Super Rods battle for Victorian title
Blue Ribbon Raceway will see the return of the Mighty Mites of Speedway when the V8 Super Rods contest their Victorian State Title on Saturday.
Spectators will be on their feet with the always tight racing of these V8-powered machines that have evolved from the heavy hot rods of the past to now be the equivalent of a wingless V8 Sprintcar with engine capacities up to 5.5 litres and the body of a Mini Minor, Suzuki Swift or similar.
Without the use of any aerodynamics, these cars can prove to be hard to handle and the racing is sure to be hard and fast on the wide-open Blue Ribbon clay.
With mixed results during the season and a variety of different feature winners, the nod must go to the Vic 1 car of Andrew Howard to back up his win in last year’s title with wins at Portland, Avalon and Mt Gambier.
Ewan Mckenzie, with wins throughout the season to go with a couple of DNFS at Portland and Simpson, will be sure to be at the front of the pack with the always hard charging Michael Coad, Quentin Tanner and Howard Stansfield definitely making the going hard for Howard.
Also on the card will be the Victorian Formula 500 Stam- pede series final round for the season. As always these scaled down versions of a sprintcar will have the crowd on its feet.
Powered by two and fourstroke engines with a capacity of up to 600cc, the sound of these cars is unmistakable as they run full throttle for the majority of the race.
Close wheel-to-wheel action will be the order of the day and this can lead to spectacular incidents during the events.
Three Litre Sedans and V8 Trucks and Limited Sportsman are also scheduled to run at this meeting, the second last for the year for Horsham Motorsports Club.