Warrick Howie out to defend Lachlan Howie Memorial Trophy in honour of his late brother

CHAMPION: Warrick Howie is out to defend the Lachlan Howie Memorial Trophy with a strong performance at Wahgunyah Speedway on Saturday. Picture: SIMON BAYLISS

CHAMPION: Warrick Howie is out to defend the Lachlan Howie Memorial Trophy with a strong performance at Wahgunyah Speedway on Saturday. Picture: SIMON BAYLISS

Saturday’s feature race at Wahgunyah Speedway is one that will forever be close to Warrick Howie’s heart.

The Wodonga-based driver will be out to defend the Lachlan Howie Memorial Trophy this weekend – a race named in honour of his late brother.

Lachlan was tragically killed in 2008 and the Wahgunyah event was the next race after his passing.

It has become a very competitive day ever since.

It’s all for him, it’s a big inspiration and I always want to do as best I can at this one. - Warrick Howie

Warrick drove his brother’s car to victory the weekend following Lachlan’s death and also won the event in 2012, before claiming the perpetual trophy for a second time last season.

“It’s all for him, it’s a big inspiration and I always want to do as best I can at this one,” Warrick said.

“There was only one year we didn’t finish, but every other year I’ve placed in it for the last eight of them.

“A lot of the faster cars are starting to come up for it and it’s one of the biggest feature races of the year for us now.”

The Standard Saloons series features cars more than eight years old competing in various events across the state.

Warrick leads the championship and will be hoping to extend his buffer with another win at Wahgunyah.

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