On Saturday night 30 September the Central Midlands Speedway Association ran their Opening Night for the 2017/18 racing season. The build up to this event has been a long and busy one for the club members during the off season with many months of work gone in to upgrade the track.
It is well understood by the Committee that the track is the life-blood of any Speedway venue. These upgrades are part of their long-term strategy to continue to be a proactive and exciting club. Upgrades included re-surfacing and opening up the track plus adding more camber
to the corners. This will produce a faster track with more grip for good, close racing.
Earlier in the week good numbers of nominations came in, showing that competitors were keen to try out the new track – which did not disappoint. It held up well and great feedback was received by many drivers. The racing across all divisions was action packed and often door
to door. With plenty of collisions and skillful passing manoeuvres to entertain the spectators.
The feature race of the night was the 20 lapper for Production Sedans. This division started with an impressive list of 17 top-ranked drivers which ensured a thrilling final race for the night. Jayden McCuish lead for most of the race, fending off constant pressure from Barry Rose. Both drivers drove with remarkable skill but in the end Barry’s persistence paid off as he managed to finally get around the leader and a few laps later, take the win. Jayden, after a brilliant drive, came to grief a few laps from the finish and did not finish. Dale Cockman was always in the hunt and finished
second with third place going to Leon Wood. To re-live the action, the entire race can be seen on the Moora Speedway Facebook page.
The Street Stock division supplied the crowd with plenty of entertainment as always, particularly when the gate man tossed the coin and sent them out to drive ‘the wrong way’! But these drivers reckon they can handle any direction and set out to prove it with electrifying racing and the lead changing constantly. With good numbers of Junior Sedans out on the track, the kids drove with plenty of spirit and energy. We welcomed a few visiting drivers from Perth who expressed their plans to race at the track often over the season, in preparation for the 2017/18 State Junior Sedan Title which Moora will host in April next year.
Preparations are well underway for this major event on our season calendar and the club is expecting upwards of 60 of the best young drivers in the state to converge on Moora and compete in this massive state title event. The club is looking forward to hosting more spectacular and exhilarating racing action in upcoming meetings and welcomes both drivers and spectators to come on down to Moora Speedway.
- 7th Oct Burnout Comp (no Speedway)
- 28th Oct Junior Sedan Trophy Night
18th Nov Phil Farley Memorial Production Trophy Night
16th Dec Limited Sprintcars/Wingless Sprints
20th Jan King of the Wings 320’s/Formula 500’s
3rd Feb Club Day
17th Feb Club Day
10th Mar JSRA New Zealand Challenge & Les Staines Memorial Street Stock Trophy Night
7th Apr Glen Baker Memorial Burnout Comp/Club Day
20th – 22nd Apr Junior Sedan State Title