Three State champs among big fields for Albany meeting
A strong field of nearly 20 cars will contest the third round of the WA Modified Sedan Series at Albany’s Attwell Park Speedway this Saturday night.
The meeting will also double as the running of the Noel Pearson Memorial, won by the highest point-scoring Albany Speedway Club driver in any division.
After rounds in Moora and Narrogin to start their 2020-21 series, there have been 17 nominations for the Albany visit including five locals.
Matt Kata, Calon Ball, Sean Theyer, Laurie Dowsett and Merv Penn make up the Albany contingent.
The Albany round of the series was cancelled last season but this Saturday’s event will feature State champion Branden Fraser. Fraser is already a round winner of this season’s series along with his brother Luke Fraser while Narrogin’s Paul Stevens has been on the podium at both events thus far.
Allan Mortimer, Anthony King, Adam Houston and Jayke Malcolm are also among the entrants.
The modified sedans will compete in two qualifying heats each before a top six shootout and then a 20-lap final.
Top formula 125 competitor Jacinta Tester will be looking defend her Noel Pearson Memorial crown on Saturday night.
She is among a field of 10 formula 125s, including State champion Sam Jewell.
Tester last season shared the memorial title with sprintcar competitor Jamie Langdon. Jewell has won the memorial on three occasions while Theyer, Ron Belfield and Aydan Trewern are other former winners nominated for the meeting.
WA street stock champion Jamie Oldfield will compete at the meeting in preparation for the State title at the Attwell Park venue later in the season.
Junior sedans, production sedans, formula 125s and street stocks are the support divisions at the meeting.
Gates open at 4pm and racing is from 6pm on Saturday.
WA Modified Sedan Series - Albany nominations
1 Branden Fraser
6 Paul Stevens
7 Matt Kata
8 Calon Ball
10 Ashley Baker
11 Sean Theyer
14 Laurie Dowsett
15 Luke Fraser
17 Merv Penn
18 Adam Houston
23 Jayke Malcolm
29 Sam McAuley
31 Kevin Ellement
47 Jarrod Rick
51 Anthony King
74 Allan Mortimer
133 Kim Smith
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