Fifty drivers nominated to race at Rehn's Raceway on Saturday night and provided great entertainment for the huge crowd.
Lots of work went into preparing the track after the previous wet race meeting, which had to be cancelled. A little water after practice to settle the dust and the track was back to its best again.
The competition between the 20 modified drivers was going to be intense but Hayden Harris, Josh Smith and Whyalla’s Brody North were hard to beat. Kyron McCallum got a good second in round one and Jeff Francis showed he can still do it. It was good to see Adam Schmidt back on the track after some transmission trouble. Tom Harris would have liked his own car but still managed a first in round three in Brenton’s AU.
Corey Eversen and Dylan Wood were up with the front runners but found it hard. After three rounds 10 cars were on the trailers including Kym Pahl's car with a broken axle in practice.
The results for this class were very close and hard to report on every driver. By the end of the second round the race times were fast, around three minutes for six laps.
In the street stock class Ian Ellis and Tom Benford were having a battle between themselves and Matt Newland was trying hard. Jaylyn McCallum drove in this class for the very first time and Gearbox would have been pretty happy to get the car back on the trailer in one piece after such a hard night.
The Open Wheelers put on a great show as usual. Simon Harrison who will be defending his title in October was outstanding. Kym Schmidt was getting to know his new car and drove really well. It was the young drivers Ian Wedding and Taj Lear that had the pressure on the older brigade all night.
Glenn Wedding is trying to get his new car sorted before the state titles and Brad Stringer would have been happy with his effort gaining a first in round two.
The ladies competition is popular and their skills have improved considerably since the introduction of this class.
Chloe Chenoweth is hard to beat having had a lot of experience racing with the guys over the years but there is not much between the rest of the field. Kate Morgan and Emma Newland improve every race meeting and the outcome of the state titles will be interesting. Sam Darling had her first drive for the year and achieved a good second in round four.
Only two super modifieds raced in this class, Mackenerley Harradine and Daniel Hutchins, who won the night.