Albany Speedway Club’s new season will begin with a bang on Saturday week as it hosts the final round of the Ivix Industries South West Sedan Championship. The series began in 2019 and in the third year will head to Attwell Park for the fourth and final round, initially set down for Bunbury. However, the Bunbury venue postponed the start of its season due to ongoing upgrades and the South West Sedan Championship organisers decided to bring the event to Albany. The championship consists of junior sedans, street stocks and production sedans. A total of $6000 prize money will be handed out to the top 10 drivers in the final points standings for both street stocks and production sedans, each winner pocketing $1500. Only 41 points separates the top four drivers in the street stock standings going into next Saturday’s decider. Clint Hadley (325 points) holds a slender advantage over Ethan Genev (306), Phil Lycholit (290) and David Fall (284) while Albany’s Paul Bowman is fifth with 228 points. In the production sedans it has been a two-man battle thus far between Kyle Sayer and Aydan Trewern and it appears set to continue in the final. Sayer (369) holds a slender 10-point buffer over Trewern (359) who will have the home track advantage for the deciding night of racing. Richard Nelson (236), Albany’s Clinton Theyer (187) and Wayne Leviston (187) sit inside the top five. Albany young gun Harrison Beres is leading the top star junior points standings with 294 points ahead of round three winner Matthew Thompson (236). In the new stars junior standings Jake Fisher (312) leads from Colby Bosley (274). Adding to what will be a massive night of racing in Albany on December 11 will be the fifth round of the Pro Dirt Series for late model sedans. Australian champion and Katanning-bred star Kye Blight will be among the strong field of late models, with already 21 cars nominated this week. A solid field of modified sedans, including the likes of Laurie Dowsett, Brendan Selleck, Calon Ball and Allan Mortimer, are also part of next Saturday’s bumper program. This will be the start of another strong season for the Albany club with seven meetings from December until May. The season will be highlighted by the WA Modified Sedan Title on January 22, the two-night Easter Showdown featuring the Bert Vosbergen Memorial for super sedans and the Late Model Grand Prix.