WALLY ANSKAITIS CUP ATTRACTS A STRONG FIELD TO AVALON
The Wally Anskaitis Cup continues to build in its prestige with the 2nd running of the event this Saturday night to be hotly contested. Travis Florrimell was the early driver to signal his intentions sending a message to the other drivers that he intends on defending his win from last season and go back to back again this year. Although the v81 has been lightly raced this season due to work commitments with only a couple of heat races under his belt this could leave the door open for other drivers with more recent form. NSW registered racer Trevor Perry, coming fresh of a NSW Title victory could be one of those threats albeit he has had his own complications having to install a new power plant in the N55 (N1), Jason Crawford got back to some form a few weeks back at Rushworth Speedway where he outran Lisa Chalcraft in the dying laps to take victory and on his home track will be keen to keep that momentum going. Chris Fowler has had the speed this season with a couple of feature wins however hasn’t had much luck in his last two outings but he’ll be keen to improve on his podium result here last season. Then there are the drivers who have been quite consistent this season in a pair of rookies Terry Brown who got a 4th in the NSW recently and Alex Myers who snagged a podium in only his 2nd race meeting at Rushworth a few weeks back. We’ll also see the return of a few drivers that we haven’t seen much of this season who are keen to prove a point in Mark Blackeby after his big crash in round 1, Chris Carr and Luke Stanley who missed the previous round and Troy Buis for his first run of the season. However the crowd favourite and sentimental favourite for the weekend is the Wally Anskaitis built v56 of Sean Denning who will has change the car number from v52 for this weekend to reflect the number 56 Wally ran. Some of the newer drivers might think this is just another race however for those that have been in the club for a while and for those next generation drivers they remember the contribution that the man known as ‘Wal’ gave to the club over a number of years. Wally was instrumental not only in the VGPMRA but also helped build the concrete fence at Avalon. This Saturday night the drivers and teams will remember him the best way they know how, by racing hard and fair just the way Wal did. The fact is, this is not just another race meeting with a lot of drivers holding this race above many other blue ribbon events. There is also the possibility of an influx of drivers from NSW should the weather beat them at their meeting at Goulburn so get down to Avalon Raceway this Saturday night for what is going to be a ripping night of racing.