A former world champion and international competitors will be among those fighting it out at the Victorian Speedway Sidecar Championships at Undera Speedway.HANNAH DRISCOLL February 14, 2014 4:35am
Less than a minute.
That is all the time the 16 entries will have to show what they are capable of in each race of the Victorian Speedway Sidecar Championships tomorrow night at Undera Speedway.
There is a good local contingent entered in tomorrow night’s event, including brothers Ash and Mitch Duncan, Malcolm German and passenger Steven Stagg, and Jayson Trewin with his regular passenger Jake French.
Victorian Warren Monson is seeking his fourth consecutive Victorian title this weekend and also in the mix are former sidecar world champion Mick Headland from South Australia and England internationals Matthew Tyrrell and Nick Cave.
Goulburn Valley Motorcycle Club secretary and Undera’s track co-ordinator Alan Jones said despite the fact the NSW championship was at the same time, the Victorian field was very strong and conducive to ‘‘very good, close racing’’.
‘‘It’s not necessarily a tough track, it’s what they would call a technical track,’’ he said.
‘‘You’ve got to think a bit more about it because of the circumference and size of it, you’ve got to think where you want to pass and how you’re going to do it.
‘‘ I’ve been out there every night this week doing the track. I’m actually rotary hoeing the track up this year to try and give them a bit more drive, which will then enable them to pass a lot more into corners and through straights, whereas if you tend to have a hard track your passing opportunities are very limited.’’
There will be four riders each heat and Jones said the races, of four laps of the circuit, took about 58 seconds.
The winner of the final will qualify for the Australian title next month.
‘‘You take one breath and you go,’’ he said.
Trewin said his bike was ‘‘the best it’s ever been’’ in preparation for the championships thanks to the work of Scott Munro.
He said it would be good racing with the locals and the visitors.
‘‘Being our home track, that’s what gives us more of an advantage really,’’ he said.
Practice laps will start tomorrow at 5.30
The event will coincide with the club’s first feature race of the season, with the Ovens and Murray C-class title up for grabs.
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