ON THE PACE: Daniel Flood in action in his Wingless Sprint.SPEEDWAY fans will be pleased to hear that the long winter recess will finally end tomorrow night when Fire Service Plus Nowra Speedway kicks off what promises to be a huge 2010/11 summer racing season.
Big entry lists in both the Wingless Sprints and Street Stock Sedans has excited race organisers for the first meeting of the season.
Along with the popular V8 AMCA Nationals, Modified Production and Junior Sedans fans are assured they will see some top line speedway action to start off what will be the biggest season in the track’s history.
Starting with tomorrow night’s meeting a whopping 28 cars nominated in the Wingless Sprint category and a further 27 Street Stock Sedans along with good numbers in the V8 AMCA National Class will be out in force to get some early racing leading up to the NSW Title at Nowra on December 11.
Throw in the quick Modified Production Sedans and the popular young stars of the future in the Junior Sedans and you have an exciting program to kick off what will be a bumper season at the Albatross Road venue.
No doubt the highlight of the season will be the first ever appearance of the thundering 410cu Sprintcars, with Australia’s most exciting and popular division making its long awaited showdown on Saturday, January 1 in the biggest promotion the track has ever taken on.
Supporting them on the same night will be the equally exciting American style Late Models Sedans along with a good field of Modified Production Sedans to ensure the huge crowd expected are on their toes.
Before that though, there are several other exciting meetings planned starting with the first appearance of the season of the Modified Sedans in round two of their NSW Series on November 20. They will be supported by the opening round of the 2010/11 Falcone’s Bread NSW 4 Cylinder Sedan Series, plus a strong field of the super fast Lightning Sprints that always put on a good show for the fans.
Then organisers will take a three week break before the first of two State Titles to be decided this season in Nowra.
On December 11 the NSW Championship for the popular V8 AMCA Nationals which always draws a good field of interstate competitors to the Nowra venue, will be supported once again by the Wingless Sprints, Microsprints and 1600 Sedans..
Then it will be on to the biggest and most exciting meeting ever held south of Sydney when upwards of 20-30 of the best Sprintcar drivers in the state converge on the tacky Nowra clay for what will be a huge night and a great way to welcome in 2011.
January 15 will see one of the most popular meetings on the regular season calendar when the fourth annual Holden v Ford Test Match for Modified Sedans takes place.
This meeting has become one of the jewels in the crown for Nowra Speedway since its inception four years ago and the Holden team will be going all out to avenge the bid defeat they suffered at the hands of their Ford rivals last season.
In the meantime this week’s meeting will see any number of drivers in the running for the first round of the Wollongong Auto Parts Wingless Sprint Track Championship to be run at Nowra this season.
A big field of 28 has nominated including some of the biggest names in the NSW club, with the likes of former Australian Street Stock Champion Tim BInk, Trent Singleton formerly of Litre Sprint fame and Adam Butler who already has won Feature races at Nowra.
Throw in a host of the most exciting young drivers such as Wollongong youngster Shane Holbrow who won a sedan feature last season while just 16 years of age, former Junior Sedan driver Daniel Flood is another who always performs strongly on the Nowra clay and Tamworth charger Nathan Bootland, along with not one but three of the hardest charging young ladies in the sport, Monique Neve, Michaela Dumesny and rookie Caroline Craft and you have the makings of an action packed night of open wheel racing.
Current Australian champion Steven Quirk and current NSW title holder John Lodge Jnr headline an impressive 27 car nomination list for the Street Stocks that includes former national and state champion Brett Mitchell, Aaron Barnes from the 4 Cylinder Series last season.
A huge entry list from Newcastle has nominated also to contest a round of their club series at Nowra for the first time so fans should be treated to some exciting Holden and Ford competition leading up to the all important 20 lap feature.
Along with the V8 AMCAs, Modified Production Sedans and Junior Sedans fans will have plenty of great action to enjoy first night out.
For the first time in the track’s history there will be a new reduced admission price for all blue pension card holders (disability, aged and single parents) to help attract more fans to the track and make it a real family oriented venue.
With a new steering committee at the helm this season things are looking bright for what will be the biggest season in the track’s history.
Racing starts at the usual time of 6pm with gates opening to the public from 4pm, so remember Saturday night is speedway night at Fire Service Plus Nowra Speedway just behind the Pinebowl greyhound complex on Albatross Road.
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