2020 - NATIONAL JUNIOR SEDAN TITLE
The only sealed road between Western Australia and South Australia re-opened on Friday the 10th of January, after being closed for 12 days because of the bush fires at Balladonia.
The closure of the Eyre Highway by the police had left some eastern states competitors stranded back home on the east coast.
The highway re-opening was great news for all concerned, The Collie Racing Drivers Association along with Speedway Sedans Australia announced on Friday morning that these competitors will be re-alecated a scrutinering time on the Saturday morning as well as a practice session, just prior to racing, this just goes to show the management team in charge of Speedway Sedans Australia are in touch with the needs of the sports competitors.
Buszan is Quick Time
Bunbury's Brandon Buszan has set quick time during official practice at the 2019/2020 Moyle Engines & Race Parts, SSA National Junior Sedan title at Collie Speedway on Friday night.
Forty three cars took part in the practise session over a two hour period, times were tight with 17 cars within the 21 second bracket and a further 17 within the 22 second bracket, with only another 9 outside those times.
The top ten Brandon Buszan 21.365, Beau Oldfield 21.403, Mathew Thomson 21.496, Jhy Pack 21.554, Mitchell Baker 21.561, Darryl George 21.602, Blake Ivanow 21.611, Brody Day 21.622, Bryden Southwell 21.720 and Kane Dellar 21.753.
2020 - 2nd generation charger from Bunbury in the very impressive Hyundai Excel. Photo: Speedway Sedans Australia.
Collie Speedway Speedway Sedans Australia Junior Sedan Championship night 1 - 11th January 2020
Ivanow WA1 undefeated
It is plain to see that our current West Australian champ Blake Ivanow was still holding a few cards up his sleeve after official practice on Friday, After the first nights racing, Blake came through to be the cool calculating professional that we have all come to know, winning all three of his heats.
51 drivers drove out on the raceway for the grand parade, led by the Kyle Beard Classic Speedway Mini that he contested the inaugural Australian Junior Sedan Championship here at Collie Speedway in March of 2003.
Fifteen heats were contested on the opening night with Mitchell Baker from Geraldton winning the first heat.
The local champ Seth Hinsey found himself with a wrecked race car in heat two after riding a wheel on on Erin Frasers car while challenging for the lead, Erin and i may mention a very emotional Erin won the crowd over with her winners inter view on the infield after the race.
Heat three went to Taj Vanzetti from the Moora club in the Charade, ahead of Joshua Ahearn and Cody Mackellar from Broome.
Heat four and Brandon Buszan was once again outstanding leading home Darryl George, Jhy Pack and Mathew Thomson.
Heat five and the Chief Steward must have been off on a break as Victorian driver Jye Irving, who was dead last went three wide prior to the start to take the lead on the exit of turn two on the 1st lap, it wasn't over Blake Iwanow soon took the lead off Irving and went on to win, Irving second and Rory Elsum Beaumont third.
Heat 6 went to Darryl George after a battle with Beau Oldfield.
Heat 7 was taken out by Brody Day from Narrogin who led home Jared Coutts and Rory Elsum-Beaumont.
Heat eight was a runaway victory for Kurtis Blackburn who came home in front of Jonty Barnsby and Mitchell Baker.
Mathew Thomson ripped through the field to take the win in heat nine, with Kane Dellar placed second and then back to Drew Flatman.
In the tenth heat on the saturday night Blake Iwanow got the job done with a win but had to contend with a big challenge from Brandon Buszan who had to settle for second.
Mitchell Baker made it look easy over the rest of the field in heat eleven, giving him his second win.
Heat twelve and the win went to Dean Schofield who held off challenge from Jye Pack.
Heat thirteen and a win to Beau Oldfield who finished ahead of Brody Day and Cody Mackellar.
Heat fourteen and an impressive win by Blake Iwanow to round out his perfect points score to date.
Heat fifteen and the final heat went to Drew Flatman from Mildura who led home Brandon Buszan and Bryden Southwell.
2020 - Blake Iwanow. Photo: Fastlane Photography.
2020 - Mitchell Baker. Photo: Fastlane Photography.
2020 - Brandon Buszan. Photo: Fastlane Photography.
2020 - Brody Day. Photo: Fastlane Photography.
2020 - Drew Flatman. Photo: Fastlane Photography.
2020 - Beau Oldfield. Photo: Fastlane Photography.
So after Saturday night the top ten placings were Blake Iwanow 108pts, Mitchell Baker 95pts, Brandon Buszan 92pts, Brody Day 92pts, Drew Flatman 82pts, Beau Oldfield 77pts, Darryl George 76pts, Kurtis Blackburn 70pts, Jhy Pack 69pts and Kayne Dellar 69pts.
Collie Speedway Speedway Sedans Australia Junior Sedan Championship night 2 - 12th January 2020.
Mitchell Baker Australia 1
Night two got underway with the final round of heats for the Moyle Engines and Race Parts Australian Junior Sedan Title, The racing was even more fearsom than the first night, with this the last chance for drivers to gain a better starting position in either of the two B Mains for the feature.
Heat 16 was a runaway win for Beau Oldfield who led home Jasmine Arnold and Brody Mackellar.
Heat 17 went to Kurtis Blackburn who led home Riley Dunn and Izak Davies.
Heat 18 and Brody Day broke into the 21 second bracket with a win over Bryden Southwell and Taj Vanzetti.
Heat 19 saw Izzac Delaporte cross the line first and lead home Mathew Thomson, followed by Seth Hinsey in the car the team were forced to rebuild after the previous nights rollover.
Heat 20 and the final heat saw Blake Iwanow take the win in front of Rory Elsum-Beaumont and Kayne Dellar in third, fast time for the heat was Mitchell Baker who cracked into the 21 second bracket.
A new concept was added to the format this year with the top qualifiers going straight into the A Main and the rest were divided into two groups for two B Mains.
The drivers that made the transfer spots in the first B Main were, Bryden Southwell, Rilley Hanson and Jye Irving.
The drivers that made the transfer spots from the second B Main were Joshua Ahearn, Aiden Doak and Elysha Cooper.