Bikes back in town after long break

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The clay at Attwell Park Speedway will be prepared for sidecars this weekend.
Camera IconThe clay at Attwell Park Speedway will be prepared for sidecars this weekend. Credit: Laurie Benson

Speedway bikes will return to Albany after a long lay-off when sidecars take to the banked Attwell Park Speedway track on Saturday night.

Solos and sidecars raced in Albany in 2010 after a 12-year hiatus, but only sidecars will return this time as eight confirmed pairings will take part in four heats and a final in their venture south.

Former WA champions Clayton Mills and Jeff Bishop, along with ex-New Zealand titleholder Josh Wells, will be among the sidecar entrants for Saturday night’s show.

A full list of support divisions will also run with the sidecar feature, with formula 125s, production sedans, junior sedans, street stocks, bog stocks and limited sprintcars all in action.

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Junior sedan drivers will be chasing valuable track time ahead of their fast-approaching WA title in Albany on January 19 and 20.

A big field of drivers will compete in the formula 125s, headlined by State champion Braiden Jewell.

This will be the final speedway meeting in the Great Southern before the festive season and then racing returns to Attwell Park on Saturday, January 5.

Gates open at 3pm and racing starts at 6pm.

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