Article Courtesy of DTN Media
The 30th Annual Far Western Championships will be held this weekend and with a whole host of SSA drivers making the journey, it set to be a cracker weekend once again.
Held at the Shark Bay Speedway, some 850km North of Perth, the sleepy little town once a year comes alive with all the sights and smells of the travelling circus that is speedway.
Events will be held across the day for Junior Sedans, Street Stocks, Production Sedans and Modified Sedans, with good numbers in each division.
The Modified Sedan field is headed by WA Champion Clint Noakes who along with brother and former WA1 Matt Noakes will be once again making the journey. Both men have won the event in Production Sedans previously and will this weekend strive to become just the second drivers to win a Far Western Championship in more than one senior division with Fish Telenta being the only person who has ever achieved the feat previously. Of course the Noakes brothers will be pushed to the limit by a number of other drivers including Rick Musarra and Anthony King.
Junior Sedans will be once again split into Top Stars and New Stars, with Alex Swift, Mitchell Baker, Izzac Delaporte and last year’s winner Seth Hinsey just some of the names expected to figure prominently.
Greg Robinson is a four time Production Sedan Far Western Champion and will this weekend strive to grab his fifth win in the division, but will tested by twelve other drivers in what is the biggest field of the weekend. Barry Rose and Matt Noakes have each won the Productions event three times, but with Noakes racing just the Modified division, Rose has the chance to etch his name into the history books for a fourth time. They will be joined by former State champion Mick Hamon, Collie’s Graeme Rafferty and Ellenbrook’s Warren Flavel in what us sure to be one of the most hotly contested races of the day.
A good field of Street Stocks have nominated for the event, with former local driver Hayden Norman desperate to claim the win. He along with brother Ben will be fighting hard to cross the line in first, but will be challenged by a host of other drivers including their father (and Shark Bay Speedway President) Paul Norman, Carnarvon’s Jace Kempton and the returning Kane Munro, who won this event back in 2003.
Both the Street Stock and Production Sedan events will also be a points round for their Speedway Sedan Digest Gold Cup and Four Crowns Series respectively.
Racing begins at Shark Bay Speedway this Saturday from 10am, with all results being loaded up on Facebook and posted to the SSA website throughout the day.