Sedans turn out for big birthday bash

Morgan MelvinSouth Western Times
The anniversary medallions which will be on offer at today’s meeting.
Camera IconThe anniversary medallions which will be on offer at today’s meeting. Credit: Bunbury Speedway

The biggest field of speedway sedans is set to assemble this afternoon at the Make Smoking History Bunbury Speedway for the Speedway Sedans Western Australia 50th anniversary celebrations.

It is hoped the event will make up for the disappointment of the opening night being washed out after only six events of competition.

More than 140 nominations have been received for the event, with drivers coming from Broome in the north, Esperance in the south and all spots in between – making it one of the biggest car counts ever to be received for one event.

In something rare that occurs in Western Australia, all five national divisions and their respective State champions will be competing at the one venue on the same night.

It will be a memorable evening for local Allan Blake, who will preside over grand marshall duties for the evening.

Blake was WA’s first ever national champion – recording victory at the 1977 Super Sedan national titles in Carrick, Tasmania.

He was also a promoter of the Make Smoking History Bunbury speedway for many years.

Plenty of formalities will be happening around the venue throughout the day as plenty of cars and their drivers from days gone by will be on show.

Spectator gates will be opening at 11am while racing is scheduled to begin at 2pm.

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