SPRINTCARS GALORE FOR VICTORIAN TITLES THIS SATURDAY

Sprintcar racers across the State and beyond have field entries for the Victorian 410 and 360 championships this Saturday night at Avalon Raceway.

Tasmanian Tim Hutchins, Sydney’s Ian Loudoun and South Australian Daniel Pestka top the interstaters hoping to oust the locals.

“A couple of our big guns have interstate commitments which is fine, but a Victorian title is of paramount importance to the majority of drivers and the competition will be fierce,” predicted Jeff Drew.

“The open or 410 class has 40 ready to qualify and the 360 category can boast around 25 which is excellent,” he added.

Another interesting factor is that Essendon Ford series points will be on offer in the open class which could make the title well worthwhile financially.

Jamie Veal has snared the lead in the $20.000 Sweepstakes after some stellar performances this summer, but believes a good showing in the upcoming President’s Cup on January 21 might keep his lead intact.

Grant Anderson, the no nonsense racer from Albury, is also in the open field and with a strong winning chance.

Time trials and qualifying heats will open the night’s proceedings at 6 o’clock while venue gates will open at 3.00 p.m..