Shepparton welcomes best speedway racers

GVMC will host Round 2 of the Australian Senior Solo Speedway Championship on Wednesday night, January 6.

THE Goulburn Valley Motorcycle Club will welcome the country’s best speedway racers when it hosts the second round of the coveted 2016 Australian Senior Solo Speedway Championship on Wednesday night, January 6.

Some of the biggest names in Australian motorcycle speedway racing will compete for the nation’s top speedway prize including 2015 Australian champion Jason Doyle from New South Wales and local speedway stars Max Fricke from Mansfield and Justin Sedgmen from Mildura.

Goulburn Valley Motorcycle Club secretary and Undera track co-ordinator Alan Jones said he and his club are really excited to host an illustrious round of the 2016 Australian Senior Solo Speedway Championship on Wednesday.

“It’s going to be a very exciting round,” Alan said. “It’s going to be a more competitive field with very close racing. Max Fricke and Justin Sedgmen both ride Undera very well so that will give them the competitive edge there,” Alan added.

The club has recently laid down a new surface for the Australian Championship. “We’ve just laid down some redstone, which is a very good surface. It takes to water very well and it’s going to be very fast,” Alan said.

Alan is expecting close to 3000 spectators at the club on Wednesday. “Dependent on the weather, we’re hoping for a really big crowd. Hosting an event like this is very prestigious. It’s the highlight of our season.

“It attracts a lot of people to our sport from the Greater Shepparton region and with the Council on board it can only get bigger and better,” Alan added.

Alan would like to thank the Greater Shepparton City Council and the local identities around town that have helped support the event.

Greater Shepparton Mayor Dinny Adem welcomed all participants and spectators to Greater Shepparton.

“It is fantastic to see the great work being done by the GV Motorcycle Club and I wish them all the best for a successful event,” Mayor Adem said.

The 2016 Australian Senior Solo Speedway Championship on Wednesday, January 6 at the Goulburn Valley Motorcycle Club at 510 Echuca Road, Mooroopna.

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