WAHGUNYAH TO SHAKE UP THE STANDINGS AS ROUND 7 MASTERS SERIES HITS TOWN
The Victorian Grand Prix Midget's Masters Series supported by Ballistic Performance Parts will receive a shake up this Saturday as the current leader of the series Jason Crawford is set to sit on the sidelines after damage sustained at Wangaratta just over a week ago, this opens up the door for his rival competitors to reel his lead back in. Crawford currently sits on top with 225pts some points 50 points ahead of Chris Fowler (175pts) and 55 points ahead of Travis Florrimell (170pts) and with a total of 80 points up for grabs on Saturday afternoon there is a chance that he won't be leading going into the final round at Rushworth on May 25th. Florrimell and Fowler have both had slow starts to the season but are coming home strongly and both made a significant move in the championship just over a week ago at Wangaratta when Crawford failed to finish whilst they score good points. Although it won't just be Fowler and Florrimell looking to close the gap, closely behind them is Mark Blackeby and Sean Denning who are tied for 4th place at the moment on 163 points apiece. To add some spice to their battle, not only are they tied for points in the Master Series but Denning currently sits only 42points in front of Blackeby in the AJ's Motorcycle Parts and Apparel B-Grade Championship. Troy Buis with a good showing at Wahgunyah could also elevate himself up the order in the Masters Series with both Lisa Chalcraft and Danny Stainer to miss the action on Saturday with personal commitments. One man who knows a thing or ten about the Masters Series is 10 times champion Dennis Myers. Anyone who knows Dennis, knows he is a hard man to beat on a good day but Saturday afternoon he'll have nothing to lose as he won't need to worry about playing the points game due to not being in contention for placings in the series this year, he can concentrate solely on racing for the win. It will be an earlier than usual start to proceedings on Saturday with a scheduled 2pm start which will hopefully mean that we're tucked up around the fire before it gets too cold. Come along and see some great speedway racing this Saturday at Wahgunyah Speedway.