SA wingless crown will be on the line at Murray Bridge Speedway
The 2021 South Australian wingless sprint champion will be decided this Saturday night.
This post was contributed by MMS Media.
More than 45 drivers will take to the Murray Bridge Speedway clay this Saturday night, February 20, to decide the 2021 South Australian wingless sprint champion.
With the 2020 edition falling victim to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be the first time the championship has been conducted since 2019, when Victorians Daniel and Luke Storer defeated Joel Chadwick in an exciting finish at Murray Bridge.
Despite the absence of the defending champion, the field will still be stacked with talent, including Chadwick, the three-time South Australian champion.
In addition to his South Australian title, Chadwick has also claimed the Australian championship on two occasions and the New South Wales title, and would love nothing more than to regain the number one on the tail tank.
The nomination list also includes several other drivers who have tasted state championship success or who have placed in state championship events, including former Australian champion Alex Ross, former New South Wales champion Jason Bates, Northern Territory champ Troy Carey, Victorian champion Glen Watts, former Australian number-two Luke Weel, Mark Blyton, Joel Heinrich. Keke Falland and Robert Heard.
It will clearly be one of the toughest fields ever seen for the SA title.
But the talent does not stop there, as the list of potential winners goes on and on.
Rookie racer Ryan Alexander is no stranger to winning big events in a variety of classes and he is the most recent wingless sprint A-main victor at Murray Bridge, defeating Chadwick in a classic main event on Australia Day.
The strong South Australian contingent also includes Mount Gambier’s Mitch Broome and Kirby Hillyer, Anthony Tapley, Jack McCarthy, Hayden Vickers, Jake Ashworth, Rhys Heinrich and Brett Ireland, so there is a good chance the title will return home.
The remaining interstate travellers includes Victorians Harry Ross, Greg Bishop, Wayne Logue, Luke Schneider, Michael McDonald, Jason Bolitho and Geoff Cook; while Jack Gray will tow from New South Wales.
The South Australian championship kicks off a big week for the wingless sprints as they will return to the Murray Bridge Speedway on February 27 for the rescheduled 60-Lapper.
In support, modlites will return ahead of their Australian title, to be held later next month.
Street stocks will also be in action.
Rounding out the night’s program will be the classic speedcars in a series of demonstration races.
Pit gates will open at 1pm, with public gates opening at 4pm.
On-track action will start from 5pm.
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