BALLISTIC MASTERS SERIES IS HEATING UP AT WANGARATTA
The Victorian GP Midgets will be back in action at Wangaratta Speedway this Saturday night. The club was thrown a lifeline during the week as the Ironbark Classic scheduled for Rushworth Speedway was put on hold when the meeting was cancelled in light of the 5 day lockdown, Wangaratta Speedway came to the rescue and invited GP Midgets to add to their already bumper program. The drivers have responded gratefully to the generosity of Wangaratta Speedway and will turn up in force to brave the predicted 35 degree temperatures with 13 cars nominated for round 2 of the Ballistic Performance Parts Masters Series.
Only a fortnight ago Louis Rodriguez was crowned the new Victorian Champ at the venue and he will again be looking to continue this form. On that night the high point scorer going into the feature was NSW hard charger Janelle Saville, who was extremely disappointed having to retire from the race as the green flag dropped. She has quickly stated her intention during the week once the venue change was announced and will certainly be looking to prove a point.
Wangaratta local Chris Carr was impressive a fortnight ago showing some really good speed and will again be another to watch in only his 2nd season of GP Midget racing. Ashley Booker returns after a disappointing exit a fortnight ago along with Chris Fowler and the ever improving Terry Brown
The new blood in the GP Midget class continues with Paul Perry turning to crew chief duties for the V33 and inserting Tim Goss into the pilot seat for his first race in a GP Midget. The VGPMRA wishes Tim all the best for Saturday nights racing and welcomes him to the club.
Club president John Fowler spoke this week ahead of Saturday's racing "It's great to see the club heading in the right direction with a number of new drivers joining the club this season, Tim will be our 3rd rookie driver for the season and we've seen the return of some past drivers. I'm getting calls almost every week from people interested in joining the club and with a number of new cars in production it's a very exciting time to be around the club."
When asked why he thought so much interest is being shown he replied "I think the quality of our racing over the past few seasons has really improved. We have a lot of competition happening throughout the field on track but then when you get back to the pits the guy who just beat you on the track is there helping you to improve or repair yours. It's competitive but there is certainly a high level of fun."
All the action begins at 5pm at Wangaratta Speedway this Saturday night. Get in quick as only 1000 spectators will be granted entry (under covid safe protocols) for a brilliant night of racing.
V1/V47 Louis Rodriguez
N2 Janelle Saville
V3 Chris Carr
V4 Jack Ward
V10 Mark Blackeby
V13 Chris Fowler
V22 Matt Kamolins
V33 Tim Goss
N36 David Bacon
V44 Shawn Ward
V50 Ashley Booker
V81 Travis Florrimell
V88 Terry Brown