Redline Raceway returns to action this Saturday night

After a delayed start to the current season at Redline Raceway due to facility renovations and restructuring, the committee and volunteers are excited to get the start of the speedway season for greater Ballarat and its surrounds underway this Saturday night with the Modified Sedans and Street Stock classes taking centre stage with the along with a round of the Super Rod tour and supporting Standard Saloons.

The Modified Sedans will compete in the annual Ern Overall Memorial recognising the late Ballarat businessman who had a strong affiliation with the Modified class as a competitor and as an administrator along with a similar affiliation to the Redline Raceway facility at various stages of his life. Ern dedicated many hours and dollars into both organisations and the event is a truly sought-after victory each season it has been held.

Jakobe and Corey Jetson from Tasmania and Joel Berkley from Queensland are some visiting competitors this Saturday night to come up against Kye Walters the Victorian champion, Wade McCarthy from Mildura, Brody Chrystie from Alexandra and the likes of Darcy Wilson from Ballarat, Darren Cockerill from the Redline club, Dylan Barrow another from the Ballarat club, Daniel Simpson from Horsham and Ballarat raised Ladies Bella Rizzoli, Karen Ferguson and her daughter Brooke.

A number of the entrants are in with a real shot of figuring in the final five spots come feature time and the Modified six-cylinder cars as usual will thrill race fans.

Street Stocks will also feature with the Eliminator Cup having been renamed and dedicated to all those legends of the past that have passed on. Now known as the Legends Memorial Eliminator, drivers who make the feature race will flip direction of racing three times with only a set number of cars moving on to the second and third segments after eliminations, before those remaining competitors go hammer and tong to win the race overall.

Expect competitors to attempt to swap their door decals through the night with drivers representing the host club such as Mick Dann, Dean Jenkins, Andrew Burgoyne, Scott Secombe, Scott Purdie, Matthew Glab and Melissa Crutchley who will be up against Dale Morrison, Jason Duell, Shaun Henry, and Jayden Blomeley looking for a big win to kick start the back half off the season.

The powerful and loud Super Rods competing with eight-cylinder engines hidden under their small car fibreglass bodies that represent makes such as Mini’s, Daihatsu’s, and Suzuki’s along with others are always popular wherever they go, and they return to Redline this weekend in a round of their tour series.

Victorian champion Jacob Pitcher is leading the list of nominations that includes Jamie May, Troy Gleeson, Michael Coad, and Stanley Marco Junior amongst those competing. Gerard Mabbitt represents greater Ballarat.

Plus, Standard Saloons with lots of Ballarat representation will be the support class of the evening. Scott Whittle the winningest driver ever in the class and representing Redline will be up against Bailey Sinclair, Rick Stowe, Dean Pedersen, and Nathan Hutchins amongst others.

Racing begins at 4:30pm finishing at 10:30 at 569 Yankee Flat Road Buninyong. Adult Tickets are $30 each with Children aged from 6 to 16 at $7 and aged and invalid pensioners $25. A family ticket will cost $65 for two adults and three children whilst any child aged five and under are free.

The venue is a permitted alcohol venue, no BYO allowed under law. Contact for information 0418 399 917.

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NOMINATIONS
ERN OVERALL MEMORIAL FOR MODIFIED SEDANS
Jakobe Jetson – Tasmania 1
Kye Walters – Victoria 1
Darcy Wilson – Ballarat 5
Wade McCarthy – Mildura 6
Corey Jetson – Tasmania 6
Joel Berkley – Queensland 9
Karen Ferguson – Laang 11
Darren Cockerill – Redline 11
Billy Reick – Avalon 12
Matt Gerlach – Avalon 14
Will Shore – Mildura 15
Dylan Barrow – Ballarat 17
Chris Reick – Avalon 18
Bella Rizzoli – Ballarat 18
Brooke Ferguson – Portland 18
Brody Chrystie – Alexandra 32
Daniel Simpson – Horsham 33
Chris Whatmore – Ballarat 42
Shawn Thompson – Heartland 45
Kasey Garlick – Alexandra 62
Kayla Knox – South Australia 68

SSA STREET STOCKS LEGENDS MEMORIAL ELIMINATOR
Mick Dann – Redline 0
Colin Forbes – Ballarat 0
Adam Barkby – Alexandra 4
Jack Jordan – Swan Hill 4
Dean Jenkins – Redline 4
Leigh Gooding – Rosedale 11
Andrew Burgoyne – Redline 13
Dale Morrison – Alexandra 13
Robert Smith – Ballarat 14
Scott Secombe – Redline 18
Jason Duell – South Australia 18
Shaun Henry – Ballarat 23
Zac Yeoman – Ballarat 24
Jamie Crutchley – Warrnambool 25
Nathan Hutchins – Hamilton 25
Peter Kinnear – Warrnambool 35
Scott Purdie – Redline 38
Ron Davey – Ballarat 36
Josh Davey – Ballarat 38
Steven Watts – Warrnambool 55
Matthew Glab – Redline 57
Jayden Blomeley – Ballarat 62
Troy Blomeley – Ballarat 64
Melissa Crutchley – Redline 77
Dean Whatmore – Ballarat 84
Brad Dickson – Nyora 84
Lockhlan Glare – Swan Hill 96

SUPER ROD TOUR
Jacob Pitcher – Victoria 1
Jamie May – Warrnambool 8
Allan Pitcher – Avalon 10
Troy Gleeson – Warrnambool 21
Corey Degliatis – Mortlake 22
Troy Kelly – Warrnambool 27
Aaron Charlotte – Avalon 29
Gerard Mabbitt – Ballarat 39
Jason Poustie – Simpson – 48
Michael Coad – Simpson 59
Sally Woolstencroft – Simpson 66
Stanley Marco – Avalon 75
Stanley Marco Jnr – Avalon 77
Bailey Pitcher – Avalon 82

VSC STANDARD SALOONS
Scott Whittle – Redline 6
Luke King – Nyora 16
Nathan Hutchins – Hamilton 25
Charmaine Bryans – Nyora 26
Sammii Paterson – Ballarat 31
Michael Hutchins – Hamilton 41
Sean Oakes-Rogers – Ballarat 56
Dean Pedersen – Daylesford 72
Jacob Head – Ballarat 95
Bailey Sinclair – Ballarat 96
Rick Stowe – Ballarat 97
Hayley Walker – Daylesford 97
Brad Sheppard – Ballarat 99

Ends Release.

Media written by Speedcafe contributor DMT Sports Media – Dean Thompson