After an extended off season due the to the Covid 19 pandemic its finally time to go racing this Saturday Night at Borderline Speedway with a variety packed program headlined by Round 2 of the SA Sprintcar Tri Series, Wingless Sprints, Formula 500s and Late Models.
With 23 nominations received for the 2nd Round of the Sprintcar Tri Series racing will be on in earnest as the states best will be in action. With last weekends winner Brad Keller not in action this weekend it leaves the door wide open as any one of up to a dozen cars could easily claim overall honours. The SA Contingent is out in force with locals Glen Sutherland, Scott Enderl leading the home track challenge, while runner up from last Saturday night at Murray Bridge Daniel Pestka will be looking to go one better this weekend in the Stark Racing prepared XXX. Pestka is always fast on the Borderline clay way and will be one to watch. Ryan Jones, Lisa Walker, Mark Caruso, rookie Max Vidau, Ben Morris, Adrian Cottrell, Terry Kelly & Austin McDonald are also entered with the latter scoring a top 10 finish last weekend.
Marcus Dumesny and Jessie Attard will also be in action having already competed in each of the shows already conducted at Murray Bridge. It’s a credit to them to support this local series coming from Sydney.
A small field of Victorians will make their way across the border now restrictions have been lifted in the form of Grant Stansfield, Sam Wren, Phil Micallef, David Donegan, Darryl Atkinson and the Solomon boys Paul and Chris. All eyes will be on 2018 Australian Speedcar Champion Kaidon Brown who will also be at the Mount on Saturday making his Sprintcar debut for Dickson Motorsports.
A welcome addition to the field is young gun Tate Frost from Tasmania who has shown plenty of speed in the past at the Mount and will like his chances in his opening show of the new season.
Also, on the program is the 3rd round of the SA Formula 500 State Series and a great field of 19 cars have nominated in the biggest field of the season to the point.
Last weekend’s round winner Angelo Karoussis will be absent this weekend but expect the racing to be full on with Brendan Zadow, Corey Jones, Brad Stell, Richard Schmidt, Dean Cottrell, Ben Cooper just to name a few while Victoria will be represented with a trio of Raes being in the form of Jordy, Indy and Brock. Terry Rankin, Declan Robinson, Alex Ryan, Kurt Dunham Brad & Stephen Malone complete the Victorians in the lineup.
A fantastic lineup of 26 Wingless Sprints will also be on the card and if the racing is anything to go by in the past week then we are in for some awesome racing. Local hero Mitchell Broome will be looking for 2 in a row after taking out the Feature race last Saturday at Murray Bridge from fellow South East racer Kirby Hillyer. Both would love a Main event win on their home track however the cars coming from across the border will be itching to have a run headlined by the Storer boys from Portland, Warrnambool’s Luke McCutcheon, Tim Van Ginneken, Luke Weel, Alex Thomson just to name a few.
The local SA contingent has been white hot in recent weeks at Murray Bridge with Jack McCarthy who has already won a feature this season, 3rd place from last weekend Hayden Vickers along with the previously mentioned Broome and Hillyer.
The Late Models round out the program and despite the small field will no doubt put on some great racing. Rookie Brad Gartner has taken like a duck to water in this class and shown good speed. Victoria’s Cameron Pearson will be the one to stop.
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