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The West Australian July 10

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    WA readers might have seen that the Speedway column in The West Australian newspaper last Wednesday was a repeat of the previous weeks column.
    The word from The West was that it was a production problem.
    For your interest here is what should have appeared in the paper last Wednesday.
    Cheers,
    Ken Brown

    PERTH MOTORPLEX SEASON CALENDAR SET
    The fourteenth season of competition at the Perth Motorplex will see an exciting blend of new and existing events being staged at the Kwinana Beach venue.
    Thirteen Super Speedway events have been programmed for the 2013-14 season which kicks off on Saturday October 19.
    The Grand Final of World Series Sprintcars will be held at the Motorplex for the fifth successive time on February 21 and 22.
    However the state of the art venue will also hold a round of the competition on the previous Friday (February 14).
    James McFadden, driving for Kalgoorlie owner Scott Milling, will attempt to become only the third driver to notch a hattrick of wins in the series after Skip Jackson and Brooke Tatnell.
    The Australian Formula 500 Championship will be held at the venue for the first time on March 14 and 15 and should attract a big field of cars from right around the nation.
    The Magic Man 34 tribute event to the late Michael Figliomeni on November 2 will see interstate and overseas visitors battle it out with the local Speedcar stars.
    The 52nd West Australian Sprintcar Championship on December 7 should be well worth watching, along with the tenth Sprintcar Muster which becomes a two night show on January 3 and 4.
    Go to www.motorplex.com.au to locate the full season calendar.
    The Autotrader FAST (Friday and Saturday Track) Racing Series will be run over three Friday and three Saturdays nights this summer.

    WORLD SERIES DATES
    World Series Sprintcars will again commence on Boxing Day in Adelaide with the start of the annual Speedweek competition.
    Adelaide, Brisbane and the Perth Motorplex will each host two shows with Lismore back on the schedule.
    The western swing has been reduced to two weekends with Quit Bunbury Speedway running on Saturday February 15.

    BLIGHT DOUBLE
    Katanning based brothers Cody and Jake Blight have dominated the Rollwell Engineering Production Sedan 20/10 event at Kellerberrin.
    The brothers Blight led all the way over Paul Joss/Darren Nelson and Ben Ridley/Brendan Higgs.
    Other winners were Jeremy Saffin (Formula 500), Peter Walker (Street Stock) and Blake Watson (Junior Sedans).

    FAR WESTERN TITLE
    The 26th annual Far Western Championships at the Shark Bay Speedway on Saturday has attracted 95 nominations.
    Over 30 Production Sedans will compete including the Australian Champion Matt Noakes, Garry Sutton, Barry Rose and Mick Hamon.
    Leading lights in the Street Stock division include Dale Cockman, Daniel Pidala, Ken MacPherson and Daniel Salter.
    Modified Sedans will see John Purser, Graeme McSweeney and John Standring battle it out for the title honours.
    Trent Pigdon, Michael McInnes and Mark Doble will contest the Sprintcar events.
    A large field of Junior Sedans will also be seen in action on the day.

    HOLDER HURT
    World Champion Chris Holder has been sidelined following a nasty crash in the British Elite League.
    Holder, 25, clipped the rear wheel of another bike at a meeting at Coventry and crashed headlong into the safety fence.
    The Australian star suffered a fractured hip, shattered heel and a broken shoulder.
    The injury means that Holder, currently third in the Speedway Grand Prix standings, will be unable to challenge for the 2013 World Championship.
    His absence will also see a very depleted Australian team line up for the first round of the World Cup in Poland on Saturday.

    TOUGH CHALLENGE
    West Aussies Craig Vosbergen and Michael Holmes battled it out against a top notch field of Late Models in the three night Firecracker 100 event at Lernerville (Pennsylvania).

    Vosbergen crashed out in his heat race on night 1 and was unable to continue in the event.
    Holmes finished eighth in one of the three B Main events.
    Night two saw Holmes come home tenth in his B Main and he was twelfth the following evening.
    Josh Richards won all three nights and led home Tim McCreadie and Darrell Lanigan in the 100-lap A Main.

    DODGE CITY SHOWDOWN
    Donny Schatz captured his eighth World of Outlaws victory of the season with a last lap pass of Jason Sides at the Dodge City Raceway Park (Kansas) on Friday.
    Kraig Kinser finished third in the event ahead of Chad Kemenah and Daryn Pittman.
    Australian Sprintcar Champion James McFadden was sixth with Kerry Madsen thirteenth.
    The following night saw Schatz lead the first 21 laps of the A Main before suffering a flat right rear tyre.
    Pittman went onto score from Paul McMahan, Cody Darrah and Jason Sides.
    Madsen was tenth with McFadden, who earlier set fast time of 12.955 seconds, back in sixteenth spot.
    Twin features were staged at the Knoxville Raceway (Iowa) with Justin Henderson and Mark Dobmeier taking the wins.
    Lynton Jeffrey fared best with the Australian contingent, notching an eighth and a ninth on the night.
    Knoxville pointscore leader Ian Madsen failed to finish either event.

    SPEEDWAY CALENDAR
    Saturday: Shark Bay, Far Western Championships

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