Wangaratta action to be fast and furious

Leigh Foulston, of Wodonga, No. 46, will be racing his compact speedcar.
Leigh Foulston, of Wodonga, No. 46, will be racing his compact speedcar.

THE Wangaratta City Speedway will shift up another gear as racing returns to the track tomorrow night.

Fans will be treated to a massive night of motor sports with several different divisions on show, including the Compact Speedcars, GP Midgets, Vintage Super Modifieds, 3 Litre Sedans and many others.

Wangaratta Speedway secretary Peter Patton said the club has lined up some thrilling events to entertain race-goers.

“We normally don’t have so many divisions on show,” Patton said.

“But due to the huge crowd we got last time, we’ve really gone out of our way to make another great night for them.

“We will have some of the best drivers from Victoria and NSW competing.

“The weather looks good, the track is ready, and everyone is really looking forward to it.”

One of the highlights of the night will include the Compact Speedcars returning for the annual Cardwell Cup.

This promises a fast 25-lap race.

“Robbie Gordon won the state title a few weeks ago and will be looking to add to his tally with a win in the Cardwell Cup,” Patton said.

The race will also feature Wodonga’s Leigh Foulston.

The Marsh Modified Sedan series will hold its state championship at Wangaratta later in the year, and this will be the only time for drivers to scope out the track.

“The Marsh Modified Sedans haven’t raced here for a few years, so it’ll be really good to have them back,” Patton said.

“They’re an up-and-coming class that is quite popular.”

Wangaratta’s Raymond Ussher will be looking to impress in front of his home crowd with a win in the Darren Levy Memorial series, however he’ll face stiff competition from the likes of Brodie Montague, James Powell and Craig Cottier.

There will also be a junior racing class to make it a real all-ages event.

Spectators under 18 years of age will be admitted free.