South Coast Classic attracts impressive line-up

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Action from the inaugural South Coast Classic for modified sedans.
Camera IconAction from the inaugural South Coast Classic for modified sedans. Credit: Jody Shanhun

An impressive field of modified sedans including five locals will contest the third running of the $5000 South Coast Classic at Albany’s Attwell Park Speedway this Saturday night.

The event, which has become one of the premier WA sedan races on the calendar, has attracted a field of 20 drivers, headlined by current State champion Anthony King.

It will be a huge sedan meeting at the banked Albany venue with the running of round 5 of the Super Sedan WA Summer Series also held in conjunction with the South Coast Classic while a strong field of junior sedans will use the meeting as the final chance to get some track time ahead of the WA Junior Sedan Title later this month.

King will be joined in the South Coast Classic field by inaugural winner Matt Noakes and his brother Clint Noakes, who prevailed in last season’s race.

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Five Albany-based competitors have entered, with returning trio Sean Theyer, Calon Ball and Matt Kata joined by Merv Penn and Jason Batchelor.

Former Albany resident Nathan Penn will be one of the leading contenders, having performed strongly in the modified ranks so far this season.

Branden Fraser, Paul Stevens, Rick Musarra and Lee Watt are others expected to fare well with $10,000 total prize money up for grabs.

A total of 10 super sedans have nominated to contest their fifth round of the SSWA Summer Series after round 4 was held in Bunbury on Tuesday night.

The series has been plagued with drama this season, round 1 and 3 in Kalgoorlie and Narrogin were washed out and round 2 in Manjimup was cancelled.

Junior sedans, formula 125s, production sedans, street stocks, limited sprintcars and bog stocks are part of the support program with racing starting early at 5pm.

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