Rob Taylor sets the early pace as drivers get a feel for state titles

MARSH Modifieds, the three-litre Sedans and the Victorian Sport Sedan divisions produced the racing of the night at Wangaratta City Speedway’s first meeting for the year on Saturday.

The Marsh Modified Sedans were at Wangaratta to get their set-ups right before their Victorian title at the circuit later in the season. After two wins and a third placing in the heats, Rob Taylor went on to take victory in the feature ahead of David Barrie and Daniel Meredith.

In the three-litre Sedans, Jamie Lock became the first driver in more than 12 months to defeat Victorian Champion Will Lamb in the feature race in the division.

The Victorian Sport Sedans were competing in the first round of their Darren Levy Memorial series.

Doubling up on his victory from the last race meeting, Brodie Montague finished ahead of Martin Heiner and Raymond Ussher.

Newly-crowned Australian champion Ash Booker stamped his authority on the 10-car GP Midgets field, while other division winners on the night included Cooper Cappellari in Junior Sedans, Tommy Bowers in Goulburn Ovens Sedans, Danni Hutchins in Ladies Sedans, Michael Dickson in Compact Speedcars and Warrick Howie in Standard Saloons.

The Vintage racers included one imported from the US that used to compete in the Silver Crown series, and another from 49 years ago driven by its then 16-year-old builder Ray Lavender.

The next meeting is on February 22.