Rehn’s Raceway attracted more than 280 spectators on Saturday night and 46 nominated drivers provided an absolutely action-packed five rounds of racing with some of the closest driving seen in months.
Although numbers were down for the street stocks, the drivers did not disappoint.
Corey Gale was back out on the track after only managing practice at the January meeting.
Whyalla’s Adam Ellis and Port Lincoln’s Jarden Trenowden pushed hard for top position, with young Jack Grainger not far behind.
Young Ian Ellis Junior is an upcoming star, racing at the age of 11.
The modified class has become very popular, with 24 nominated drivers competing on the night.
The modified section provided the closest racing with many drivers finishing with high results.
Whyalla’s Brodie North and local driver Tom Harris both drove exceptionally well and battled hard for the top spot of the night.
Unfortunately the McCallum brothers were forced to retire after round three due to a broken axle.
Whyalla’s Michael Mashford and new Arno Bay member Ian Ellis both had new cars on the track and proved they were not to be messed with.
Nine open wheelers roared around the track together, providing the crowd with nothing but anticipation.
Whyalla’s Kym Schmitt drove remarkably well but unfortunately required a tow from the tractor due to a three-car collision.
Brad Stringer had his new car flying but retired after round two with car issues.
It was great to see Kalvy Hartwig return to the track and earn his top spot.
Chloe Chenoweth drove Andrew Lear’s open wheeler at the back of the ladies class, using the power to push through the pack for the top spot.
Kate Morgan was as competitive as always, with Elissa Sleep and Samantha Darling very close behind.
Sadly, Laura Beaumont was unable to finish off the night due to a broken diff.
The club will be holding its annual Easter race meeting on March 31, with racing from 4pm.
The club would like to sincerely thank the Cleve District Council for awarding the club a $2750 grant.
The grant was used to purchase new UHF radios and high quality headsets to improve communication between officials during racing.
Better communication will enhance driver safety and allow race meetings to run smoothly for both drivers and spectators.