ROUND 2 AND THE GLOVES ARE OFF FOR A RUMBLE AT RUSHWORTH
It was literally a smashing start to the GP Midget season at Wangaratta two weeks ago and this Saturday night the action moves to Rushworth Speedway as they host Round 2 of the Ballistic Performance Parts Masters Series. Team owners have had to dig deep to make the necessary repairs to cars for this week but now they are ready to rumble again in hopes of taking victory. In a night which will showcase the strength and growth of GP Midget racing across the country there will be over 20 GP Midgets hitting the track across Vic and NSW on Saturday night, numbers of which haven’t been seen for many years. A solid field of 9 cars have nominated for the Rushworth event alone with a good mix of seasoned drivers and rookies plus our northern cousins have 12+ drivers nominated for Nowra, NSW which is great to see. Chris Fowler will be on track looking to extend his good run after he was almost the last man standing at Wangaratta however with the likes of Jason Crawford back in the familiar seat of the V50 car after his spectacular rollover, Chris won’t have it all his way. To add to this Lisa Chalcraft has strapped in a new motor after the previous one let go in a raging ball of flames a fortnight ago whilst she was having the best run we have seen from her in the past couple of seasons. She’ll be back on the pace again this week and pushing for victory. The 3 rookie drivers in Terry Brown (fresh of a debut 2nd place finish), Chris Carr and Luke Stanley all held their ground and certainly didn’t look out of place at Wangaratta and we are only going to see upside to their performances this week, whilst Sean ‘the sheep’ Denning makes his debut for the 2019/20 season in the V52 to add some more depth to this field. In his GP Midget debut, 3rd generation racer Alex Myers will get his first taste of GP Midget racing in the famous V11, on a track that Alex has grown up watching his dad race at, it will be great to see Alex’s development as he learns the ropes as the season goes on. All the action will commence at 4pm at Rushworth Speedway this Saturday night, make sure to get there early to get a good spot on the fence so you don’t miss any of the action.
Jason Crawford back to the familiar seat of the V50 Photo: Rock Solid Productions