Strong national title awaits for State champ Pavlovich

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Chris Pavlovich is the current WA champion.
Camera IconChris Pavlovich is the current WA champion. Credit: SWB Photography

Current WA super sedan champion and Shire of Plantagenet president Chris Pavlovich is looking to add another crown to his racing CV when he competes at the SSA National Super Sedan Title in South Australia this weekend.

Pavlovich has made the trek across the Nullarbor to be part of an extremely strong field of 48 drivers to tackle Borderline Speedway in Mt Gambier in pursuit of a maiden national crown.

This will be the fifth time Pavlovich has raced at the national title, finishing in seventh place in the B-main at last year’s event in Moama.

Already with multiple feature race wins to his name this season, Pavlovich is one of five WA drivers that have made the trip east and he will be looking to create his own piece of history if successful.

Only Allan Blake (1977), John Singleton (1989) and Kodee Brown (2014) have become national super sedan champions out of WA.

This weekend’s field is stacked full of quality and is one of the largest in terms of entries in the past decade. Defending champion Matt Pascoe will be chasing his fourth Australian crown and he will be joined by four former national champions in Darren Kane, Mick Nicola, Callum Harper and Steve Jordan.

Current South Australian titleholder Ryan Alexander is also among the 48 nominations.

Pavlovich has made his way to South Australia this week ahead of official practice tomorrow night.

Heat racing will be run on Saturday night before the remaining heats and all-important finals will be contested on Sunday night.

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