Ironbark Classic headlines return to Rushworth

THE Grand Prix Midgets Ironbark Classic and visiting Three-litre Sedans will headline the first night of racing for 2018 at Rushworth Speedway this Saturday.

Trevor Perry shapes as the driver to beat in the Midgets after at a win at Redline and again last weekend at Gouburn.

Hot on his heels will be drivers from around Victoria, including locals locals Dennis Myers (Shepparton) and Lisa Chalcraft (Mooroopna).

The racing will be flat-out when the ‘Mosquito fleet’ of just over 1000cc powered machines zip around the wide expanses of Rushworth.

In Three-litre Sedan action Bendigo’s Lennie Clark leads the charge with Andrew Ahearn, Steve Ellis and Wangaratta racer Andrew Robl among the challengers.

The class has a large contingent of drivers with ties to the Bendigo area and the Goulburn Valley and the action will be thick and fast at the front.

Local battles in all four club classes will resume also with the Box versus Lamb battle in Opens again in the spotlight.

Adam Box and Paul Lamb hit the track together for the first time since a huge crash earlier this season.

Mark Cecil will be keen to slay the big eight cylinders and Thomas Conboy hopes to continue his good run of results.

In Production Sedans, last season’s club champion Wayne O’Keefe is back on track.

He will be hunting victory over Shane Hutchins and Leigh Jeffery who have both already produced wins this season.

Chloe Lamb will look to continue her dominance in the Ladies Saloon field, however as usual she faces a tough task.

Rachel Pratt returns from Modified Sedan racing and Kelly Lamb and Felicity Roycroft, who have been giving Chloe a hard time so far this season, will not let up either.

It could be a tight tussle to the very end.

The Junior Sedans racing will see Josh Fitzpatrick trying to defend his ranking as the categories number one driver against Josh and Luke Cecil, Tristan McGraw and Daniel Smith.

Can any of the challengers take a big win?

Racing begins from 4pm with entry costs $25 per adult, aged pensioners $15, kids 12 to 16 $12.50 each and under the age of 12 free.

A family of 2 adults and two kids 12 to 16 is $60