MASTERS SERIES HEATS UP FOR WAHGUNYAH
The excitement enterprise that is the Ballistic Performance Parts Masters Series heads north this weekend to Wahgunyah Speedway for round 5 of the series. A solid field will battle the heat expected to be in the low 30's on Saturday with each driver having different priorities of what they want to achieve, some looking to add to their points for the series while others will be all out for the win, one thing's for sure the racing is going to be nothing less that thrilling. The likes of Trevor Perry and Jason Crawford will be looking to continue their battle up front vying for every point throughout the night in their fight for the series lead. Currently Perry is winning that battle 84 points clear of Crawford. Then next 7 places in the series are all covered by only 30 points which give a good sign of how close the racing has been this season and any of them are capable of an upset win on any night. Leading the charge in that group of drivers is Danny Stainer in his HMJ Chassis which is proving to be quite competitive as he continues to develop the car. Much improved racer this season David Bacon in his Perry Bros Chassis has been ultra competitive and currently see's himself in 4th position in the series. Coming off a 4th place finish at Wangaratta last round NSW's Rod Saville is making the trip down again after enjoying his night and looking to fine tune his car before the Australian Title at Nowra later this month. The ever competitive Lisa Chalcraft almost held on for the win at Wangaratta and she is looking for another strong performance this week, as is Sean Denning who has been improving each meeting this season driving the only independent suspension car in the Victoria. Shawn Ward was excited to take an early lead in the feature a couple of weeks ago before spinning and suffering rear end damage after contact with another car. He'll be keen to get back in the V88 and get back up the front of the field. Chris Fowler suffered engine and fuel problems and is looking to get his season back on track as is Mark Blackeby who returns after missing the previous round. The V81 car of Travis Florimell has been nominated however Travis won't be in the pilot seat this weekend as he misses with work commitments however he has found a handy replacement in 3 time Masters Series Champion and now Speedcar regular Ashley Booker. Ashley isn't making the trip to Wahgunyah for 2nd place and will be putting it all on the line for another win to his name. It's all set to be another close round of high speed racing with all the action set to kick off at 11am with GP Midgets on track from 12pm for a big day of racing this Saturday.