Saturday night is speedway night at Autobarn Carina International Speedway.
It’s a night with a difference. For once, there will be no SSA Sedans on the program, but this new look program should present plenty of action and variety for speedway fans with the classes nominated. From the thundering V8 Late Model Sedans to the flying Formula 500’s, the mighty Modlites, the Legend Cars, the AMCA Nationals and never seen at Carina before, Stockcars will all be trying to conquer the clay track. As usual, let’s have a look at the individual sections.
Mighty Modlites. This is Round 3 of the Campbells Truck & Bobcat Modlite Series.
With 24 drivers nominated, it has been a very long time since these large numbers have raced at the track. This is a class field headed by the Queensland Champ, Bundaberg’s Casey Collins along with other Bundy drivers Jaydn Stone, Kurt Grambower and Neil Gregson. Crowd favourite and Mister Consistent, Klinton Hancey will be joined by Nathan Politch, Dan Lewis and Chris Fing who have all placed in recent meetings. Modified Sedan Champ, Aidan Raymont’s knowledge of the Carina track should give him some advantage over the others and be one to watch.
Flying 500’s. The battle continues.
Brodie “the Boss” Boss and the Moranbah Missile, Josh Pokarier are back along with a huge field of 18 drivers. Last meetings A Main winner, Luke Edwards is back along with third placegetter Joel Josefski, both proving that reliability and consistentcy pays off after the Missile misfired and the Boss spinning out in the feature. Carlo Moiola, Ken Newton, Paul Swindells and Bundy’s Andrew Owen are regulars but will have a new look opposition to contend with as well. Karla Nilsen makes her debut stepping up from the dirt kart division.
V8 Late Models. Round 1 of the Carina Series.
With 9 cars starting the round, Carter Armstrong could be the one to beat but Steve and Aaron Van Zeeland along with the three Jenners should make the racing very interesting.
Rhys Tomkins, Glenn Boulter, Josh Morton and Cody Simmons should feature in the placings and head a 9 car field. The AMCA’s certainly are getting plenty of starts at Carina this season and it is these regulars who should have an advantage when their State Title is held next April.
This is the first appearance of the Legends with a healthy number of 11 cars nominating. Matt Gordon would have to be the man to beat. However, the other ten drivers might have something to say about that.
Stock Cars. A Carina first.
This is the first appearance of these cars at Carina and not sure what to expect. The cars are heavily barred up and there does not appear to be a Racing Rule Book. The long Carina straights should allow them to sort themselves out in the heats. As long as all cars can start the A Main, we should be in for some real bash and barge racing. We don’t have a form guide for this so anyone could greet the chequer.
This will certainly be an interesting meeting, not just for the drivers, but also the spectators as quite a number of drivers have not raced here before. So, don’t miss this one, it’s a night of firsts.
Everyone who enters the venue must check in using the Check-In QLD app.
Everyone who enters the pits must have a current Speedway Australia licence or apply for a one night pit licence here – https://www.speedwayaustralia.org/forms/sa_pit_licence.aspx
Everyone who enters the pits must also complete the online indemnity form – https://www.speedwayaustralia.org/forms/SA_Indemnity.aspx
Pit entry – 1pm
Spectator entry – 3pm
Grand parade – 4.20pm
Adults – $25
Student/Pensioner – $20
Kids 6-12 – $10
5 & under – Free