Mid Western Speedway Darlington from Midday Saturday

This Saturday from Midday, engines will fire up and dirt will fly as the Mid-Western Speedway open’s its gates for the fan favourite Super Rods for the annual Col Grist Memorial. Not only will the Super Rods have a big event, the day will also be a State Points event for the Standard Saloons that has attracted some of Victoria’s best and fans of the ole’ 34 Ford body will be pleased that the Speedway Drivers Association of Victoria Hot Rods will also compete.

Mini Sprintcars, Formula 500s and Junior Formula 500s make for a terrific race meeting and with the event expected to finish in daylight and before 6pm, it’s a great event for families to get out to before heading home to the fireplace.

The Col Grist Memorial one of the longest standing races in the Super Rod class is an event that drivers want to claim to have won in their life and this weekend a stellar line-up will compete in the race to try and win this year’s version supported by family connection G & C Forestry. For some drivers in the field this could be their first Col Grist Memorial. The local South West Victoria grown class is extremely popular eight-cylinder powered racing.

Family members Billy Grist and Dane Court cannot wait to get down to business on Saturday and Jamie May, Neville Gange the Victorian champion and Michael Coad are sure to be at the pointy end of the field come feature time.

Tin-top racing is headlined by the Standard Saloon state points round and a handful of Victoria’s strongest competitors are signed on to compete. Daniel Stewart from Morwell and the currently number three ranked racer in the class leads Stephen Douglas, Rhys Lansdown, Hanna Domburg, Wayne Sheerman and Patrick Vuillermin into battle. Vuillermin a recent winner in Bairnsdale, Lansdown won this year in Nyora and Sheerman at Wangaratta and all three are sure to give Stewart a hard time at Mid-Western Speedway.

A small contingent of Formula 500’s has nominated this Saturday with Mat and Adam Turner, Jett Bell and Declan Robinson some drivers to follow for race fans. Formula 500’s also has a strong Junior contingent with a dozen race drivers competing. The field is complimented by New South Wales based racers down for the day along with locals such as Tyler Maggs, Chad Bell, Thyson & Jack Balcombe, Caleb & Jordy Langdon, and Holly Harris. The flying 500s are sure fire entertainment.

More eight-cylinder action on the show includes the Speedway Drivers Association of Victoria Hot Rods. Victorian champion Shannon Meakins heads the line up on the Hot Rods with Dean West, Phil Jenkins, Kali Hovey, and Russell Hovey amongst regular front runners that will challenge Meakins for victory.

Rounding out the action-packed day is the Mini Sprints with Jason Lynn last month’s winner once again leading the field. Ally Moore, Maureen Sell, Scott Burchett and Rahmon Rivero will all be keen to get one over Lynn on Saturday and take the win.

Mortlake Speedway Club would like to thank the following for their support.
Brooklyn Car Sales – Wendouree
Mortlake Roadhouse
Camperdown Truck & Ag
Gilberts Truck & Tractor Service – Camperdown
O’Leary Ag Contracting, Camperdown
PWS Fabrications – Geelong
The Tyre Factory – Warrnambool
West Vic Tyres – Mortlake
Olsson Timing Services
G & C Forestry

NOMINATIONS
SUPER RODS – COL GRIST MEMORIAL
Jamie Ackland – Mortlake 7
Jamie May – Warnambool 8
Dane Court – Hamilton 15
Billy Grist – Hamilton 23
Jacob Pitcher – Avalon 23
Rod Smith – Simpson 31
Neville Gange – Laang 56
Daniel Hookway – Laang 57
Michael Coad – Simpson 59
Tommy Marco – Avalon 67
Raedyn Marco – Avalon 75
Stan Marco Jnr – Avalon 77
Daniel Mills – Simpson 97

STANDARD SALOONS – STATE POINTS EVENT
Daniel Stewart – Victoria 3
Ashley Cormack – Bairnsdale 13
Robin Rundell – Portland 16
Tamara Rundell – Portland 17
Priscilla Grech – Redline 17
Sam Rundell – – Portland 24
Justin Crerar – Ballarat 29
Stephen Douglas – Nyora 44
Rhys Lansdown – Nyora 47
Steven Dadswell – Bairnsdale 47
Hanna Domburg – Portland 51
Wayne Sheerman – Alexandra 69
Dean Pederson – Mortlake 73
Patrick Vuillermin – Rosedale 88
Brent Clark – Portland 88
Jacob Head – Ballarat 95

SDAV HOT RODS – AGGREGATE EVENT
Shannon Meakins – Victoria 1
Phil Jenkins – 3
Dean West – 4
Chris Wilkes – 13
Kali Hovey – 22
Michael Lee 23
Eddie Ivermee – 24
Russell Hovey – 25
Gary Jose – 26
Glenn Lawless – 99

FORMULA 500s
Ben Telindert – Victoria 10
Lauren Bowen – Victoria 21
Mathew Turner – Victoria 32
Jett Bell – Victoria 42
Declan Robinson – Victoria 72
Owen Bulman – Victoria 79
Adam Turner – Victoria 83

JUNIOR FORMULA 500s
Mitchell Sanderson – Goulburn 3
Blake Matthews – New South Wales 17
Tyler Maggs – Victoria 24
Jac Laneyrie – New South Wales 33
Ky Young – New South Wales 38
Tyson Balcombe – Victoria 44
Holly Harris – Victoria 50
Jack Balcombe – Victoria 56
Caleb Langdon – Victoria 64
Max Bevan – Goulburn 68
Chad Bell – Victoria 69
Jordy Langdon – Victoria 76
Maddox Gibbs – Victoria 78

VSC MINI SPRNTS
Jason Lynn – Victoria 24
Ally Moore – Victoria 26
Maureen Sell – Victoria 27
Scott Burchett – Victoria 50
Rahmon Rivero – Victoria 62

Ends Release.