Grafton primed for NSW Title

Hession’s Auto Parts Grafton Speedway will welcome an eager field of Junior Sedan drivers to its track this Saturday night, with the youngsters set to battle it out for top NSW Title honours, while a range of entertaining support classes are also going to be on the program.

Grafton Primed for NSW Title

Photo: Darrell ‘Mr Click’ Lockhart

In what is only the second ever running of the NSW SSA Junior Sedan Title, this season’s event will see no repeat of the results from the inaugural title, with the top-three placegetters not participating this time around. However, with 14 drivers champing at the bit to prove themselves around the 440-metre track, there’s no doubt who will be leading the field.

Fresh from successfully defending his National Title, Ardie Jonic is going to be tough to beat as he shoots for the 11th title victory of his illustrious career. The Queenslander has been in stellar form so far this season, taking out the Queensland and South Australian Titles, and he’ll be hoping to continue that momentum when he takes to the track.

Son of multiple National Super Sedan Champion Mat Pascoe, Brad Pascoe (Qld) will be looking for a strong performance throughout qualifying to set himself up for the feature race, while Brims brothers Hayden and Zac, who are the sons of three-time NSW Super Sedan Champion Wayne Brims, will also be amongst the drivers aiming to take the fight to Jonic.

Also participating in the NSW Title and hoping to keep the title in their home state will be Jaiden Santin, son of Wingless Sprint racer Mick Santin, and Charlotte Fouracre, while the Queensland contingent will also include Erik Wallace, Kurtis Peall, Dakota Laverty, Harrison Bates, Ashleigh Moller, Bodhi Russ, Phoebe Sykes and Jayden Hancock.

Local Andrew Firth has been the standout at Hession’s Auto Parts Grafton Speedway so far this season in the V8 Dirt Modifieds class, picking up a pair of feature-race victories, while last-start winner Dale Corbett has also been in fine form, most recently taking out the Christmas Cup. Dale’s brother Chris Corbett is eager to claim his first feature-race victory of the season, along with leading Sportsman driver Trevor Wiley (Qld), amongst numerous others.

In the Wingless Sprints, David Eggins will be one to watch, having clinched the victory at the track over the Christmas-New Year period, while Michael Butcher, local Scott Marsh, Jacob Jolley, Bradley Claridge, Warren King will be in with a chance, along with numerous others.

Completing the support program will be the RSA Street Stockers and RSA Fender Benders

Track entry prices are as follows: family (two adults and two high school aged children) $65, adults $25, pensioners (age and TPI) $20, high school children (with card) $15, and children (under 12) FREE.

Gates for Saturday night’s season opener will open at 3pm, with racing to commence at 5.30pm.

Hession’s Auto Parts Grafton Speedway is located at the Grafton Showground on Prince Street in Grafton, NSW.

Grafton Speedway would like to thank their naming-right’s sponsor for the 2018-19 season: Hession’s Auto Parts. Based in Grafton, Hession’s Auto Parts stock a wide range of parts and accessories at competitive prices. To find out more about their products, contact them on 0266 423 085.

For more information, contact Hession’s Auto Parts Grafton Speedway Promotions Manager Troy Saville on 0455 948 802. You can also visit their website at or LIKE them on Facebook by searching Grafton Speedway.