THE speedway meeting on December 28 drew a crowd of over 450 spectators, all gathered on the hill to cheer on our local drivers.
The action was coming thick and fast with several cars colliding with the concrete wall, a spectacular roll over and others ending up off track in an attempt to avoid the carnage!
The Aussie Sixes got things started and the boys didn’t muck around with Johnny Ralph off to a flying start in his Alan May Holden sponsored Commodore, and Danny Robbie and Matt O’Shea of Moruya on the charge. Sapphire Office Services sponsored the trophies with Danny Robbie taking out first place in his M10 Murphy Glass and Mirror/KDM Metal industries Commodore and Matt O’Shea taking out second place in his Falcon.
Speedway Karts were as entertaining with brilliant moves and top racing. Southern Performance Spares supplied the trophies with first place only awarded in their divisions as follows: Standards first Steve Robertson, Modified: First Nev Britton, Outlaws First Glen Corish, 125’s first Ian Roxburgh.
Series Sedans provided exciting racing with Craig McAlister of Goulburn claiming the first place Sapphire Office Services sponsored trophy over David House in second place and Damin McAlister in third place.
One of the largest fields of the day were the Super Production cars. This division also had the most local drivers competing in one event and some friendly rivalries made for great action packed racing.
After a few wild restarts the boys were finally up and racing. Ray Healey of Portland Automotive battled it out in the heats with little bro Wayne Healey, sponsored by Narooma Mechanical, who was hotly pursued by Shane Jensen of Bodalla, sponsored by D&A Excavation.
Ray was down on holidays visiting the family for Christmas and just happened to bring along his race car “Henry” the Honda, and took home the Bodalla Workshop sponsored first place trophy for his efforts with Wayne taking out second and Shane in third place.
Second drivers sponsored by Fire Service Plus Batemans Bay was a little low on numbers but that didn’t stop them racing hard, Nick Bussa come away with first place and Aaron Millikan in second place.
Another division dominated by local drivers is the Under 1600s sponsored by Shell Moruya. Don’t let their size fool you, these cars really get up and go! Once again Dennis Richardson, sponsored by Screamin’ Performance, led the pack finishing first overall, followed by John Meyer in second place and Luka Bussa rounding up the top three.
The ladies division sponsored by Batemans Bay Trophies provided some spectacular action and near misses with local Kath Healey cutting the grass on the infield on her way to victory in the second heat. After a mechanical failure, Kathy started out of third position in the final, finishing second behind Sarah Eastman of Bega with Amy Flay in third place overall.
The club and the drivers would like to thank all the volunteers for the long hard hours that go into running these days.
The next meeting is January 25 and racing starts at 4pm.