champion Wes Barnes (NSW), Lindsay Manning (NSW) and Matt Vicary (NSW).
[Trevor Mills]
One of the hard-luck stories of the weekend was Mark Jennings (SA). Driving for the Albury-based Patriot Motorsport team, Jennings had qualified an impressive ninth aboard his duel-registered FG Ford Falcon for the National Title deciding feature race, but he was unable to make the start, due to an overheating engine issue.
Earlier in the night, the B main was claimed by Damien McAlister ahead of Matt Hutchinson, Manning and Harper, while the C main saw a popular win go the way of Selina Jennings (Qld) who defeated Steven Aldridge (Vic), Mal Pahl (Qld) and Gemma Laidlaw (Vic).
In the support classes, the wins were shared between youngster Cameron Pearson (Late Models), current Australia # 2 Trevor Perry (GP Midgets) and Courtney Meakins (Junior Sedans). Pearson, who is the current Victoria # 2, claimed the True Blue 1000 ahead of teammate Daniel Barton and Canberra’s Scott McPherson. In the GP Midgets for the Thunder at the Murray event, Perry scored the overall points win, and he downed Jason Crawford and Lisa Chalcraft in second and third place respectively. Despite the Junior Sedan feature race not getting run, the overall points over the two nights saw Meakins take the win. Behind Meakins were Caleb Lincoln in second and Jamie Pumpa in third.
The Wahgunyah Speedway committee would like to thank everyone (volunteers, drivers, crews, officials and spectators) for their wonderful support throughout the National Title and helping make it a sensational and memorable event.
The 2017 National Production Sedan Title was proudly supported by:
Corowa Food 4 U
Ricky D’s Pizza - Corowa
Winton Motor Raceway
Maverick Marine - Corowa
To find out more about Wahgunyah Speedway, visit their website at, contact David Walton on 0419 488 518 or follow them on Facebook by searching Wahgunyah Speedway.

Wahgunyah Speedway is pleased to announce that Ricky D’s Pizza and its associate business Corowa Food 4 You have come on board as major sponsors for the 2017 National Production Sedan Title, which will be held at the track on January 26, 27 and 28.
Corowa-based business Ricky D’s Pizza, which also contains a juice bar and offers DVD hire, is a popular pizza restaurant which offers pick up, delivery or dine-in options to satisfied patrons. Ricky D’s also recently introduced their mobile catering cart, which offers egg and bacon rolls, hot dogs and more, with a pop up café also available. Joining Ricky D’s Pizza as the major sponsor of the National Title event is mobile catering service Corowa Food 4 You, which is the affiliate business of Ricky D’s Pizza.

Wahgunyah Speedway and the Corowa Rutherglen Motorsports Club would like to acknowledge the support of our Silver Sponsor for the 2016/17 Australian Production ...Sedan Title, “Winton Motor Raceway, “The Nations Action Track”.
In recent years Winton Raceway has come along in leaps and bounds, with a very small team of dedicated people led by Wayne Williams as Operations Manager and Brett Balins as Events and Track Coordinator they have introduced lots of new and exciting things, and 2017 is shaping up to be a massive year that includes the following: V8 Supercars, Australian Superbike Championships, the Inaugural “Rockin The Raceway” Rock concert and of course the much talked about Speedway day which is to be turned into a 2 day festival of Speedway on July 15th and 16th 2017.
The Speedway Festival this year will incorporate a Speedway Swap Meet, Passenger rides, Legend Car drives and of course everyone fighting for the honour of “Quick Time”, all this in a fun filled action packed weekend.
Winton Raceway also offers other great facilities including a 1000 seat function centre, Catering for small and large groups, Circuit hire, the campground and many different forms of motorsport throughout the year.
If you would like to discuss what Winton Raceway can do for you give the office a call on 03 5760 7100.
So make sure you get on down to Winton Raceway and check out the action, you won’t be disappointed.

The 2016/17 Australian Production Sedan Title and Wahgunyah Speedway would now like to acknowledge the support of our Bronze sponsor for this major event, Maverick Marine is a local Corowa owned and operated business that provides all services boat related, the team at Maverick Marine provide the highest level of professional and friendly service with an extensive range of new and quality pre-owned vessels.
 Whether you are buying or selling, Maverick Marine's experienced sales team will ensure that you receive the advice and assistance required to make the right decision. They can do anything with nothing.
So for all your boating needs contact the boys at
Maverick Marine on 02 6033 3222.

Ricky D’s Pizza
Facebook: Ricky D’s pizza Corowa
Phone: 02 6033 2626
Address: 23A Sanger Street, Corowa, NSW

Corowa Food 4 You
Facebook: Corowa Food 4 U
Phone: 0474 038 403
Address: Honour Avenue, Corowa, NSW