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State titles and blue ribbon races for a show packed with action at Nyora this Saturday

Wednesday 6th February, 2019 - 10:33am

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This Saturday night Nyora Raceway plays host to four huge events on the one programme with two Victorian titles and two blue ribbon events set to entertain the crowd from 5pm with the Victorian Speedway Council BGN Autoglass supported Unlimited Sedans and Somerville Motor Body Works supported Junior Standard Saloons events to crown new state champions.

Supporting features also include the Miles Cup for Standard Saloon supported by Miles Mechanical to give drivers a chance to test at the venue before their Victorian title in March keeping everybody busy as will the Modified Sedan state series back at Nyora supported by Ramsdale Wreckers with many of the top driver’s local Nyora racers.

The pinnacle of every racers class no matter the value of their cars is to win a state title or national title if the class has one. This weekend two Victorian champions will be crowned at Nyora Raceway with the Unlimited Sedan title being defended by Nyora member Warrick Taylor who won last season at Rosedale.

Taylor will be in competition with the likes of Sean Lister the current Victoria number two driver who is fresh off a win last weekend in Ballarat, the current king of the 100 Lap Derby Lennie Bonnici, Scott Ellis who has returned to racing after a season off, Darren Nelson the third best driver at the last state title and a host of other strong competitors.

A mix of V8 and 6 cylinder powered cars all running purpose built chassis at a light weight and great power to weight ratios is what makes up the Unlimited Sedans. Some of the smaller engine cars could come into play as the night wears on and the track gets some wear into it as you have to be able to get the power to the ground without spinning wheels.

With last year’s Junior Standard Saloon Victorian champion now in adult racing a new champion will be crowned regardless of the result this year with a number of kids in particular in great form behind the wheel. Jack Yeomans, Lewis Williams, Courtney Meakins, Kacey Ingram, Damon Ingram, Harry Cecil and Rhys Lansdown in particular are drivers to keep your eyes on this Saturday night.

Lansdown and his girlfriend Courtney love to swap paint on track and neither of them give each other an inch; however they will need to be wary because others will make them pay if they get in a scrap with each other. Lansdown will be in a brand new car built for him kindly by the current adult Open Standard Saloon champion Nick Chrystie. Of course the sub story to that is that Chrystie did totally destroy Lansdown’s last car and had to build a new one. Lansdown has refused to hand over a set of keys to the car to Chrystie to compete this weekend in the Miles Cup though.

The Miles Cup for Standard Saloons is the last opportunity to text cars on Nyora Raceway before the Victorian title on March Labour Day weekend and last events winner Marcus Reddecliffe is at the top of the nominations list, with competition expected from a number of race drivers including Jack Brennan, Mark Miles, Stephen Douglas, Aaron Marshall, Warrick Howie, brad Hill, Gary Evans, Russell Hill, Craig Templeton, Scott Whittle and Brendon Miles.

This race is too hard to pick, the bragging rights leading into the Victorian title is so very important and getting this win to honour the Miles family is also high on the priority of many that have known the family for years.

Finally for no other reason than the fact it is a big night of racing is the Modified Sedans, a class that is the fan favourite for many in the crowd.

Andrew Blackwell is one of many Nyora cars that fans are keen to see win the event in the Modified Sedans with local sponsor Russell Hill having two cars in the event one for his son Nick Hill and the other for friend Brad Warren and he hopes to have one of those cars at the front end of the field to give the announcer something to speak about.

Some of the best young drivers going around such as Nick Cockerill, Brody Chrystie, Daniel Simpson, Brock Atkins, Kye Walters and Matt Nelson are also in the field and amongst the favourite for victory.

Racing starts from 5.00pm, costing $20 for an adult, Kids 12 to 16 are $10 each whilst all other children are free, Pensioners are $10 & a Family ticket is $50 for 2 adults and three 12 – 16 kids & others less than 12 in age.

For all enquiries call 0408 076 965

Nyora thank the Club sponsors for this season:
Miles Mechanical Pakenham
Total Autos Pakenham
Rip it Up Earthworks Bittern
Bursons Pakenham
HardAzz Concrete and Excavations
Tooradin Sports Club
ARP Earthworks
All Care Exhausts Pakenham
Bass Concreting
John Duff & CO – Shell
Mepstead Electrical
J Allcock Plumbing
ZT Carpentree
Ramsdale Wreckers
SS AG Services
Polly’s Auto Salvage
Sherlow’s Used Cars
Concept Trade Solutions
Flatout Trailers & Fabrication
Random Panda Photography
Onsite Rental Group
Mornington Motors
ML Automotive
Peninsula District Towing
Somerville Motor Body Works
Ultimate Awards
BAM Inspect & Build
Pakenham Accident Repairs
BGN Auto Glass
Affordable Auto Salvage
Ripper Sticker
Taylor’d Fabrications
Russell Steel
Heartfelt Candles
Dandenong Pest Control
Pakenham Towing
Wise Steel Sales
Victorian Crane Trucks
Snap On Mornington Peninsula
EPH Group

NOMINATIONS
BGN AUTOGLASS VSC UNLIMITED SEDAN VICTORIAN TITLE
Lennie Bonnici – Nagambie 33
Peter Cox – Nagambie 62
Wayne Eames – Corowa 51
Brendon Eames – Corowa 15
Scott Ellis – Alexandra 42
Michael Evans – Nyora 31
Adam Hutchison – Moe 5
Nathan Lightburn – Heartland 57
Sean Lister – Victoria 2 / Redline 4
Darren Nelson – Drouin 8
Daryl Nicolson – Drouin 22
Trent Susol – Redline 7
Warrick Taylor – Victoria 1
Daniel Unternahrer – Alexandra 86
Tim Williams – Geelong 46
Johnny Young – Nagambie 25

SOMERVILLE MOTOR BODYWORKS VSC JUNIOR STANDARD SALOON VICTORIAN TITLE
Jacob Bagnato – Nyora 95
Bailey Bennett – Nyora 13
Harry Cecil – Nyora 56
Owen Cecil – Nyora 66
Damon Ingram – Nyora 79
Kacey Ingram – Victoria 3/ Rosedale 67
Rhys Lansdown – Victorian 2/ Rosedale 47
Tyler McDermott – Rosedale 4
Courtney Meakins – Alexandra 82
Rhys Meakins – Alexandra 67
Maddison Miles – Nyora 12
Shaniiq Rowan – Redline 28
Blake Smith – Rosedale 10
Kaine Smith – Rosedale 11
Nathalya Westwood – Rosedale 18
Lewis Williams – Nyora 5
Jack Yeomans – Rosedale 21

VMPA MODIFIED SEDANS – SUPPORTED BY RAMSDALE WRECKERS
Shane McDonald – Corowa 4
Wade McCarthy – Mildura 6
Andrew Blackwell – Nyora 7
Jeff Leahy – Avalon 11
Wayne Ramsdale – Nyora 11
Nick Cockerill – Redline 11
Russell Bent – Nyora 13
Matt Gerlach – Avalon 14
Dale Hallett – Nyora 15
Russell Felsovary – Nyora 16
Chris Reick – Avalon 18
Nick Hill – Nyora 21
Brad Warren – Nyora 25
Michael Hayden – Horsham 31
Brody Chrystie – Alexandra 32
Daniel Simpson – Horsham 33
Brock Atkins – Hamilton 36
Scott Angus – Nyora 42
Kye Walters – Redline 46
Graham West – Bendigo 56
Matt Nelson – Alexandra 61
Rodney Burr – Goulburn Valley 81
Aaron Bunton – Nagambie 87
Bryan Galley – Mildura 88
Rachel Pratt – Goulburn Valley 94

MILES CUP FOR STANDARD SALOONS – SUPPORTED BY MILES MECHANICAL
Marcus Reddecliffe – Nyora 29
Kane Gibson – Rosedale 41
Adam Barkby – Nyora 4
Justin Hutchins –Nyora 23
Jack Brennan – Nyora 34
Justin Smith – Moe 93
Mark Miles – Nyora 12
Brendon Eames – Corowa 17
Stephen Douglas – Nyora 74
Shane Belk – Alexandra 4
Aaron Marshall – Swan Hill 85
Cory Horter – Alexandra 73
Aaron Laidlaw – Rosedale 23
Matt Kamolins – Alexandra 87
Micheal Fleming- Robertson – Corowa 18
Warrick Howie – Alexandra 60
Bradley Hill – Nyora 36
Joseph Otimi – Nyora 22
Hayden Clifford – Geelong 99
Gary Evans – Wangaratta 62
Russell Hill – Nyora 21
Craig Templeton – Redline 12
Sean Connolly – Bendigo 5
Tristan Hunt – Portland 11
Scott Whittle – Redline 29
Brendon Miles – Nyora 18

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