Christmas speedway time at Bairnsdale with race cars and Santa Clause to give smiles

Bairnsdale Speedway will once again be in action this upcoming Boxing Day evening with a great show for all that will including Sprintcars, Wingless Sprints, Standard Saloons and Ladies Standard Saloons providing the entertainment, whilst it has also been confirmed by club President Mark Both, that he has an agreement from Santa Claus to appear and in a major coup for Bairnsdale, Santa has asked if he can jump in a race car for a skid!

With Santa Claus brining joy to our children and getting into a race car, there should be plenty of smiles to go around for those in attendance, whilst the on track action from our classes will also keep fans thoroughly entertained with great races, big crashes and winners.

Sprintcars and Wingless both return to Bairnsdale with the Sprintcars fresh off a race meeting at Nyora Raceway in South Gippsland where Bairnsdale man Shane Steenholdt won the event. He leads the nominations for this event with Alistair Bastian and Adam Greenwood also from Bairnsdale and surrounding towns/suburbs and Peter Laity who finished in the top five down in Nyora amongst those set to challenge Steenholdt.

Wingless Sprints had a huge accident to one of their racers at our last show that cancelled the evening due to medical emergency. The driver Aron Lawrence we are pleased to hear is on the mend from a bruised and battered body he sustained, and we hope to see him racing later in the season once again.

At this meeting, competitors such as Ricky Mills the winner of the Gippsland Wingless Sprint Series first round and Wayne Logue, Peter Logue, Thomas McDonald, Kim Gosling, Adin Robertson, Bree Robertson and Jake Warren are just some of the drivers from Victoria to keep an eye on whilst former Victorian now Queenslander Liam Atkinson returns for a racing holiday and is very competitive up north these days and Daniel Goldini from the Northern Territory will be racing for John Rotheram, and Goldini is a top gun up in the north also.

Seventeen Ladies drivers have nominated for what is now going to be round one of a series being held for this season. With the Victorian title at Bairnsdale this season most of the expected title nominations are entered to get this run around Bairnsdale under their belts. The current Victorian champion Ally Morrison leads the line up with Dette Miles, Caroline Allen, Bronwyn Miles, Maddison Miles all from the Nyora club proven to be front running race drivers also coming along.

There is also plenty of developing drivers in the class and the Bairnsdale club have the likes of Jo Richardson, Heather McKean, Sammie Cormack, and Kate Stuchbery to represent the club at this event.

Almost forty drivers have entered the Open Standard Saloon race for this show also and the action should fast, furious and frankly insane with how these competitors bump and grind and bounce of walls, none of it deliberate mind you.

Shane Stewart from Morwell, Glen Pendlebury known as the Sheriff, Jamie Curtis and Josh Thomas all Bairnsdale members and hard chargers, Leigh Gooding, Mark Miles from Catani who won at Drouin recently, Chris Miles, Andrew Miles, Jack Yeomans from Moe, Matt Leek, Kacey Ingram and Damon Ingram from Warragul, Brodie Ardley, and Steven Danks from Drouin are amongst some of the tough competition entered. It is very hard to pick a winner, however Josh Thomas was quick at the first event until it was cancelled, and he is a specialist at Bairnsdale, very hard to beat.

Racing this Saturday starts at 5:30pm and the Speedway can be found at 120 Deptford Road, Granite Rock. Gates are open prior to racing for entry at approximately 1pm. The Consumption of Alcohol is Prohibited at the Bairnsdale Speedway.

Remember Santa Claus has committed to being at Bairnsdale Speedway on the 26th before he takes off to the United States.

Enquiries on the day of racing only, can be made to 0458 617 910, all other enquiries can be made via the clubs website at www.bairnsdalespeedway.com.au

Entry for this Monday night and right through the season is $25 per adult ticket, $20 for adult club membership holders. $20 for aged pensioners, children aged 12 to 16 $8 or a family ticket $60 for two adults and two children 12 to 16, all children under twelve are free to enter. Eftpos is available at the Ticket box, pit box and canteen.

Bairnsdale Speedway Association would like to thank these wonderful supporting partners;
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Aussie Septic Solutions
Bairnsdale Autobarn
Bairnsdale Automotive
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Bairnsdale RSL
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Bridgestone Service Centre Bairnsdale
Buchan Towing
Curtis Engineering
Dennison Quality Roof Restorations
East Gippsland Locks and Keys
East Gippsland Plumbing and Drainage
East Vic Hydraulics
Eastern Signs & Designs
Egee Printers
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Gippsland Treated Pine
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Great Southern Kitchens
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Mitchell Valley Excavations Pty Ltd
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Riviera Automotive
Riviera Concrete
SS Auto Wholesalers
Tambo Waste
Tim Bull
Todd Plumbing Supplies
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Wayne Trinder Plumbing & Gasfitting
Westpoint Motors
WGI Earthmoving & Heavy Haulage

NOMINATIONS
Wingless Sprints (21)
V3 John Rotheram
V16 Wayne Logue
V20 Thomas McDonald
VX21 Ricky Mills
V27 Ben Shaw
VX27 Bree Robertson
VX35 Adin Robertson
V40 Michael Loxton
VX40 Jeremy Pearson
VX41 Aaron Kennett
V52 Scott Irons
VX58 Jake Warren
VX65 Tyler O’Leary
VX68 Kim-Loong Gosling
V69 Daniel Goldoni
VX74 Ben Hodge
VX77 Travis Evans
Q80 Liam Atkinson
V87 Marcus Fraser
VX93 Scott Cole
V98 Peter Logue

VSC Sprintcars (12)
V26 Koby Noonan
V28 Michael Evans
V33 Brett Pope
V35 Adam Greenwood
V51 Roddy Dennison
V53 Nigel Laity
V55 Alastair Bastian
V64 Ethan Bastian
V66 Peter Laity
V88 Trent Nielsen
V90 Andrew Nielsen
V98 Shane Steenholdt

Ladies Standard Saloons (16)
BD12 Jo Richardson
BD13 Heather McKean
DS13 Jemima Borkowski
N13 Ally Morrison
N15 Airelle Wollmer
RD17 Amanda Pritchett
N17 Michelle George
N18 Maddison Miles
BD19 Sammie Cormack
RD23 Sharlene Laidlaw
BD32 Kate Stuchbery
N34 Bronwyn Miles
RD45 Elise Halliday
DS48 Tasharni Murray
N55 Caroline Allen
N94 Dette Miles

Standard Saloons (38)
RD6 Shane Stewart
BD7 Glen Pendlebury
BD9 Clinton Geer
BD10 Jamie Curtis
BD11 Andrew Cormack
RD11 Leigh Gooding
N12 Mark Miles
RD12 Jack Yeomans
BD13 Ashley Cormack
N13 Ally Morrison
BD14 Troy Cormack
N15 Justin Prins
N18 Chris Miles
BD19 Arron Cormack
DS19 Matt Leek
RD29 Nick Harnett
BD33 Tyson Bretherton
N34 Andrew Miles
N39 Justin Cadman
DS41 Kane Gibson
N43 Kacey Ingram
BD45 Adam Wharton
BD46 Michael Cormack
DS48 Anthony Murray
BD55 Josh Thomas
RD61 Rob Tatterson
BD66 Josh Cormack
N66 Brodie Ardley
BD69 Deon Fyfe
N69 Tyson Cull
AX73 Cory Horter
BD76 Nigel Frew
N76 Damon Ingram
BD83 Stuart Barkway
MOE93 Justin Smith
BD96 Don Fyfe
RD96 Steven Danks
RD97 Alan Danks

Ends Release.

Written by Speedcafe contributor DMT Sports Media – Dean Thompson