Super sedans were a feature of the weekend’s feature class racing at Alexandra speedway. ​

By Dean Thompson

ALEXANDRA and District Speedway Club this weekend are scheduled to begin the new season with the first of many big race events throughout culminating in June with the annual 100 Lap Derby and August with the 3 Hour Enduro.

Starting the season with a bang, this weekend’s scheduled event will see the return of the popular and powerful Super Sedans, the Compact Speedcar and Grand Prix Midget clubs and all of our local Junior and adult Sedan heroes.

Racing will feature local Eastern Suburbs, Yarra Valley and Murrindindi shire based race drivers in competition along with the visiting up to 366ci powered Super Sedan’s and the smaller mostly motorbike engine powered Grand Prix Midget and Compact Speedcars joining in on the action.

Multiple time state champion Lucas Roberts leads Super Sedan entries with Lyle Harris from New South Wales and Dave Mackenzie from the eastern suburbs amongst the entrants.

Entrants in this popular class with spectators compete mostly in American bodied race cars such as Pontiacs, Camaros, Dodges, and Thunderbirds and often hike their front wheels off the racetrack as turn thrilling crowds wherever they go.

While the Compact Speedcars and Grand Prix Midget drivers compete for the first time in a long time at Alexandra Speedway. Compacts competing for aggregate club points and the Midgets for round one of their season long master’s series.

Sports Sedan competitors have a miniseries being shared by the Alexandra, Nagambie, and Drouin Speedway clubs each holding one round apiece.

The series starts this weekend at Alexandra and has seen an influx of Nagambie members nominating for round one to compete against the club widely considered the strongest in Sports Sedans, Alexandra.

Street Stocks, Junior Open Sedans, Junior 1200cc Sedans, and the nationally governed Top Star and New Star Juniors will all be in action.

Through the season classes featured at Alexandra will include Modified Sedans in December, Wingless Sprints in February, Australian Motor Content Association in March, the Victorian state title for Modified Sedans in April along with the Sports Sedan state series, Crash and Bash in May and the 100 Lap Derby in June and 3 Hour Enduro in August.

Alexandra Speedway is thrilled to be holding the Modified Sedan’s Victorian title this season, a class title in which some of the club’s members will compete.

This Saturday, racing begins from 4pm on Gordon Street Alexandra with a planned 10:30pm finish. Enquires can communicate via text to 0438 700 124 prior to race day up until 9.30pm, whilst the number is available for calls on race day.

Entrance will cost $75 for a family of two adults and three kids aged 10 to 16. An adult ticket is $30, Aged, and Invalid and children aged 10 to 16 is $15 with all children under the age of ten, free.