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New Stars Set To Shine This Weekend

press release 19 July 2013

It may be forecasted for cold temperatures this Sunday but at Nepean Raceway it’s going to be hot, hot, hot as New South Wales’ best Speedway Karters will battle it out for round two of the interclub challenge brought to you by the New South Wales Speedway Kart Club. All six classes will be running this weekend and the racing is set to be intense.

In Cadets Connor Moreau has been tough to handle, however Brayden Shute and Jack Selmes have been closing the gap on him throughout the past weeks. Both these two stars will be looking to claim their first round win of the season. Young Taylor Blanch is also someone to keep your eyes on, each week the young seven year old has been gaining more and more pace as she may be able to break through for her first podium this weekend.

Payton Coghlan will be one to watch out for in Cadets as she makes her march towards the front
Above: Payton Coghlan will be one to watch out for in Cadets as she makes her march towards the front
pic - Brian Van De Wakker

Luke Geering was able to claim a clean sweep at the last round in Gosford but will have his work cut out as Andrew Sayre, Liam Camilleri and Kaidon Brown will all try and hunt him down. Liam Walker is another guy who will try and mix things up at the front. He almost claimed a podium at the last round of the interclub challenge so Walker will be hoping to do so this weekend. The Blanch Brothers of Zak and David will both go head to head with each other; both young boys will be hoping to elevate themselves onto the podium. Caitlin Genner is another one to watch out for as she has improved out of sight over the past twelve months.

It has been a Sayre one two out infront of the Juniors with Daniel leading younger brother Luke. Week after week the battles through the field have been incredible. Drivers such as Brandon Moore, Mathew Geering, Kayla Green, Lachlan Caunt and Taylor Coghlan will all be fighting for podium finishes and race wins. As always it is set to be very competitive in the Juniors class.

Jake Baines continues to lead the standings for the interclub challenge in Clubman Light. However new challengers have come to the front pressuring Baines for race wins. Ashleigh Jack had a return to form last weekend and was knocking on the door for a round win. The ladies keep rolling in though as Lindsay Jones, Alana Onley and Katylen Hickey will all be looking to score round wins and stop the streak of Baines out in front.

Peter McKenzie will be hunting for a podium as he continues on his great run of form
Above: Peter McKenzie will be hunting for a podium as he continues on his great run of form
pic - Brian Van De Wakker

It has been tough to pick a winner in Clubman Heavy this year as there has not been one complete stand out. Les Green, Daniel Selmes and Garry Morris have all shared wins between themselves. Throw into the mix Peter Styles and Laurie McDougall and you have one very competitive Clubman Heavy class.

Finally KT Modified is expecting huge numbers once again this weekend. The field is set to be boosted with the appearance of Sydney Sprintcar star Max Johnston. It will be Johnston’s first run on the Nepean dirt and he is thoroughly looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead. Mitch O’Brien will be a competitor to look out for. After a successful outing at the last round, O’Brien is hoping to collect his first ever round win at Nepean. After a convincing round win in the heavy category last weekend, John Watton is looking to go back to back at Nepean on Sunday.

The Speedway family will come together this weekend in support of the Hopping family. After the tragic events of a week ago, a raffle will be held at the track on Sunday with all proceeds going to the Hopping foundation. The Hopping family have supported the club for over ten years and is not just a huge part of Speedway Karting in NSW but with Speedway racing all around Australia. So let’s make sure we dig deep.

Racing will kick off at 10am with three rounds of heats before a final. Entry for adults is $5 and all canteen facilitates will be open. You will find Nepean Raceway on Rickards Road , Castlereagh.

The NSWSKC would like to thank their sponsors for their ongoing support of the club.

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