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The Victoria GP Midgets are all set to get their season underway after a delayed start to the year this Saturday night at Redline Raceway. The club was to get the season started three weeks ago at Darlington however the weather gods had other plans. The forecast is looking better this week and a stellar field will be ready to put on plenty of actions for the fans. The Australian Champion Trevor Perry will be looking to start the 2017/18 season the way he finished last season however plenty of drivers will be wanting to spoil his party. Travis Florimell took it up to Perry on a couple of occasions last season and is hoping to start his year with a win and stamp his intentions for this season. Three new cars will debut this weekend two of which are the V11 of club legend Dennis Myers in his new Perry Built Chassis and the V51 of former Australia Compact Speedcar Champion of Danny Stainer driving a HMJ Chassis for the Pitstop Mowers team. Also driving for the Pitstop Mowers team will be Jason Crawford in the V50 and Sean Denning in the only independent suspension chassis. Sean has strapped a Yamaha R1 into the car this season which should see him up towards the pointy end of the field this season. The quality field continues with fan favourite from Mooroopna, Lisa Chalcraft in the V15. Last season Lisa shocked the crowd when an oil leak saw her car light up in flames as she crossed the finish line in one of her heat races, she then came back out the next heat to complete the full night of racing. Lisa will be putting that in the back of her mind this weekend and do what she does best by putting down some quick lap times and throwing the challenge out to the boys. Chris Fowler returns again this season and hoping to get his season off to a good start, amongst a tough field of nominations he will be competitive and could trouble the top guns at some point throughout the night. Mark Blackeby is looking for an improved season this year and will have the V10 Stinger ready to take on the high banks of Redline. The Bacon team will be out in force and will be competitive as David Bacon debut's his new chassis which was originally built in Ballarat and then bought by Bacon. Paul Perry put in a lot of hours modifying the chassis for Bacon so that it met the regulations and David is hoping to be on the pace from the drop of the green flag. David's son Hayden will have his V37 Perry built chassis ready to go for his first drive in the last couple of seasons. Shawn Ward is also keen to get back out on the track after a few seasons away from the track. Shawn blew the cobwebs off last weekend in a practice run at Rushworth Speedway. As you can see it's a strong field of competitors and there isn't many venues as good to watch racing from than Redline Raceway so if you need a break from all the Christmas shopping make your way down for an action packed night of racing.

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