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    Racing returns to Blue Ribbon Raceway on Saturday

Racing returns to Kalkee's Blue Ribbon Raceway

By Graham Gerlach

Sprint car excitement at Kalkee’s Blue Ribbon Raceway track will come to life on Saturday night for the first race meet of the 2019-20 season.

Fans are in for a great night of racing, with the All-Star Australian Sprintcars making a return to the track, supported by V8 trucks, limited sportsmans and vintage hotrods.

After a thrilling night of racing at Murray Bridge Speedway at the weekend, the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All-Star Series will take to Blue Ribbon Raceway on Saturday.

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Series promoter Mandy Searle said it was shaping up as an entertaining evening.

“We get to visit Blue Ribbon twice this season – Saturday night and again in February 2020,” she said.

“It will no doubt be another great show and the crowd can expect some exciting racing.”

This will be only the third show for the All-Stars this season after RD1 at Mildura was washed out.

With no fewer than three past series champions in the running, there will be a close battle for championship points.

Currently leading are Michael Tancredi with 1010 points, Mark Caruso 991, Daniel Evans 981, Tony Moule 974, and Jarman Dalitz 962. Tancredi, described as a ‘thrill a minute racer’ took out RD2 at Heartland Raceway but didn’t manage to get the job done at Murray Bridge.

Evans is driving for Mildura-based Shaun McClure and is one of the hard chargers of the series.

He started in 14th position at the weekend and drove his way up to fourth.

Paul Solomon is another who will be wanting to improve his standing this Saturday.

With a couple of rookies in the mix, the night is shaping up as a spectacular one.

The All-Star Sprintcar series never disappoints, with close racing and large fields.

Previous events at Blue Ribbon have seen close, high-speed competition on a track that will open various racing lines from the pole line to the cushion for the bravest of the drivers.

With a unique arrangement of qualifying heats and pole shuffles the entertainment will not slow down all night.

Horsham’s V8 trucks will again take to the track with crowd favourite Tow Mater, driven by Jaryd Carman, sure to put on a show along with Flamin Fletch, Fletcher Mills, and new contender The Joker with Travis Matthews debuting behind the wheel of a revamped truck that hasn’t seen the track in more than 10 years.

Vintage hotrod owners will gather their treasured speedway cars from yesteryear for ‘spirited demonstration’.

Limited sportsmans will round out the classes for the night with several new challengers for the chequered flag to keep the likes of Jock Baker honest.

Horsham driver Troy Curran has settled into his new car and has a heat win and strong placings at other tracks already this season.


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