NEW SEASON, NEW TRACK AS GP MIDGETS HEAD TO MID-WESTERN SPEEDWAY
The Victorian GP Midgets kick their 2017-18 season off this Saturday night 25th November with a strong contingent making to trip to Mid-Western Speedway, Darlington for the first time for the class. The GP Midgets are delighted to add this event to their calendar this season to which there has been a lot of anticipation and excitement from all the drivers. This season is looking to be a very positive one for the VGPMRA with new cars built over the off season set to hit the track as well as new and former drivers joining the club. The club welcomes back Ballistic Performance Parts for the 3rd year in a row as naming rights supporter of the Masters Series with 9 rounds locked in for this season across 6 different tracks. Due to the clubs growing numbers this season, in addition to the Ballistic Performance Parts Masters Series there will also be a B Grade Championship held within the Masters Series. Drivers in the B Grade Championship will be eligible for points in both series.
This Saturday the current Australian and Masters Series Champion Trevor Perry headlines the list of nominations as he looks to get his Victorian campaign off to a fairy tale start in his pursuit of going back to back Series Championships. Perry's already had a head start on his competition this season when he took out the win in the David Browne Jnr Memorial on November 4 at Nowra NSW, so he'll be looking to keep that form going this week. It's unlikely that Perry will have it all his way this weekend as there is some red hot competition this season with Jason Crawford looking forward to another shot at taking it up to Perry and returning to the class is Multiple Australian Compact Speedcar Champion Danny Stainer in a new HMJ Chassis.
Club regulars Lisa Chalcraft and Chris Fowler will be back at it again this season and both are looking likely to be very competitive again and have every chance of winning on the night. Sean Denning has had an engine upgrade during the off season opting for the Yamaha R1 this season and from all reports will be right up on the pace. Mark Blackeby used last season to settle back into GP Midget racing but will now be looking to get up on the podium this season as will David Bacon who will drive son Hayden Bacon's car this weekend before debuting his new car at Redline Raceway in December. Returning to class this season is Shawn Ward who will be driving the Stinger chassis driven by Marty Job last season. All drivers are chomping at the bit to get back out on the track and on the tight banks of Darlington the racing with be close and the action will be plenty. Get down to Mid-Western Speedway this Saturday night racing from 6pm.