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GP Midget Calendar All Set For A Big Season

The Victorian GP Midget Racing Association has finalised their 2016/17 racing calendar and is shaping up to be a very big season for the club. There will be a scrutineering day held at Wangaratta City Speedway on October 1 where drivers will have their cars given an annual once over by the chief scrutineer before being let loose on the track to practice and fine tune their setups for the upcoming season.

The club is not messing around this year and is jumping straight into the season with one of the big blue ribbon events in the Jason Glynn Memorial at Avalon raceway. Its a race that is held in high regard by the drivers and teams and they will all be looking to get their seasons underway with a win, so the action will be fierce and definitely a great meeting to come and watch. With a couple more meetings squeezed in at Wangaratta and Redline Raceway before the Christmas break the teams will have to be one their best behaviour at Christmas dinner as the Rod Quarrell Memorial / Victorian Title is the first meeting up after the break at Rushworth Speedway on January 14. Then the club head back to Wangaratta Speedway for another round of the Masters Series before heading to a new track on this years calendar in Nyora Speedway. The club is very excited about the little Gippsland bull ring and it will produce some great racing with the high banked turns. We then slot in 3 more rounds of the Masters Series which Ballistic Performance Parts have come on board again this season to support. These are at Wahgunyah, Wangaratta and Redline Raceway. On April 22nd it's the big one as the VGPMRA hosts the 2016/17 Australian Grand Prix Midget Title. After a successful first time to the track last season Wahgunyah Speedway have thrown their support behind the club in what is looking like it will be the biggest Australian Title in a long time. After all the hype of the Australian Title things don't slow down as the end of the season nears with the Wangaratta Cup, another trip back to Nyora and then to round out the season the Ironbark Classic at Rushworth speedway. It's a chock a block season with some new drivers and cars set to hit the track as well as some returning drivers. We thought last season was a close one however I think things might get ever closer this year. There are still sponsorship opportunities for any companies that want to support any of the events just like Pitstop Mowers and Jim Phillips have done for the Jason Glynn Memorial. If you would like to get involved please contact club President John Fowler on 0407 241 549 to discuss how you too can be part and a very exciting class that is growing year on year.

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