Albany to host WA Modified Sedan Series ahead of national title later this year

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State champion and Albany local Jason Batchelor.
Camera IconState champion and Albany local Jason Batchelor. Credit: Team Carnage Media

State champion Jason Batchelor will headline a strong field of entries for the WA Modified Sedan Series event that will be held in Albany on Saturday night.

Albany’s Attwell Park Speedway will host the national modified title over the Easter long weekend this year and the sixth round of the WA series will prove vital for those preparing for the blue-ribbon event.

Batchelor is among a strong list of local drivers who will take to their home clay, with Calon Ball, Laurie Dowsett and Merv Penn.

Luke Fraser and Anthony King in action.
Camera IconLuke Fraser and Anthony King in action. Credit: Team Carnage Media

Round five of the WA Modified Sedan Series was cancelled but former State champions Brendan Selleck and Anthony King are both expected to figure prominently when racing returns to Albany.

Luke Fraser leads the series standings with 651 points ahead of Sam McAuley (559), Jamie Higgs (497), King (393) and Dowsett (376).

Father-and-son team Lindsay and Sam McAuley will make the trip south to race while there will be three Higgs in the field on Saturday night — Brendan, Jason and Jamie Higgs.

Narrogin’s Paul Stevens has overcome engine dramas to race in Albany and Esperance’s Wade Rigney will make his debut in the division.

The series will be part of another big meeting at the Albany venue with the formula 125s also holding a feature race.

Legend cars and wingless sprints are visiting divisions, with street stocks, production sedans and junior sedans. Gates open at 4pm and racing starts at 6pm.

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