Drivers follow Easter Trail

Drivers follow Easter Trail

The Borderline Speedway’s biggest annual event will hit the track this Saturday after it was rained out last year.

The Easter Sprintcar Trail will start at the Avalon Speedway in Geelong tomorrow, followed by the Borderline Speedway on Saturday and conclude at the Sungold Stadium Premier Speedway in Warrnambool on Sunday to finish the 2023/24 speedway season.

Speedway competitors are required to compete at all three circuits to be eligible for the $10,000 bonus which is awarded to the competitor who earns the most points.

Around 15-16 big name competitors will compete at the three venues including last year’s feature winner Jock Goodyer, Grant Anderson from Albury-Wodonga and Mount Gambier locals Glen Sutherland, Daniel Pestka and youngster Parker Scott.

Borderline Speedway president Cary Jennings said there will be plenty to see at the Mount Gambier venue with the main event, super rods and wingless sprint support categories and the much anticipated firework display.

“A series of sprint car competitiors are coming to strut their stuff. They are all competitive, they all enjoy their racing and the show will be good,” he said.

“The support class for the whole three nights is the super rods that are a little car with a V8 engine in it. They all have different bodies put on them and they look funny and they put on a real good show.

“We also wingless sprints to fill in our program then at about 9:30-9.45pm, we will have some fireworks. The three tracks always have fireworks at Easter so it is beneficial to the sport and we keep going ahead with it.”

Mr Jennings said due to the time of the year if the Easter Sprintcar Trail, last year was not the only time the event has been rained out in it’s over 40 year history.

“At Avalon Speedway in Geelong they got to the final and it rained, we had rain all day and it never happened and then Warrnambool ran the show so there were no top point scorers and they had a little bit of inclement weather but they just got their meeting in,” he said.

“Sometimes it is only a few days before Anzac Day and when Easter is that time of year we can get inclement weather so it affects us all in general and every now and again we get one track that gets washed out.

“Last Easter was a fortnight later then this year so it looks like the weather is going to be kinder to us this weekend.”

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