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 www.wahgunyahspeedway.com, 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
Website: www.rickydspizza.com.au
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

26 December 2016



STORMIN NORMAN THE NOEL MCGRATH MEMORIAL WINNER AT WAHGUNYAH SPEEDWAY

Boxing Day Speedway action at Wahgunyah Speedway managed by the Corowa – Rutherglen Club out smarted the weather predictions when they were able to compete their show with a little re-organisation allowing Brett Norman who had travelled from Young, NSW to Wahgunyah to pick up a big feature win in the Noel McGrath Memorial for Production Sedans.
A full support program included victories for Warrick Howie in Standard Saloons, Corowa racer Ross Maclean in the Goulburn Ovens Sedans, Shane Kruger whose Grandparents were amongst the earliest racers at the old Wahgunyah track won the Sports Sedans & Toby Carmichael a new club member at Corowa won the Junior Sedan Rising Star Challenge first round.
Production Sedan racing for the Noel McGrath Memorial attracted competitors from Young, Dubbo, Canberra, Wagga, Leeton, Moruya, Corowa & Victoria. Western Australian champion Stephen Laidlaw was the top dog in the field on paper, however it would be Wagga racer Jason Boardman who got the best start possible in winning the first heat race of the night.
Laidlaw followed up with a win in his first race in his new car finished through Christmas whilst Raymond Ussher from Wangaratta won the third heat race before Norman won the fourth qualifier and Lindsay Manning from the Leeton club the final heat race.
The twenty lap feature race got under way whilst the venue was still concerned with the threat of rain interfering with the race having earlier caused a massive re-shuffle in the program in order to get to the finals as quick as possible.
Norman, Manning, Andrew Cunningham (Leeton), Ussher & Brad Hutchison from Gippsland were all competitors in the mix early, with Norman & Manning particularly strong. Manning’s hard charge was brought undone by a spin and he was ushered to the rear of the field to try and catch back up to the front, whilst Cunningham had a tough night mechanically and parked his machine in the retirement bay infield.
Hutchison threatened Norman then drifted back and had to hold back Ussher before creeping forward again in his quest for a win catching up with Norman. At the drop of the chequered flag at twenty laps, Norman had come away with the win and bragging rights at the venue before the Australian title. Ussher finished second then Hutchison, Brendan Harper from Wangaratta Club & Paul Barklem from Wagga.
The Rising Star Challenge for the Junior Sedans attracted six competitors with Carmichael travelling from Swan Hill way to the track & Bailey Perkins from Gippsland. Carmichael won the first qualifying heat race whilst Perkins took a win in the second. A great stoush between Carmichael & Perkins entertained the race fans before front end damage to Perkins car put him out of the race. Carmichael went on to win from Daniel Powell, Will Heiner, Ashleeh Bunt & Zac Twomey.
Warrick Howie took to the wheel behind the Brendan Eames owned Standard Saloon & he took a clean sweep of the nights results by winning both heat’s before taking a strong victory in the final ahead of Micheal Fleming-Robertson, Daniel Joosten, Yarrawonga driver Trevor Evans & Kenneth Mankey from Benalla.
A strong & balanced field in the Sports Sedans had the pre event potential of any one of six drivers a realistic chance of winning the day. Martin Heiner the Mount Beauty Speedway Club President won the first race before Liam Powell took a win in the second. After the rain had interfered with the venue the drivers came back out to a very racy final heat in which Shane Kruger took the win.
The final then turned out to be an absolute procession for Kruger who had the perfect set up for his machine and he monstered the rest. Kruger was a massive three hundred metres in front of the field at one stage, before a caution brought him back to the pack for a re-start. He again tore the field to shreds and went on to win from Liam Powell, Josh Servvice, James Powell & Marcus Griffiths.
Rounding out the results was the Goulburn Ovens Sedan Association where Clint Henderson won the first qualifier from Ross Maclean the Victorian Champion with Nathan Shortis the third qualifier winner.
In the final the track was perfect for Henderson and he set about showing everybody as he led Maclean & Shortis. Troy Frost then put himself into the picture as he broke away from Scot Calendar & David Walton. Henderson as the laps started to wind down then had a mechanical breakdown and he drifted to the back of the field and off the track leaving Maclean to march on out front. Shortis tried to match it with Maclean, however the Victorian champ once again was once again that little bit faster than the Victoria # two driver Shortis and they crossed the line first and second with Frost third, Calendar fourth and Walton in fifth place.
Wahgunyah Speedway return to action now at Australia Day weekend with the biggest event the club has ever held, the Australian Production Sedan title with fifty competitors vying to be national champion in the Production Sedan class supported by Junior Sedan racing from the national governing body, Grand Prix Midgets and Late Model Sedans the big powerful V8 machines across two racing days.
Practice for the Australian title is on the 26th of January with dinner and a Calcutta that night following the practice in the nearby Wahgunyah Football Club rooms. Racing begins on the 27th a Friday night whilst concluding on the Saturday where the national title will be decided. If any race days are affected by weather and a need arises then Sunday could be used to finish off the event.
Corowa - Rutherglen Speedway Club is proudly supported by:
QA Kitchens
Dunkley Panels
McLardy McShane Insurance & Financial Services
Milthorpe Transport
Winton Motor Raceway
Corowa’s Food For U
Ricky D’s Pizza
McCardy Motors
Corowa Upholstery
Corowa Furnishings
Dawson’s Haulage
Stevo’s Painting Services
Celebrations Wahgunyah
Hartnett Transport
Heritage Motor Inn
Upton’s Steel Supplies
All Day Electrics Rutherglen
All About Window Tinting Lavington
Corowa Kitchens
Marshall Batteries
Cofield & Co Plumbing
Corowa IGA
Rod Stone Automotive
Max Maclean Building Supplies
Maverick Marine
Wahgunyah Rock Yard
BJ Burton Trophies
Federation Tyrepower
Quantum Printing
Corowa Meats
Vern & Jackie Parker DVD
Written by
Dean Thompson
DMT Sports Media
for Corowa – Rutherglen Speedway Club t/a Wahgunyah Speedway


March 29th 2016

HISTORIC STATE TITLE TO BE DECIDED AT WAHGUNYAH SPEEDWAY SATURDAY

Wahgunyah Speedway just keeps on delivering the big motorsport shows & for New South Wales speedway followers this Saturday will be very significant, when the first ever national governing body controlled ‘Murray Transport Spares’ NSW Street Stock title will be hosted by the Corowa - Rutherglen Speedway Club at its Wahgunyah venue, including in its field the top four drivers from the national title held weeks ago, along with this season's Ladies Sedan feature that has attracted over a dozen girls from Victoria & NSW to compete for the title of Queen of the Murray.

Competition will be fierce with Mount Gambier's Anthony Beare the division national champion resuming battle with the man he beat Brad McClure as they both fight amongst a field of drivers that is thirty plus & includes New South Welshman John Lodge who recently became the first driver from NSW to win the Victorian title, West Australian Jamie Oldfield a former national champion, Mildura's Robbie Faux also  a former national champion & representing local chances long time Corowa based racer now Geelong resident, Brenton Mills.

The ‘Corowa Wool Marketing’ supported Queen of the Murray for Ladies has attracted an outstanding Ladies field, the best assembled on one night this season as the opportunity is taken to raise awareness for the National Breast Cancer Foundation with fund raising. Shona Bent from South Gippsland is a highly ranked state competitor in Unlimited Sedans regardless of gender, where she is currently serving it up to the boys, 

Wodonga racer Georgette Meunier recently beat the boys also when she won this season's Sports Sedan feature at Wahgunyah with Tanganbalanga's fastest lady Fleur Heiner finishing second to her in that race & they both will be keen to win this event & be the Queen along with other local girls Kate Bunt (Corowa), Alyce Iaria (Wangaratta), Kylie Creek (Walla-Walla) & Belinda Chalcraft (Shepparton).

Sarah Lock-Belk from Bendigo has thrown herself right into this event with prizes on offer from her business ‘Threadworx’ with drivers able to earn Caps & Hoodies made for their race team & Sarahhas a racing pedigree that will see her competitive along with Swan Hill's Zoe Salau the dominant lady racer at Swan Hill Speedway. 

Heat races for the Ladies have attracted support from Mental Racewear, Murray Transport Spares & Maverick Boats with the Ladies able to earn extra prize money for doing well in the qualifying races.

The Standard Saloons will close out their ‘BB Freight’ track championship with the final round of that event attracting some tough local racers including Warrick Howie, Micheal Fleming-Robertson & Trevor Goldsworthy amongst them, whilst the Sports Sedans will support the big features.

It will be a night not to be missed with fireworks on & off the track with the club running fireworks immediately after the feature event which the family will enjoy. 

Enquires should be made to 0438 550 778 (Brett) or o419 977 205 (Helen) 

Public gates open from 12pm with racing starts at 3pm
Gate prices this season are adults $25, Family for 2 adults and 3 kids up to 16 years old $60, Aged Pensioners $15 & children from the age 12 to 16 is $15 and under 12 free.

Corowa - Rutherglen Speedway Club is proudly supported by:
QA Kitchens
Dunkley Panels
McLardy McShane Insurance & Financial Services
Milthorpe Transport
Hartnett Transport
Heritage Motor Inn
Upton’s Steel Supplies
Kalari Photography
Corowa Kitchens
Marshall Batteries
Cofield & Co Plumbing
Sultans Turkish Restaurant
Pigdon Holden
Corowa IGA
Rod Stone Automotive
Max Maclean Building Supplies
Maverick Marine
Murray Transport Spares
Ultimate Fasteners
Autobarn Albury
Wahgunyah Rock Yard
BJ Burton Trophies
D & K Welding
Federation Tyrepower
Quantum Printing 
Corowa Meats
Inaction Photos
Vern & Jackie Parker DVD

MURRAY TRANSPORT SPARES NSW STREET STOCK TITLE
Mick Dann  Vic 0
Colin Peadon NSW 3 
Jamie Oldfield VIC 4
Steven Watts VIC 5    
Emma Bansemer VIC 7
Jacob Vuillerman VIC 7
Peter Parsons VIC 8
Brenton Mills NSW 11
Darren Giacometti VIC 12
Jaidyn Dredge VIC 13
Kye Walters VIC 15
Jamie Curtis VIC 17
Brooke Ferguson VIC 18
Jason Duell SA 18
Donald Irving VIC 21
Russell Hill VIC 21
Shaun Henry VIC 23
Brad McClure (AUS 2) VIC 24     
Mark Gartner (AUS 3) SA 25       
Jason Degoldi VIC 27
John Lodge Jnr (VIC 1) NSW 28   
Chris Stewart VIC 29
Steve Gartner SA 32
Debbie Jones VIC 36
Chris Whatmore VIC 42
Nathan Dunn VIC 43
Anthony Beare (AUS 1) SA 46   
Matt Nelson VIC 61
Andrew Ratten VIC 67
Lenny Bates VIC 74
Troy Polley VIC 75
Shane Roycroft VIC 82
Warren Vanzetti WA 106
Robbie Faux VIC 111
Jamie Lock VIC 143

STANDARD SALOONS BB FREIGHT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL ROUND
Warrick Howie CR7
Chris Fitzgerald CR14
Michael Fleming-Robertson CR18
Jack Bear CR19
Andrew Robl W21
Rod Milthorpe  CR24
Mick Chrystie AX33
Trevor Goldsworthy W38
Daniel & Leo Joosten CR46

VSC LADIES OPEN SEDANS COROWA WOOL MARKETING QUEEN OF THE MURRAY 
Shona Bent N9
Alyce Iaria MT10
Belinda Chalcraft GV15
JJ Phillips AX17
Kate Bunt CR17
Sarah Lock-Belk BGO19
Melanie Chrystie AX33
Kylie Creek CR35
Zoey Salau SH52
Fleur Heiner MT61
Kayla Knox RDL68
Rhiannon Glare SH77
Georgette Meunier CR82
Lisa McPherson AX97

VIC SPORTS SEDANS (Club show)
Corey McDonald W6
Craig Cottier W34
Marcus Griffiths MT38
James Powell W44
Liam Powell W45
Daryl Joosten CR46
Tom Barnard CR69
Georgette Meunier CR82
Nathan Shortis CR83
Lucas Conder B9 

Written by
Dean Thompson
DMT Sports Media 
For Corowa - Rutherglen Speedway Club t/a Wahgunyah Speedway


15th March 2016

BOB STAYS PUT AT COROWA – RUTHERGLEN SPEEDWAY CLUB AFTER MILLS WIN

This seasons ‘Bob Bailey Memorial’ trophy which has affectionately been named ‘Bob’ will stay in the Corowa – Rutherglen region for the second season running with last year’s winner Corowa driver Jacob Mills going back to back when he defended his hold on the trophy with victory ahead of his father Trevor Mills & Goulburn’s Craig McAlister on Saturday night March 12thin the important Production Sedan event.

Racing at the Wahgunyah Speedway managed by the local club also included wins to Jason Crawford in the Grand Prix Midgets, James Powell in Sports Sedans, Alyce Iaria in Ladies Sedans, Toby Carmichael in Junior Sedans, Trevor Goldsworthy in Standard Saloons & Clint Henderson in Goulburn Ovens Sedan Association racing.

Production Sedans were the main event on the program and along with former winners Darren Pumpa & Jacob Mills, local Speedway hero Trevor Mills & Western Australian champion Stephen Laidlaw along with Goulburn brothers Damien & Craig McAlister were just some of the competitors keen to etch their name on the trophy.

Trevor Mills tamped his authority on the field and signalled his intense intention of taking a win by winning all three heat races that he competed in to qualify for the final. Laidlaw with two wins & Craig Orchard from Dubbo the other.

Twenty five laps sorted out the field with Laidlaw the first big casualty finishing infield with mechanical issues. Damien McAlister was sensationally quick early before Trevor Mills assumed front of the field advantage. Jacob Mills battled Craig & then Damien McAlister as he moved forward & eventually got past his father & built up a lead.

Late in the race Jacob came back to the field with his father right on his back bumper bar & Craig McAlister accounting for his brother and catching the back of the two Mills. With a loose car Jacob Mills set about slowing the race up and trying to force the drivers around the outside of him as his father continued to search for ways into the lead. When the chequered flag dropped Jacob Mills won from Trevor Mills, Craig McAlister, Damien McAlister & Darren Pumpa.

Visiting division the Grand Prix Midgets competed in three heat races before their final with the ‘Ballistics Performance Parts’ state series points leader Jason Crawford winning the first two heats and Australia # 3 driver Lisa Chalcraft the last heat. Crawford then went on to win the final with Chalcraft not that far behind as the cars ripped around the huge speedway reaching speeds fasters than anywhere else they compete at. Third was Chris Fowler then Marty Job & David Bacon.

Carmichael was too strong in the ‘Autobarn Albury’ Junior Sedans track championship round defeating Daniel Powell, Rick McAuliffe & Susie Bear. Alyce Iaria was too strong in the Ladies Sedans ahead of Belinda Chalcraft & Fleur Heiner with Iaria finishing fourth also in the Sports Sedans. The placings in the Sports Sedans were James Powell from Nathan Shortis, Liam Powell, Alyce Iaria & Luke Keam.

Goldsworthy took a great win over Warrick Howie who normally is used to winning at Wahgunyah in the latest ‘BB Freight’ Standard Saloon’s track championship round. Brendan Eames finished third with Michael Fleming-Robertson & Jack Bear rounding out the top five.

The Goulburn Ovens Sedans Association racing produced yet another new feature race winner when Clint Henderson stormed to a strong lead before Ross Maclean reeled him and finished close behind in the latest “Corowa Glass & Aluminium’ track championship round. Ross Richardson was third with Brendan Tracey & Mark Pollard completing the top five.

Wahgunyah Speedway action returns on April the 2nd with the Corowa – Rutherglen operated venue hosting the New South Wales SSA Street Stock title, the first ever being held with an expected forty plus competitors in the one event including drivers from Western Australia, South Australia, & possibly Queensland competing.

Corowa - Rutherglen Speedway Club is proudly supported by:
QA Kitchens
Dunkley Panels
McLardy McShane Insurance & Financial Services
Milthorpe Transport
Hartnett Transport
Heritage Motor Inn
Upton’s Steel Supplies
Kalari Photography
Corowa Kitchens
Marshall Batteries
Cofield & Co Plumbing
Sultans Turkish Restaurant
Pigdon Holden
Corowa IGA
Rod Stone Automotive
Max Maclean Building Supplies
Maverick Marine
Murray Transport Spares
Ultimate Fasteners
Autobarn Albury
Wahgunyah Rock Yard
BJ Burton Trophies
D & K Welding
Federation Tyrepower
Quantum Printing
Corowa Meats
Inaction Photos
Vern & Jackie Parker DVD

Written by
Dean Thompson
DMT Sports Media
For Corowa – Rutherglen Speedway Club t/a Wahgunyah Speedway

10 MARCH 2016


BOB BAILEY MEMORIAL THIS SATURDAY NIGHT THAT HONOUR A MATE


It's that time of the year racers get together at Wahgunyah Speedway to compete in memory of their mate and former champion driver Bob Bailey for the Production Sedan 'Bob Bailey Memorial' honouring the former Corowa - Rutherglen Speedway Club larrikin & the event has attracted competitors from Leeton, Goulburn, Canberra, Portland in the South West of Victoria, Morwell & Wagga to join in.

Freshly crowned Western Australian Champion Stephen Laidlaw will lead the nominations that include Jacob Mills a Corowa local, Darren Pumpa, Rodney Anderson & Trevor Mills all championship winning drivers in the past with the quality to keep Laidlaw under pressure whilst the strong two car team from Goulburn of Craig & Damien McAlister should keep things interesting.


It's a night where when it is all said and done and a winner is smiling, everybody cracks a beer and chills out just the way Bob would have.
The following businesses and people are supporting awards with cash for the Bob Bailey Memorial event & the Corowa - Rutherglen Speedway Club & the Production Sedan drivers thank them very much.


Heat 1 - Max's Motor Museum
Heat 2 - Stevo's Painting Service
Heat 3 - Karen McCaskill (Driver)
Heat 4 - The Grange Estate Thurgoona
Heat 5 - Mills Racing
Heat 6 - Kurt Rouse Tyre & Mechanical


Top Qualifier - Down South Engines
Hard Charger - Henty Automotive
First Ford - Jindera Automotive
First Holden - Stevo's Painting Service
Hard Luck Award - Muppet Motorsport
First to Retire from Final - Down South Engines
Leader end of Lap 19 - SSA NSW
Highest Finishing NSW Car - SSA/NSW
Best Presented Car - sf photo graphix


Visiting Wahgunyah will be the 1000cc Grand Prix Midget division an open wheel category that will zip around the track at incredible speeds. Jason Crawford & Louis Rodriguez from Shepparton are consistently fast whilst Australia # 3 driver Lisa Chalcraft of Mooroopna is the racer with the results on the board when it matters. Chris Fowler in keen to secure a great result here and climb up the division’s 'Ballistic Performance Parts' series leader board.


The Ladies were meant to have a feature this weekend however with so much going on in speedway circles this coming long weekend it has been switched to another race date to attract more competitors. Belinda Chalcraft. Fleur Heiner & Wodonga's Georgette Meunier should however give a strong account of themselves on Saturday.
Action for the Goulburn Ovens Sedan Association drivers will be exciting with Albury driver Brendan Tracey, Ross Richardson & local Clint Henderson breathing new life into the battles at the front of the field with strong recent performances. They will join Ross Maclean, Mitch Watts, Dave Walton, Thomas Bowers & Chelsea Cornelius and the action will be hard & fast, throw in the returning Scotty Callandar and a winner is very hard to pick in the latest 'Corowa Glass & Aluminium' track championship round.


The Victorian Sports Sedan Champion has nominated to get some laps under the belt & he will be up against Craig Cottier from Lavington, the Powell brothers & last start Sports Sedan winner Georgette Meunier. The girls finished first and second at the last meeting for this division at Wahgunyah, can the boys restore order on Saturday night?


In Junior Sedan racing Rick McAuliffe from Wangaratta, Daniel Powell & Toby Carmichael seem most likely to do battle at the front of the field in the next round of the 'Autobarn Albury' track championship with Carmichael recently being very strong at Wahgunyah. Whilst in Standard Saloon racing for the 'BB Freight' track championship Warrick Howie has a strong field to contend with this weekend which should add some challenges, Wangaratta Speedway winner Chris Fitzgerald, Tom Kuhne in a very strong race car, Michael Fleming-Robertson & Rutherglen's Jack Milthorpe having his first ever senior race after recently finishing second in the Victorian Junior Standard Saloon title should make things tough for Howie.

Enquires should be made to 0438 550 778 (Brett) or o419 977 205 (Helen) 
Public gates open from 12pm with cars on track from 3pm.
Gate prices this season are adults $25, Family for 2 adults and 3 kids up to 16 years old $60, Aged Pensioners $15 & children from the age 12 to 16 is $15 and under 12 free.


Corowa - Rutherglen Speedway Club is proudly supported by:
QA Kitchens
Dunkley Panels
McLardy McShane Insurance & Financial Services
Milthorpe Transport
Hartnett Transport
Heritage Motor Inn
Upton’s Steel Supplies
Kalari Photography
Corowa Kitchens
Marshall Batteries
Cofield & Co Plumbing
Sultans Turkish Restaurant
Pigdon Holden
Corowa IGA
Rod Stone Automotive
Max Maclean Building Supplies
Maverick Marine
Murray Transport Spares
Ultimate Fasteners
Autobarn Albury
Wahgunyah Rock Yard
BJ Burton Trophies
D & K Welding
Federation Tyrepower
Quantum Printing 
Corowa Meats
Inaction Photos
Vern & Jackie Parker DVD


Production Sedans 


Bruce Robb WSC4
Nathan Hawkins L6
David Lord WSC7
Trevor Mills CR10
Stephen Edyvean WSC11
Jacob Mills CR12
Kerryn Bailey ACT13
Rodney Anderson WSC17
Craig Orchard N18
Damien McAlister G23
Darren Pumpa P23
Stephen Laidlaw RD30
Craig McAlister G32
Daniel Creek CR35
Jason Boardman WSC97
Ray Ussher W98
 
Ladies Sedans  
Alyce Iaria MT10
Belinda Chalcraft GV15
Belinda Taylor CR43
Fleur Heiner MT61
Georgette Meunier CR82
GP Midgets  
Sean Denning V5
Chris Fowler V13
Lisa Chalcraft V15
Marty Job V31
David Bacon V36
Hayden Bacon V37
Louis Rodriguez V47
Jason Crawford V50
GOSA  
Ross Maclean CR7
Mick Quinn CR17
Mark Pollard CR18
Clint Henderson CR21
Stuart Balins CR22
Brendan Tracey CR23
Scott Callander CR24
Ross Richardson CR35
David Walton CR43
Mitch Watts L54
Tom Barnard CR69
Chelsea Cornelius CR76
Thomas Bowers CR82
Jamie Atkin CR77
Kate Bunt CR84
 
Vic Sports Sedans

 
Ben Moon V1
Adam Lovell CR29
Craig Cottier W34
Brendon Eames CR42
Russell Taylor CR43
James Powell W44
Liam Powell W45
Daryl Joosten CR46
Fleur Heiner MT61
Luke Keam W64
Tom Barnard CR69
Georgette Meunier CR82
Nathan Shortis CR83


VSC Junior Sedans

 
Jake Cottier W11
Rick McAuliffe CR18
Susie Bear CR19
Isabelle Taylor CR43
Daniel Powell W45
Ashleeh Bunt CR84
Toby Carmichael SH93
 
Standard Saloons

 
Warrick Howie CR7
Chris Fitzgerald CR14
Tom Kuhne AX17
Michael Fleming-Robertson CR18
Jack Bear CR19
Jack Milthorpe CR24
Trevor Goldsworthy W38
Brendon Eames CR42
Liam Powell W45
Daniel & Leo Joosten CR46


Written by
Dean Thompson
DMT Sports Media
For Corowa –Rutherglen Speedway Club


10 February 2016
MORE V8s & ANOTHER STATE TITLE AT WAHGUNYAH THIS SATURDAY
 
Wahgunyah Speedway this Saturday night February 13th is the place for local North East & Riverina sports fans to be with the running of the Victorian Production Sedan title & the V8 Dirt Modifieds headlining the show along with local division’s competitions for various track features in support.
 
The ‘Winton Motor Raceway’ supported Production Sedan title will be defended by current back to back champion Queenslander Tim Atkin & he will be looking for an incredible three peat if he can secure a win over a near thirty car field that includes last month’s McGrath Memorial winner Stephen Laidlaw, current Australia # 2 Wayne Bourke from Leeton, last month’s big Goulburn feature winner Corowa driver Trevor Mills & all up drivers from four states & a territory.
 
Watch for local area drivers from Wangaratta, Wagga, Leeton, Albury & Corowa to figure strongly in the push to be champion such as David Lord, Jacob Mills, Rodney Anderson, Danny Harrison, Justin Hawkins & Raymond Ussher.
 
Dirt Modified driver & local Steve Milthorpe is looking forward to the opportunity to compete on his home track against his fellow V8 handlers. The family have been travelling Australia for year’s competitions as one of the best and now he will try to defeat Mick Kiraly, Paul Tindal, Tony Moule, Darren Clarke, Scott Cannon, Daniel Scott & Daryl Hickson on his own dirt in the ‘Milthorpes Transport’ Rumble on the River.
 
Sports Sedans will compete in their annual cash paying feature this year the ‘Wodonga Exhaust Centre’ Sports Sedan Slam with Damien Miller the winner of the last meetings final for Sports Sedans returning to compete with Rhys Collins, the Powell brothers & Georgette Meunier for a win in the Sports Sedan Slam.
 
BB Freight supported Standard Saloons, Highline Racewear supported Open Ladies Sedans, Albury Autobarn supported Junior Sedans & Corowa Glass & Aluminium supported Goulburn Ovens Sedan Association competitors all compete in their track championship rounds.
 
Enquires should be made to 0438 550 778 (Brett) or o419 977 205 (Helen)
 
Public gates open from 12pm with cars on track from 2pm and the visiting Dirt Modifieds & the State title for Productions on track from around 4.30pm.
 
Gate prices this season are adults $25, Family for 2 adults and 3 kids up to 16 years old $60, Aged Pensioners $15 & children from the age 12 to 16 is $15 and under 12 free.
 
Corowa - Rutherglen Speedway Club is proudly supported by:
QA Kitchens
Dunkley Panels
McLardy McShane Insurance & Financial Services
Milthorpe Transport
Hartnett Transport
Heritage Motor Inn
Upton’s Steel Supplies
Kalari Photography
Corowa Kitchens
Marshall Batteries
Cofield & Co Plumbing
Sultans Turkish Restaurant
Pigdon Holden
Corowa IGA
Rod Stone Automotive
Max Maclean Building Supplies
Maverick Marine
Murray Transport Spares
Ultimate Fasteners
Autobarn Albury
Wahgunyah Rock Yard
BJ Burton Trophies
D & K Welding
Federation Tyrepower
Quantum Printing
Corowa Meats
Inaction Photos
Vern & Jackie Parker DVD
 
WINTON MOTOR RACEWAY SUPPORTED VIC TITLE PRODUCTION SEDANS
Tim Atkin V1
Nathan Hawkins L6
David Lord W7
Darren Snowden G9
Trevor Mills Cr10
Jacob Mills CR12
Karen McCaskill BD15
Rodney Anderson W17
Craig Orchard N18
Darren Pumpa P23
Damien McAlister G23
Danny Harrison L24
Wayne Bourke L27
Brad White W28
Stephen Laidlaw RD30
Craig McAlister G32
Adam Wilson SA34
Steven Aldridge P35
Brent Croker G51
Justin Hawkins L56
Jim Cowley Q61
Tiana Spears N69
Matt Vicary D75
Josh Arthur Q85
Terry Mulach ACT91
Dehne Sparrow HA91
Jason Boardman W97
Ray Ussher W98
 
MILTHORPE TRANSPORTS "RUMBLE ON THE RIVER" V8 DIRT MODIFIEDS
Mick Kiraly VIC 0
Paul Tindal VIC 4
Stephen Hopkins VIC 8
Steve Milthorpe VIC 9
Tony Moule VIC 22
Darren Clarke VIC 31
Ben Hodge VIC 36
Craig Wicks VIC 77
Scott Canon NSW 79
Troy Scott VIC 89
Daniel Scott VIC 91
Daryl Hickson VIC 92
 
WODONGA EXHAUST CENTRE SPORTS SEDAN SLAM
Damien Miller Ax6
Martin Heiner Mt10
John Patton W19
Rhys Collins W27
Dale Russell Mt27
Marcus Griffiths Mt28
Brendon Eames Cr42
Shane Frost W43
James Powell W44
Liam Powell W45
Daryl Joosten Cr46
Fleur Heiner Mt61
Luke Keam W64
Georgette Meunier Cr82
 
BB FREIGHT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 2 FOR STANDARD SALOONS
Warrick Howie Cr7
Marc Rowan SH13
Randy Rowan SH14
Chris Fitzgerald Cr14
Nathan Rowan SH15
Josh Thomas BD15
Michael Fleming-Robertson Cr18
Jack Bear Cr19
Andrew Robl W21
Brendon Eames Cr42
Daniel & Leo Joosten Cr46
Jason Keenan MT84
 
HIGHLINE RACEWEAR TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 1 FOR VSC OPEN LADIES SEDANS
Alyce Iaria Mt10
Shannon Kellow SH13
Jacquelyne Rowan SH15
Kylie Creek Cr35
Fleur Heiner Mt61
Rhiannon Glare SH88
Georgette Meunier Cr82
 
ALBURY AUTOBARN TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 2 FOR VSC JUNIOR SEDANS
Shaniiq Rowan SH13
Rick McAuliffe Cr18
Susie Bear Cr19
Kiarah Rowan SH21
Jack Milthorpe Cr24
Elise Halliday Cr42
Daniel Powell W45
Hayden Glare SH88
Toby Carmichael SH93
 
COROWA GLASS & ALUMINIUM GOULBURN OVENS SEDAN ASSOCIATION TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 2
Mark Pollard Cr18
Clint Henderson Cr21
David Walton Cr43
Ross Maclean Cr7
Chelsea Cornelius Cr76
Mark Gordon L91
Mick Quin Cr17
Ross Richardson Cr35
Stuart Balins Cr22
Tom Bowers Cr83
Anthony Mitselburg Cr44
Brendan Tracey Cr23
 
Written by
Dean Thompson
DMT Sports Media
For Corowa - Rutherglen Speedway Club
GRIMSON, LAIDLAW, MILLS, MILLER & CARMICHAEL WINNERS AT WAHGUNYAH
 
Wahgunyah Speedway held their annual Australia day long weekend race meeting on Saturday the 23rd of January with a huge crowd in attendance to see the visiting Late Model Sedan division blast around the super-sized venue with Sydney driver Darryl Grimson the big winner of the True Blue 1000!
 
Grimson & Nathan Disney were sensational in the twenty five lap final with both holding the lead at stages and with Disney being up to six car lengths in front at times with Grimson clawing back to tag onto the Disney machine.
 
Initially the race leader was Scott Macpherson from Canberra and early in the race he was forced to retire with a left rear flat tyre before making his way to the tracks edge to point at Disney & give him the finger of death/doom. Other challenges came and went at various stages with Chevy Edwards and Justin Pearson both on charges before spinning themselves out of contention. Whilst Cameron Pearson moved forward and commanded a strong third place finish.
 
Grimson made a move under Disney in turn for and roared up the front straight to command the front of the race and go on to win from Disney, Cameron Pearson, Michael Hetherington & Wayne Belk.
 
In Production Sedan racing the annual Noel McGrath Memorial to honour a departed well respected clubman was held with drivers setting themselves up for the Victorian Production Sedan title in February 13th at Wahgunyah. Drivers wanted to win the McGrath Memorial & defending champion Stephen Laidlaw who had before the night won the event twice times in a row made three when he defeated local Jacob Mills, Goulburn’s Craig McAlister, Trevor Mills, David Lord & Dehne Sparrow.
 
Goulburn Ovens Sedan Association drivers competed in the big feature for the season for them the GOSA 1000 for which ten local sponsors chipped. Defending race winner Trevor Mills proved too strong for the field when he defeated Ross Maclean, Clint Henderson, Chelsea Cornelius & Dave Walton to the line.
 
Junior Sedan racers were competing in the second round of a two event mini-series between Wangaratta Speedway Club & Corowa – Rutherglen Speedway Club known as the North East Rising Star Challenge which was doubling as round one of the ‘Autobarn Albury’ Junior Sedan Track Championship & a healthy thirteen drivers ranging from aged ten to sixteen competed. Swan Hill driver Toby Carmichael picked up the win when he led Daniel Powell, Jack Milthorpe, Jake Cottier, Jaiden Healy & Suzie Bear to the finish line.
 
Overall in the two event series supported by Chris Kelly Signs of Wodonga, Patton Automotive of Wangaratta & Highline Racewear & Apparel a national business it would be Beechworth youngster Daniel Powell who proved to be the most consistent and picked up the series win from Milthorpe, Cottier from Lavington NSW, Coby Elliott & Carmichael who only competed in the one round.
 
Wrapping up the whole day was a visit to Wahgunyah by Damien Miller one of Victoria’s best Sports Sedan racers who came to shake out some race rust since he hadn’t turned a lap in three months & he did so by winning the day beating Craig Cottier who was very competitive early in the ‘Premier Air Conditioning’ Sports Sedan Track Championship round two final before Miller settled into a rhythm and motored on out front, next up was Matty Chimminello, Martin Heiner & Liam Powell.
 
Wahgunyah Speedway will be back again on February the 13th with the Victorian Production Sedan title, 350ci Chev powered Dirt Modifieds with local Corowa hop Steve Milthorpe trying to take a win on his home venue, the Sports Sedan Slam & club classes for their track championship rounds.
 
Corowa - Rutherglen Speedway Club is proudly supported by:
QA Kitchens
Dunkley Panels
McLardy McShane Insurance & Financial Services
Milthorpe Transport
Hartnett Transport
Heritage Motor Inn
Upton’s Steel Supplies
Kalari Photography
Corowa Kitchens
Marshall Batteries
Cofield & Co Plumbing
Sultans Turkish Restaurant
Pigdon Holden
Corowa IGA
Rod Stone Automotive
Max Maclean Building Supplies
Maverick Marine
Murray Transport Spares
Ultimate Fasteners
Autobarn Albury
Wahgunyah Rock Yard
BJ Burton Trophies
D & K Welding
Federation Tyrepower
Quantum Printing
Corowa Meats
Inaction Photos
Vern & Jackie Parker DVD
 
Written by
Dean Thompson
DMT Sports Media
For Corowa – Rutherglen Speedway Club
Photo's Courtesy of Vern & Jackie Parker
THE BIGGEST ENGINES IN THE LAND ARE ABOUT TO RUMBLE AT WAHGUNYAH
 
This Saturday night Wahgunyah Speedway just 500 metres over the Victorian side of the Murray River plays host to some of the biggest & most powerful engines in the Speedway landscape when the Late Model Sedans head to town for their annual visit leading a program that includes a memorial race to remember a local, a huge Junior Sedan feature & a feature event for a home grown Corowa division.
 
Late Model Sedans have cars coming from all over Victoria, Canberra, Newcastle NSW, Sydney & as far away as New Zealand with competition sure to be on right from the drop of the green flag with 16 year old Cameron Pearson a winner already this season leading the Victorians against Scott McPherson a Canberra hot shot, Mr Entertainment Nathan Disney from Newcastle & a host of Victorians that are as keen as a Mexican is to eat a Chilli pie to win the big Wahgunyah ‘True Blue 1000’ on Saturday night.
 
Engines from anywhere between 454ci to 360ci are the power plants in these machines this Saturday night with the equaliser being the tyre size making things a little trickier for the bigger engines to get the power to the ground.
 
Fans love these big throaty V8 machines with a chassis that twists almost inside out as they flick around the turns sideways, you will want to make sure you get to the track Saturday night so you have something awesome to talk about Sunday!
 
The Production Sedan ‘Noel McGrath Memorial’ will see Corowa local Trevor Mills fresh from winning $3000 at Goulburn last Saturday night do battle against is very own son Jacob a former national champion & two times former national champ Stephen Laidlaw as they go head to head in the last event before the Victorian title at Wahgunyah in February.
 
Rodney Anderson the ‘Talbots 1000’ winner last season, Dehne Sparrow from Hamilton, David Lord representing Wagga speedway club & Craig McAlister from Goulburn Speedway Club are others that will be keen to get in amongst it to set themselves up for the upcoming Victorian title weekend in February.
 
The Junior Sedans are competing in round two of the North East Rising Star Challenge in which Corowa youngster Jack Milthorpe currently holds the lead. His biggest challengers from the recent first round event at Wangaratta Coby Elliott, Daniel Powell from Beechworth & Rick McAuliffe a Wangaratta local are all in the field which has a great mix of girls and boys from the ages of 10 to 16.
 
Corowa is represented by no less than six drivers with Jaiden Healey, Susie Bear, Milthorpe, Elise Halliday, Isabelle Taylor & Ashleeh Bunt all competing this weekend.
 
Prize money is up for grabs in the GOSA 1000 event for the Goulburn Ovens Sedan Association & last meetings winner Trevor Mills will be doing double duty as he competes in Production Sedans and GOSA.
 
Mills will be challenged by last meetings reverse pole shuffle superstar Chelsea Cornelius, the current champion driver Ross Maclean a Corowa businessman, Ross Richardson, Dave Walton, Tommy Bowers & Clint Henderson amongst others.
 
The Sports Sedans will be competing in the second round of their ‘Premier Air Conditioning’ track championship battle with Craig Cottier from Albury the man to beat currently whilst the Powell brothers James & Liam plan to have something to say about that along with Wodonga Gal Georgette Meunier & Melbourne racer Matty Chiminello.
 
The nostalgic Humpy Holden’s complete the show with all the action Saturday from 2pm.
 
Enquires should be made to 0438 550 778 (Brett) or o419 977 205 (Helen)
 
Public gates open from 12pm with cars on track from 2pm and the visiting Late Models on track from around 4.30pm.
 
Gate prices this season are adults $25, Family for 2 adults and 3 kids upto 16 years old $60, Aged Pensioners $15 & children from the age 12 to 16 is $15 and under 12 free.
 
Corowa - Rutherglen Speedway Club is proudly supported by:
QA Kitchens
Dunkley Panels
McLardy McShane Insurance & Financial Services
Milthorpe Transport
Hartnett Transport
Heritage Motor Inn
Upton’s Steel Supplies
Kalari Photography
Corowa Kitchens
Marshall Batteries
Cofield & Co Plumbing
Sultans Turkish Restaurant
Pigdon Holden
Corowa IGA
Rod Stone Automotive
Max Maclean Building Supplies
Maverick Marine
Murray Transport Spares
Ultimate Fasteners
Autobarn Albury
Wahgunyah Rock Yard
BJ Burton Trophies
D & K Welding
Federation Tyrepower
Quantum Printing
Corowa Meats
Inaction Photos
Vern & Jackie Parker DVD
 
Written by
Dean Thompson
DMT Sports Media
For Corowa – Rutherglen Speedway Club
 
LATE MODEL SEDANS TRUE BLUE1000
Graham Forte 7F
Scott McPherson ACT7
Kristin Vermeulen V9
Cameron Pearson V10
Dan Timberlake 11X
Nathan Disney N11
Brock Edwards V12
Darryl Grimson N12
Chevy Edwards AX21
Brendan Hucker V23
Justin Pearson V25
Wayne Belk V32 VIC
Mick Hetherington V40
Barry Kelleher N65
Liam Heaton N89
 
PRODUCTION SEDANS NOEL MCGRATH MEMORIAL
Nathan Hawkins L6
David Lord WSC7
Trevor Mills Cr10
Steven Edyvean WSC11
Jacob Mills Cr12
Karen McCaskill BD15
Rodney Anderson WSC17
Brad White WSC28
Stephen Laidlaw Rd30
Craig McAlister G32
Dehne Sparrow H91
 
GOSA 1000
Ross Maclean Cr7
Trevor Mills Cr10
Brendan Brewer Cr15
Mick Quinn Cr17
Stevo McDonald Cr18
Clint Henderson Cr21
Randy Rowan SH21
Stuart Balins Cr22
Brendan Tracey Cr23
Ross Richardson Cr35
Danny Smith L36
David Walton Cr43
Anthony Mitsleburg Cr44
Chelsea Cornelius Cr76
Tommy Bowers Cr83
 
SPORT SEDANS PREMIER AIR CONDITIONING TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP RD 2
Martin Heiner Mt10
Marcus Griffiths Mt28
Adam Lovell Cr29
Craig Cottier W34
Melinda Taylor Cr43
Shane Frost W43
James Powell W44
Liam Powell W45
Daryl Joosten Cr46
Ben Kelly Mt46
Fleur Heiner Mt61
Georgette Meunier Cr82
Matty Chiminello Ax94
 
VSC JUNIOR SEDANS NORTH EAST RISING STAR CHALLENGE FINAL
Janie Patton W6
Jaiden Healey Cr9
Jake Cottier W11
Kiarah Rowan SH 21
Coby Elliot Ax15
Susie Bear Cr19
Shaniiq Rowan SH 13
Jack Milthorpe Cr24
Elise Halliday Cr42
Isabelle Taylor Cr43
Daniel Powell W45
Ashleeh Bunt Cr84
Rick McAuliffe Mt84
Toby Charmichael SH93
 
HUMPY HOLDENS (DEMONSTRATION)
Kate Bunt #3
Robbie Harvison #4
John White #5
Terry Cornelius #6
Peter Cornelius #34
Col Saville #99
Ray Lavender #84
 
 
 
Photo Courtesy of sf photo.graphix Sara Flowerday
AHEARN BECOMES STREET STOCK KING AT WAHGUNYAH SPEEDWAY
 
Boxing Day at Wahgunyah Speedway was a magnificent day for Speedway fans when after all the morning rain cleared the sun came up, the drivers unloaded their race cars and the flag man dropped the green to allow Morris Ahearn in the feature event 105.7 The River FM ‘King of the River’ for Street Stocks, Trevor Mills in Sports Sedans & Goulburn Ovens Sedans & Warrick Howie in the Standard Saloons took out race wins.
 
The visiting Street Stocks with most of their competitors from the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne, Geelong & Ballarat were the division that fans were keen to see & they did not disappoint with nine heat races held before a thirty lap feature event finished their night with victory to Ahearn from Western Australian Daniel Ameduri & Lenny Bates from Melbourne.
 
After the heat races the top qualifier in the Street Stocks was Jason Degoldi & he led the field at the drop of the green with Ahearn, Bates & Victorian champion Brad McClure in battle. Rookie to the division Chris Stewart began well as did Ameduri & Darren Giacometti from twentieth spot on the starting grid started to pick off positions quickly.
 
Degoldi started to go backwards as a three way battle between Ahearn, Bates & McClure took a stranglehold on the race weaving in and out of backmarkers before McClure made a pass on the outside getting by Bates & Ahearn.
 
Top qualifier Jason Degoldi succumbed to mechanical breakdown whilst in the second fifteen whilst in total control of the race McClure ended up entangled with a backmarker causing damage to McClure’s car that he was not yet aware of until some laps later when the car had nothing left to give and Ahearn & Bates then eventually Ameduri roared on past.
 
Ahearn stormed to the line with Ameduri getting up under Bates on turn four on the very last lap to pick off second position. Giacometti was sensational in finishing fourth having moved up sixteen spots whilst McClure managed to hold on for fifth ahead of Darren Forrest, Stewart, Shane Roycroft, Phil Pottage, Robert Tinworth, Peter Bryant, Megan Forrest & Vaughan Webber.
Ahearn was emotional in sharing his joy of victory. “We have had a few drama’s along the way with things going against us at the wrong times, however that is racing, for it all to come good tonight for the car owner Alby Ahearn & the crew & all our supporters is just a great feeling. Thank you to everybody who supports our racing so very much.”
 
Heat wins in the Street Stocks went to:

Kalari Photography Heat 1 - Ahearn,
Wodonga Exhaust Centre Heat 2 - Degoldi,
Paul Botheras Signs Heat 3 - Ameduri,
Kelvic Contractors Heat 4 - Degoldi,
BB Freight Heat 5 - Darren Forrest,
Australian Performance Equipment Heat 6 - McClure,
Max's Motor Museum Heat 7 - Ahearn,
Lockhart Truck & Tractor Heat 8 - Stewart,
DMG Truck Electrics Heat 9 - Bates,
whilst Ahearn also won the Elite Fleet Management best presented car on race day.
 
Goulburn Ovens Sedan racing were doubling up as a ‘ Corowa Glass & Aluminium’ track championship round and a Goulburn Ovens Sedan Association point score event for those that are members of the association. Beginning in tenth spot after only choosing to run one heat race, Trevor Mills got past nine other races to take the lead before the end of lap one.
 
Mills defeated a closing Ross Maclean, Chelsea Cornelius, Tom Bowers, Dave Walton, Ross Richardson & Stuart Balins.
Cornelius earlier having been the second top point scorer after heats then went on to sensationally win a ‘Murray Transport Spares’ supported reverse pole shuffle with cash up for grabs for winning up to six match race battles. She defeated Mitch Watts, Walton, Bowers, Maclean, Wally Dewar, Richardson & Tom Barnard to claim $300 to claim back a front row start for the final & the Vern & Jackie Parker DVD for drive of the night.
Heat wins went the way of Mills, Walton, Maclean, Watts, Cornelius & Watts again.
 
The Sports Sedans competed in six heat races for round one of the ‘Premier Airconditiong’ track championship before Trevor Mills who began back in the field in the final having only competed in one heat race again & rounded up all ahead of him to defeat Liam Powell, Troy Frost, James Powell & Tom Barnard to win round one of the Sports Sedan track championship.
Liam Powell, Mills, Ben Kelly, James Powell twice and Liam Powell again were winners in the heats.
 
Warrick Howie proved too good for Brendan Eames in the final of the ‘BB Freight’ Standard Saloons first track championship round after having the lead early before spinning and leaving Eames to get away out front. A yellow flag later in the race allowed Howie to restart close to Eames & quickly move into the lead and the win. Eames, Rodney Poole, Jack Bear & Trevor Goldsworthy.
 
The next event at Wahgunyah Speedway is the Saturday on Australia Day weekend with the powerful Late Model Sedans in town along with a strong field of Production Sedans for the Noel McGrath Memorial & GOSA Sedan feature.
 
Corowa - Rutherglen Speedway Club is proudly supported by:

QA Kitchens
Dunkley Panels
McLardy McShane Insurance & Financial Services
Milthorpe Transport
Hartnett Transport
Heritage Motor Inn
Upton’s Steel Supplies
Kalari Photography
Corowa Kitchens
Marshall Batteries
Cofield & Co Plumbing
Sultans Turkish Restaurant
Pigdon Holden
Corowa IGA
Rod Stone Automotive
Max Maclean Building Supplies
Maverick Marine
Murray Transport Spares
Ultimate Fasteners
Autobarn Albury
Wahgunyah Rock Yard
BJ Burton Trophies
D & K Welding
Federation Tyrepower
Quantum Printing
Corowa Meats
Inaction Photos
Vern & Jackie Parker DVD
 
Written by
Dean Thompson
DMT Sports Media
For Corowa – Rutherglen Speedway Club
***ATTENTION RACE FANS***
Due to circumstances beyond the control of Wahgunyah Speedway and its hard work committee and volunteers we have to announce with huge regret that the Australian Sprintcar Allstars series round to be held at our venue on Boxing Day has been cancelled by the Allstars association, this is due to lack of cars available to run an event.
The club and committee would sincerely like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to our loyal sponsors and spectators who were as excited as we were to see the Sprintcars at Wahgunyah.
But all is not lost, the awesome racing action is still on as we are still hosting a great event being the 105.7fm The River “King of the River” for Street Stocks which is sure to bring a stellar field with a huge $6000 prize pool up for grabs, and we also have round 1 of our track championships for Standard saloons, Vic sports sedans and GOSA.
So please don’t be too dis-hearted by this news as we will still have a very big night of entertainment for you all, so bring the family down on Boxing Day for some awesome door slamming action.
16 sleeps and counting!!!!!!!!!

QA Kitchens supports Wahgunyah Speedway

Wahgunyah Speedway would like to thank the following valued Sponsor for their generous support for the 2015/2016 season.
Stu and Dee of QA Kitchens in Albury.
WITH OVER 25 YEARS INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE, WE HAVE BEEN WORKING AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF QUALITY IN BOTH RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL JOINERY.
...
We are a local family business employing 6-8 fulltime staff.
We supply and install custom made joinery to your home or business. Whether you’re renovating or building your first home, we offer the very best in quality regardless of the size of your project or business.
Your needs and our vision will create a solution to exceed your expectations.
QA Kitchens will take the time to listen to what our customer requires, we work together building a relationship, which then builds confidence where we can make your dreams a reality..
We strive to create a well-designed space where everything has its place.
With functionality and practicality in mind, you will be inspired by clever designs that solve storage problems as well as flawless joinery that conceals and reveals effortlessly.
At QA Kitchens we know every home is unique, and our staff will ensure your project reflects your personality as well as incorporating all your requirements.
Please support our valued sponsors because without them we would struggle to do what we all love.

2nd November 2015

MORRIS MOTORSPORT KEEN TO GET OUT THERE AND BE RECOGNISED!!

Morris Motorsport is a locally owned and operated 360 Sprintcar Team based in Wangaratta, Victoria.
Justin and Simon Morris are brothers that co-own the race team, While Justin does a majority of the behind the scene’s work to keep this Budget conscious team on the track it is always difficult to get one of the most important jobs completed with success, that task is finding the much needed sponsorship to fulfil their goal of competing in the Australian Sprintcar Allstars series.
They are still currently looking for businesses that may be able help out by making a donation of supplies or a financial investment to Morris Motorsport while getting some great exposure for your business at the same time.
Justin is extremely passionate about his motorsport, “It all started back in the early 1990's when my dad was a Technical Inspector at Calder Park Thunderdome in Melbourne” Justin says, “With Dad doing this it saw me attending a lot of the events held there which in turn fuelled my ambition to race cars”.
When the Thunderdome closed I had to keep the fire burning so I started competing in motorkhana events at Geelong and Kyneton car club’s in a trusty ford escort, this was fun for a while until I took a short break from driving and became a spectator of many different forms of motorsport.
It was Speedway and the Sprintcar class that reignited my motorsport ambitions after a few years leading me to purchase my first Sprintcar rolling chassis in 2007, I have been racing this car when the budget allows ever since then. 
Morris Motorsport are very much looking forward to the Australian Sprintcar Allstars Series which is Australia’s premier 360 series and it all kicks off in Mildura on the 7th November then to Heartland Raceway in Moama before continuing around Victoria and South Australia, “We need to find some support to be able to complete the whole series” states Justin, “we will promote our sponsors extremely well via different avenues including our Morris Motorsport Facebook page, during race meetings and in any way we can”.
Justin and Simon would like to thank 3 businesses that have jumped on board to help them this year.
AGrade Removals and Storage, April Nites with Angel, Murray Transport Spares
Any interested parties are urged to contact Justin to discuss a package that would work best for your company while supporting Morris Motorsport
Contact Details for Morris Motorsport are:
Justin Morris      Ph. 0478 785 015            Email: ksjm@optusnet.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Morris-Motorsport-173644932838605/

26 Oct 2015

Track sponsorship comes in all forms.

As many people are aware the running of a speedway is a very time consuming and offen expensive exercise, and Wahgunyah Speedway certainly could not do this without our valuable sponsors.
One of these sponsors is McLardy McShane Insurance & Financial Services in Corowa.
We are extremely pleased to have the team from McLardy McShane on board this year and with the complete range of services they offer we are sure there is something all our members and visitors can benefit from.
Give Lynda a call on 0429 999 129 to discuss your needs.
Australian Sprintcar Allstars
Brace yourself Wahgunyah, they are coming!!!
This video clip shows you what to expect on Boxing day 2015 at Wahgunyah, filmed at Simpson Speedway in South West Victoria which is a very tight litte bullring, these boys will be unleashing the beasts at the very fast Wahgunyah track for the very first time, can't wait, only 65 sleeps left!!!!!

Murray Transport Spares Supports History in the making

With only 72 days left until our season opens with a bang on Boxing day with the Australian Sprintcar Allstars making their first ever appearance we would like to take this opportunity to thank Murray Transport Spares for helping to make this possible.
Murray Transport Spares is a newly established business but, collectively, our staff has over 20 years’ experience in the aftermarket truck parts industry, so you’ll receive professional, knowledgeable service, but with the personal touch you might expect from a... locally owned and operated company.
Even if you’re looking for American, European or Japanese aftermarket truck parts, we’ll locate them for you and provide you with a free, no-obligation quote. We also offer free local delivery on all parts and accessories.
Murray Transport Spares are a major distributor for Baldwin Filters who have helped with this sponsorship also.
So what ever vehicle you may require filtration products for give Murray Transport spares a call to discuss your needs.
You can find us at Unit 3/8 Premier Close Wodonga or phone us on 02 60565090.

Highline Racewear to support Ladies for season 2015/16

As the season gets closer and closer we would like to recognise and thank another very valued sponsor, Highline Racewear and Team Apparel will be supporting the Ladies Track Championship for season 2015/16
Highline Racewear & Team Apparel is owned and operated by the Rowan Family, while running the day to day operations they are also passionate racers and know how much you need to budget.
"When we brought our own gear for racing from Highline we were very impressed with the ...quality and price of their range, so when the business was put up for sale we decided to go for it" as stated by Jackie Rowan.
"We have made some small changes adding more designs and gear to the range while keeping inline with the great quality on offer.
Highline have retained the services of our wonderful designer Karen to create all our individual race wear from your suit to your team shirts, Hoodies, Jackets, Caps and much much more.
All apparel is SFI approved and if we don't have what your after we will do our best to find it for you.
We have 6 standard suit designs to choose from and we can mix and match colours, so give us a Call on 0481172688 or find us on Facebook Jackie & Randy
So please get behind our valued sponsors and call Jackie and Randy for that new racewear you need or the team shirts you have been wanting to get.
Thankyou Jackie Rowan and Randy Rowan for your support.

King of the River Ready to Rock and Roll.

Wahgunyah Speedway is very excited to announce that 105.7fm "The River" are the proud sponsors of the "King of the River" for the Street Stocks on Boxing Day 26th December 2015, this will be what we hope is a great long term partnership between Wahgunyah Speedway and The River for many years to come.

BB Freight on board for season 2015/16

Wahgunyah Speedway would like to thank "BB Freight" for their support of the 2015/16 Standard Saloon Track Championship.
BB Freight has been owned and operated by Marty and Karen Nixon for the last 11 years, based out of Corowa and servicing Albury/Wodonga, Corowa, Rutherglen, Howlong and Wahgunyah twice daily.
For any freight needs call Marty on 0407 480 401.
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Marty and Karen have been long time supporters of Wahgunyah Speedway as volunteers, sponsors and car sponsors.
So lets get behind BB Freight and support the businesses that support us.

The Hotly contested GOSA Track Championship proudly supported by Corowa Glass & Aluminium

Wahgunyah Speedway would like to welcome Corowa Glass and Aluminium on board as the sponsor for the GOSA Track Championship for 2015/2016.
Corowa Glass and Aluminium is a locally owned and operated Corowa business with Anthony and Lisa at the helm.
Anthony has been a glazier for 27 years while Lisa is the front runner of the business doing everything including Finance, Administration, book keeping and customer service.
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Anthony and Lisa have now owned their business for 10 years.
Corowa Glass and Aluminium are manufacturers of Wideline aluminium windows both for domestic and commercial applications, "either we can manufacture and supply as a DIY or we can manufacture & install" as stated by Lisa.
They also manufacture shower screens - made to measure, robes & robe sliding doors, mirrors made to order, security doors, sliding and hinged. Agents for the 'Ultrasafe' stainless steel security door range, fly screens, pet doors, Agents for "Rollita" external security shutters and agents for the Garden Bay window system.
Corowa Glass and Aluminium can build, repair and even re-glaze commercial shop fronts.
No job is too big or too small whether it be insurance work or a 24/7 emergency, they are there to help.
Servicing the areas of Corowa, Howlong, Wahgunyah, Rutherglen, Yarrawonga/Mulwala, Oaklands and Rand/Urana districts, and other outlying country areas in the North East Vic/Southern NSW.
They are located at 343 Honour Avenue Corowa. phone: 02 60332511 or mobile 0428 332511.
All our products are made to measure in our factory, we offer obligation free measure and quotes. Call in to our showroom, we would be happy to help you with the latest designs and styles if you are renovating an older home or building a new one.
So get on board with these guys and support our sponsors.
They have an awesome new Website so get in and check it out www.corowaglass.com.au