Big night at the speedway

Hobart International Speedway

CHRISTMAS will come early for southern speedway fans when the Hobart International Speedway outside New Norfolk stages its fireworks spectacular race meeting this Saturday night.

As well as providing a big night of family entertainment including a fireworks display after dark and an appearance by Santa Claus, the sparks will fly on the track with round three of the super sedan series and round four of the street-stock sedan series. Support-class action will include racing for V8 AMCAs, Formula 500s, wingless sprintcars, bombers and speedway karts.

The speedway is off the Lyell Highway at Sorell Creek, where the gates will open at 3pm, with racing for the karts at 4.30pm and other divisions from 6pm. Read more at

Former Tasmanian V8 super sedan champion Steve Latham leads the series, but has opted to miss his home round as he prepares for an assault on the national super series, which starts on the mainland later this month. The series will include three rounds in Tasmania in January. Latham’s absence will open the gate – and the series – with reigning Tasmanian champion Jarrod Harper the driver in the best position to take advantage and possibly the series lead. Harper won the second round of the series at this venue last month and will be keen to back up with another victory this weekend.

The street-stock sedan series will provide an opportunity for Corey Bauld to extend his lead after strong results in earlier rounds, with his main challenge likely to come from Matt Templar, Robbie Fisher, Todd Russell and Todd Auton.

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