Redline Raceway spectators will again more than likely, this Saturday night, witness another Street Stock classic with forty plus entrants in the Eliminator Cup event, where cars that qualify for the final are sent in one direction, to start the race and reversed to go the other way around 10 laps into the race before being turned back to the original direction, as cars are eliminated along the way.
Some of Australia’s toughest and fastest Street Stock race drivers are entered with Anthony Beare undoubtedly the ‘King of Street Stocks’ in the field along with Matt Nelson, Lenny Bates, Mick Clark from Ballarat, Jason Degoldi who won in Mildura this past Saturday, Dean Jenkins who won a blue ribbon event at Hamilton a few weeks ago and Brad McClure, all Redline club members plus Mark Jennings, Jason Duell and the Gartner Brothers, all from around Mount Gambier and its surrounding towns.
Each driver will compete in three qualifiers before the field for the big race is decided, with $1000 up for grabs to the winner, a handy little return if you can get your car to the finish with fibreglass unscathed.
AMCA Nationals just had a National and QLD title stretch with both races in Queensland and they now get back to state series racing with Victorian Champion Tim Reidy leading the nominations for this Saturday night, along with South Australian champion Dean Heseltine. They will be challenging each other and be challenged by the likes of Grant Cullinger, Neale Peachey, Paul Sullivan from Ballan and Bendigo racer Sharon Tindal.
Club racing classes supporting the two big classes include the Standard Saloons, Sports Sedans and Unlimited Sedans. In the Standard Saloons watch Paul and Hannah Domburg, Chris Carvill, Hayden Clifford and Dean Pederson, in particular. We are tipping a win to one of those and in Sports Sedans the field is reasonably open, however Chris Rieck is the favourite with other likely front of the field runners being Scott Angus, Cameron Dike, Kate Meyer and Marc Hanson.
Finally the Unlimited Sedans field is small, yet competitive, due to their Victorian title being the Saturday after and some competitors keeping their cars in the shed for that race. Sean Lister, Cameron Impey and Graeme Nugent look the most likely to be scrapping it out for the win.
Gates to the public open at 2pm, aiming for a 4.30pm race meeting start.
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