Speedway on track

Speedway on track

Borderline Speedway organisers are getting ready for a bumper season, as the first round of racing fast approaches.

Borderline Speedway president Cary Jennings is looking forward to the season, with the first event set to launch on November 24.

The first event of the season will be the South Australian Sprintcar Title and the David Vears Memorial Formula 500 Stampede, and Street Stocks.

“The 2023/24 is easily going to be as good a season we have had in 20 years,” Jennings said.

“We’ll start with the sprint cars which we have been trying to get going for two years but last year’s got washed out.”

There is set to be some top talent at the speedway to kick off the season according to Jennings.

“Recently we received a nomination from Brock Hallet, he won the 50th anniversary of the Warrnambool Classic last year, and we also got one from Jock Goodyer who is the current Australian champion in the sprint car division,” he said.

“We also have all the locals including Glenn Sutherland, Scotty Enderl and Parker Scott who just came out of go-karts and into sprint karts this year.”

The racing action will continue on December 9 with the Ti Bills Wingless Sprints Southern Street Stocks Series and the Junior Sedans.

The final date of the year will be the Speedcars Speedweek Sprintcars, and the SA Mod Lites Title on December 28.

“We’ll be looking at 40 to 50 cars for this event which runs from Murray Bridge to Mount Gambier, Geelong, and Warrnambool,” Jennings said.

“It used to be world series sprint cars, but it did not get started this year due to political reasons, however the four clubs around here really want to get the show happening.”

The new year will kick off on January 5 with Formula 500 Speedweek Wingless Sprints Summer Slam.

“I believe we’ll have 50 or 60 cars for each of those two classes,” Jennings said.

January 18 offers up the action and thrills of the Kings Sprintcar Challenge and Wingless Sprint State of Origin Invitational.

“It’ll be our 30th anniversary of the Kings Challenge, it will the best it can be, we have been running it for 30 years,” Jennings said.

The Kings Challenge attracts international competitions, with early indications there could be a number of Americans racing.

“It’s a top event that encourages a lot of Americans to come, we have got an indication there could be as much as 10 Americans attending,” Jennings said.

There will the be a break before the action returns on March 2, with the main event the SA Pro Sprintcars title, alongside the SA Formula 500s series, and the SA Modified Sedan title.

On March 16 the junior sedans will return alongside the Classic Super Modifieds and the SA Street Stock Title, quickly followed by the Easter Sprintcar Trail on March 30, with the junior sedans and the super rods.

The final racing date of the season will be April 6, and the season will finish with the junior sedans and classic sedans and rods, leading into the SA Limited Sportsmen’s Title.

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