Rain fails to dampen club comeback
Katanning Speedway Club hosted the GWN7 Modified Sedans Series Grand Final on Saturday — its first meet in 16 years.
The club had not held a race meeting since 2001 and heavy rain across the region almost cancelled the weekend’s event, with racing delayed two hours.
It was a bumper meet with about 70 cars racing in five categories.
Local driver Kye Blight attended with his late-model to do a few hot laps for spectators.
Brooke Watson won the juniors ahead of Nui Andrews and Hope Bachelor.
In the street stocks, Jamie Ofield claimed victory, pipping Matt Amato and Darren Blight.
Paul Stevens took out the production sedans in front of Wayne Leviston and Mike Kinnear.
In the super sedans, Colin Knox took home the trophy ahead of Nathan Masson and Peter Wallinger.
Nathan Penn took out the feature race, GWN7 Modified Sedans, ahead of Blake Watson and Anthony King.
Watson was the overall winner for the series with the highest points.
Katanning Speedway Club passed on thanks to Mt Barker Speedway Club for its support.
Katanning is hosting its annual general meeting on Wednesday, June 7 at 6pm at the club.
For more information, contact club president Ernie Menghini on 0458 212 438.
The burnout competition was popular.
The club hopes to host another meet soon.
Racing under way for the first time in 16 years.
The club’s last meet was in 2001.
Saturday’s event drew a bumper crowd.