Tonight the Mighty Midgets return to Virginia's Speedway City for the next round of the American Tire & Racing Services Club Championship in conjunction with the Bert Fenton Cup!
Bert 'Scooter' Fenton was a stalwart of the South Australian Speedcar Association for decades and introduced a number of competitors to Midget competition through the use of his race equipment including Ryan Jones, Mark Harrington, John McKay, Matt Egel and more! Sadly Bert passed while living the dream watching Midget racing in America in 2014.
To recognise this tremendous effort by Fenton bringing new talent into the Speedcar ranks over the years; the SA Speedcar Association has also agreed to name the club's annual rookie trophy as the Bert Fenton Rookie of the Year Award, ensuring Bert's name remains in the history books!
The originally scheduled 2-night event was forced to be rescheduled after a calendar shuffle by Murray Bridge Speedway. Thankfully Speedway City Promoter Wendy Turner took up the event with tonight's 2 x 8 heats and 20 lap A-Main format!
Trophies for our 3 victors have generously been supplied by Bert's family and will be presented on the infield after the A-Main.
Ryan Jones steering the Fenton S41 at the 2014 Australian Championships
Photo courtesy of Stephen Pickering of Pickos Photos.
NOMINATIONS for Speedway City - Saturday March 7th:
S3 DRIVER TBA
S6 Mark Harrington
S7 Jamie Crouch
S9 Lee Dillon
S11 Graham Knuckey
S17 Todd Bennett
S18 Todd Wigzell
S35 Brett Ireland
S71 Ben Hall
The Midgets are scheduled alongside the Jack Daniels Australian Sprintcar Nationals, with Wingless Sprints and AMCAs. Fans can attend the open Pit Party from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Main Program will start from 6:00pm.
TEENS (12-15)… $15.00
CHILDREN 11 AND UNDER… FREE