MORUYA Speedway held its fourth race meeting for the 2013/14 season on Saturday, March 8, and while it didn’t draw the large crowds of previous meetings due to looming storm clouds, some fantastic racing was enjoyed by those in attendance.
Once the cars had been through scrutineering and the drivers briefing was done, the cars lined up on the grid for the grand parade in preparation for the days racing. The track was looking awesome and it didn’t disappoint.
The first division out were the Aussie Sixes with some nice driving in the heats by Johnny Ralph meant that he finished in first place overall in the feature race, followed by Jake Robbie in second place, who just happens to be Narooma speedway legend Jeff Murphy’s grandson, and Matt Lavis finishing a close third.
The next division to line up were the Under 1600’S. These cars always have a good go at it and this was no exception. Once again silver fox Dennis Richardson of Nowra was dominant, but he was strongly challenged by John Meyer and Nick Bussa finishing the feature race in this order with some nice tight racing.
The Ladies division lined up next however several entries were unable to make it to the start grid on time. Sarah Eastman of Bega won the first heat, with local lass Kathy Healey winning the second heat. The girls then raced their four cylinder Lasers in with the Aussie Six boys in heat three putting on a good show. Sarah ultimately came out on top in the feature race coming away with first place overall and Kath Healey excited with second place overall.
As always the Speedway Karts were all fired up for some fast racing. Darren Woods finished first overall with Nev Britton in second and Jade Lasker in third position overall.
Second drivers had plenty of entries but numbers were lower on the day due to mechanical failures leaving several cars still on their trailers. A few of the boys went back for a second go with Nick Bussa coming away in first place followed in second place by Darryl Hynes and Phil Stevens in third overall. This is a great division for drivers that haven’t had much experience behind the wheel, have gone a little rusty, want to try out another car, have a car out of action for the day or just can’t get enough time out on the track.
Last but not least the Super Production cars rumbled onto the track with a good showing of entries. Once again the boys were chasing the trophy and racing was tight with Narooma local Wayne Healey winning a heat in his little Laser before blowing an engine in the feature while trying to chase down Bodalla driver Todd Baxter who finished first overall. Dennis Richardson came in second and Keil Roseavear was third overall. Brilliant racing fellas, shame about the engine Mouse, better be nice to your big bro Ray. Hope to see you back racing real soon.
Thanks must go to all our sponsors and the volunteers who keep our club running and a big happy birthday to Harold for last week!
The Modified Production Championship Titles were held at Nowra Speedway on March 15 with a small contingent of local spectators heading up to support a few local drivers in their divisions. An unfortunate accident saw John Meyer rolling several times, and thankfully John’s okay but the car didn’t fare so well. Some spectacular racing and well worth the drive up for speedway fans!
Don’t forget the next race meeting on the calendar is at Sapphire Speedway, Tantawangalo (Bega) on March 22, followed by NSW/ACT Board Championships on May 10. The next race meeting at Moruya Speedway is May 17.