The first major sedan show of the 2018/19 South Australian speedway season will take place this Saturday night (November 17) at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway with the South Australian Late Model Championship. The event will double-up as part of the Ultimate Speedway Challenge therefore it has attracted a healthy car count with some of the best drivers in the country.
The local line-up is spearheaded by Ryan Alexander in his Club29 chassis and Mark McCarthy, who is coming off a feature race victory at the Tolmer Speedway at Bordertown last Saturday night. Joining this pair will be Mat Crimmins, veteran sedan racer Steve Vaughan, Roger Oliver and regular AMCA National racer Jason Robinson.
The nomination list also includes a couple of locally registered cars that will be piloted by interstate drivers including the S7 Rocket of Sprintcar driver Robbie Farr, who will be making his South Australian Late Model debut. This aspect of the event will worth the admission price alone as Farr has been one of the most decorated Speedway competitors in a range of categories and this will be first of only two events that Farr will compete in a Late Model in South Australia this season.
Victorian veteran Gary Bryans and Warrnambool’s Fiona Verhoeven will also drive cars that are registered with SALMA.
In addition to the strong South Australian line-up the interstate contingent is as good as you will see at Murray Bridge all season long. Former National Champion Callum Harper and hard charger Brad Smith will make the trip from Tasmania while Brendan Hucker will travel across the border from Victoria.
The most impressive part of the nomination list is the support the event has received from New South Wales with Clayton Pyne, David Doherty, Darryl Grimson, Nathan Disney, Tim Bink and Ryan Fenech, who was outstanding during the Australian Championship earlier this year all scheduled to compete.
With this being the third round of the Ultimate Speedway Challenge Nathan Disney and Clayton Pyne come into this event in great form with Disney winning at Toowoomba while Pyne was runner-up to Disney before winning last weekend at Valvoline Raceway.
In in bonus for the race fans the night will also feature Fireworks, ensuring that the action will be exciting on and off the track.
2018/19 South Australian Late Model Championship – Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway – November 17, 2018.
Release By: Phil Michell Motorsport Media for SALMA
** Since the article was released it has been confirmed by MMS Management that Pyne and Fenech have withdrawn from the event **