With a handful of race meetings under his belt thus far in the 2016-17 season, Talon Humphrey has had a solid start to his Junior Quarter Midgets debut, with the racer having already shown good confidence on the track.
Currently contesting his first season of competitive racing, the eight-year-old racer has been able to step straight into the Novice A class, rather than first joining Novice B, after showing good confidence and maturity from the moment he hit the track.
Third-generation racer Jayden Lock is carrying on his family’s speedway racing tradition, currently contesting his fourth season in the Junior Quarter Midgets 120cc Open class.
Following in the footsteps of his dad Murray, who previously raced Wingless Sprints and is crew chief for his brother (Jayden’s uncle) Phil Lock, who is currently racing 360 Sprintcars, the 10-year-old racer has a rich speedway pedigree, with his grandfather Jim Lock also having raced in the Sportsman class in the 1970s and 80s.
What an excellent turn out of cars and spectators we had yesterday with 20 racing cars in total certainly all put on outstanding performances through out the day in warmer conditions.
Novice B - drivers Holly Hutchinson and Leah Balcombe certainly preformed fabulously in their heats, Leah took the chequered flag with Holly in a close 2nd!
Novice A - drivers certainly put on some really competitive and exciting racing with Jamie, Callan, Mallacai, Riley, Talon, Hudson and Jake showing the crowd how it was done. Final placing for the day were Callan Atkinson taking the chequered flag followed strongly by Jamie Balcombe, Talon Humphrey, Mallacai Windsor, Jake Bradley, Hudson Moorfoot and Riley Taylor.
120 Opens - Sure showed some very close and fast racing, with Jay, Blake, Aston, Arthur, Chelsea, Jayden, Koby , all showing great speed in all heats, the final was taken out by Jayden Lock followed closely by Aston Rodriguez, Blake Balcombe, Chelsea Balcome, Jay Parkinson.
160's - Saw Dakota, PJ, Kane and Declan showing sensational racing also. PJ Mathieson took the chequered flag followed closely by Declan Robinson, Kane Parkinson and Dakota Luckett..
Congratulations too all drivers on the day with excellent performances throughout the day..
Next racing meeting is at Avalon on Saturday 28th January.
What a day of great racing we had in all classes good car count of 18 cars for a race during the Christmas period and perfect weather
In the Novice B we had Leah Balcombe and Holly Hutchinson giving it there best throughout the day with Leah taking out all the heats but then Holly bouncing back in the Final to take the chequered flag for her 1st feature win!
Novice A Had some really competitive racing with a few bumps and knocks and really exciting racing by all drivers George bishops,Jamie Balcombe,Talon Humphrey,Mallacai Windsor,Callan Atkinson,Riley Taylor and for the first time this season Jacko Peachy, Callan had a fantastic day out winning all the heats while being pushed all the way by all the other drivers in the final saw Talon jump to the lead but wasn't able to hold on with Callan running out Winner for his 1st feature win!
120 Opens saw some super good racing once again all the kids did there best and had a great race Blake Balcombe,Aston Rodriguez,Jayden Lock,Rusty Ponting,Jay Parkinson,Chelsea Balcome and Arthur Hutchinson all Competed really well with the eventual winner of the final for the 1st time at Avalon in open 120s Arthur Hutchinson.
160s Saw Declan Robinson and Kane Parkinson fought hard with each other throughout the day with some wheel to wheel racing and some awesome passing with Kane getting on top in the final and taking out his 1st 160 feature win!
Well done to all competitors Looking forward to the 7th January at Avalon!