Streetstock honour up for grabs at Borderline

For the first time in five years, Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway will host the South Australian Streetstock Championship and race fans can prepare themselves for an almighty battle on Saturday night.

No less than 42 cars are lined up to hit the dirt and there are many contenders for the big prize.

They are all chasing Penola’s Steve Gartner, who is determined to defend the number one plate from an angry pack.

Gartner has won the last two SA titles, but is not the only Limestone Coast hope.

The class of current national champion Anthony Beare is well known and he is not afraid to get his elbows out in the pink Holden Commodore.

Mark Jennings and Jason Duell are more locals to watch out for as they often compete at the pointy end of the field.

However, there will not be just Croweaters chasing for the South Australian title, with drivers coming from all points of the country to race in the big event.

Matt Nelson leads the Victorian brigade and has previously claimed three unique state titles.

Ray Leonard and Craig Clayton have made the long journey across the Nullarbor from Western Australia, while Lee Harrison and Justin Brumfield are venturing down from Queensland and the Northern Territory respectively.

With so much talent on display, Borderline Speedway president Cary Jennings was very happy with the expected field.

“Many of the drivers have been in the Australian championships and won titles, so I feel it is going to be a top-class night of racing,” he said.

“There is a great roll up of cars and nearly every state is represented.”

The Streetstocks will not be the only high-octane action for Borderline’s first meeting in almost two months.

Leading the support classes are the Super Sedans which always put on a show.

Victorian Mick Nicola Junior is the man to catch after he recently won the South Australian Super Sedans title at Waikerie.

The other class is Sportsmans, which shapes up to be an important meeting for those drivers before the state title on Saturday, April 17.

A total of 14 classic sedans such as old Toranas, Fords and Valiants are in pristine condition to complete a demonstration run around Borderline.

A total of 2000 people can be permitted inside the venue and tickets are available online and at the gate.

Gates open at 4pm and racing starts at 6pm.

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