Rolling Thunder Raceway
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
First Ever Victorian Late Model Title this Weekend at Rolling Thunder Raceway
Fine Line Building Projects presents the inaugural Victorian Late Model Championship this Saturday night (Feb 4th) at Rolling Thunder Raceway Bacchus Marsh.
A field of 16 big banger American sedans have nominated for the first ever running of this event and headlining the list is multiple Australian and state Champion Brad “the O show” Blake from Bunbury in Western Australia.
Former Australian Grand National Sedan Champion Ross Nicastri will bring two cars south from their Sydney base with his emerging talent son Ben at the wheel of the second Franks Auto Parts machine.
Nicastri’s good mate Darryl Grimson will also be a contender as will Canberra’s Scott McPherson who will be driving the car used last weekend by American Ace Steve Francis to win the Australian Championship.
Speaking of Aussie Championships, Campbell Hughes won his first AMCA Nationals Australian Championship last weekend and this weekend will make his Late Model debut in the second Matt Crimmins owned car.
Crimmins and fellow South Aussies David Hartman and Luke Raymond will also be in action against a growing band of locals including Daniel Timberlake, Gary Bryans, Fine Line Building Projects supported driver Rod Edwards, Bill and David Mentiplay and Shaun Nelson.
Lyle Dicker will complete the line-up as he continues to travel south to support the burgeoning Victorian scene.
Supporting the Late Models will be18 of the AMCA Nationals with newly crowned Aussie Champ Campbell Hughes looking for another AMCA feature win while doing double duty in the Late Model. At least one interstate competitor has stayed back after last weekends National title to have a blast around the big track and a host of top class locals led by Mick Jackson, Grant Cullinger, Paul Sullivan and co will be pushing for victory also.
V8 Dirt Modifieds are set to make their Rolling Thunder debut after a busy month which included both the National and State Championships being decided locally.
Outlaw Thunder Sedans are growing in numbers with every meeting and are presenting some brilliant racing and there is no reason that will change this weekend as last start winner Damian Dannatt tries to score his second win in just over a week.
Additionally the Vintage Super Modifieds will take us back to years gone past with some spirited demonstrations.
Racing starts at 5:30pm
Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for juniors. Accompanied kids under 12 are free, and all admission comes with complimentary pit access.
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Melways map reference 340 G12
Track info line 0400 00 55 88
The next round of the Sprintcar Thunder Series is scheduled for March 17th at Rolling Thunder Raceway (Bacchus Marsh)