Want to know who to watch out for while watching Blend Line TV’s LIVE & FREE coverage of the 2020 Smeg DBS Appliance Services Compact Speedcars NSW Title?
Well thanks to the tireless work of the Compact Speedcars NSW Committee we can present to you the list of starters for the night.
Nomination #1 – up a coming star Ethan Brown
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Ethan is a 19yr old apprentice from Yerrinbool NSW, is fresh off winning the NSW Club B grade championship. Looking to continue his run of good form, Ethan will be one of the young guys to watch.
With a dream to race midgets in the near future, Ethan will surely looking to keep out of trouble and lock away the much needed points for the feature.
Nomination #2 – current Australian Champion Mark Heaton.
Mark, a building site manager from Belimba Park NSW, is the defending NSW champion. Mark also currently holds the Victorian title and will be one of the ones to beat.
Always open to helping his fellow competitors, Mark’s trailer is nearly always the place to be in the pits. The Heaton clan, including Jo, Robert, Adam and Leo are massive supporters of Mark and NSW Compacts.
Nomination #3 – Con Buurveld
The ACT 76 Gardner / Nissan is the only registered car engine Compact nominated to date.
Con is a fabricator from Evatt, Canberra. In what is his 29th year racing, Con is set to include many years of experience to the grid. Let’s see if the car engines can keep up with the bikes in the show.
Con wants to shout out a special thanks to Mikka Oskanen, Danny Thornbury, Grant Voysey, Geoff Wallace & Jorma Aunela for their support. Good luck Con!
Nomination #4 – speedway veteran Alan Day.
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Alan Day is a man whom needs no introduction. The veteran of a 38 year racing career which spans nearly every speedway division, is ready for another NSW title tilt.
A former multiple NSW title and feature race winner, Alan has his pitcrew, family and sponsor to thank for a stellar career.
Nomination #5 for – Victorian Minisprint & rally convert Michael Conway
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Michael, hailing from Seaford is in his first year of Compact Speedcar racing. Mike has some impressive motor racing stats under his belt with a 2005 Targa Tasmania Classic win, 2016 VIC 2wd Rally Championship, 2017 Aus Rally X 2wd championship and 2019 VIC Minisprint Championship.
Fresh from the feature win recently at Wangaratta, with a clear quick package and driving talent, Michael has sure gotta be an underdog. Has he got what it takes on the clay banks of Goulburn?
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Matt, at 38 years of age is based in Londonderry and will be starting his 3rd Compact Speedcar event. Don’t let this fool you, Matt has completed 2 seasons in a Sprintcar and multiple 50 lapped midget events.
The reigning NSW Lightning Sprint Country series champion, with multiple lightning Sprint Track championships under his belt will be one to beat on Saturday.
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Jason, who resides in Latham ACT is for sure the most colorful character in the NSW Compact Speedcar club. Always one to entertain, Jas either wins it or bins it, a raw proper grass roots racer with 35 years on the track.
Jason came close to an Aussie title a few years back, qualifying pole only to have an engine fire on start up. With daughter Chelsea Essai and son Max Essai also racing Saturday, Jason has plenty of support. Good luck mate.
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Harry, from Nowra on the NSW south coast is a full time high school student and the yougest entrant at the tender age of 16years.
A second generation racer of some good pedigree with father Lee, Brother Jack and uncle Alan Day all in the Compact ranks. The boys from Wombat Hill will be great to watch!
Nomination #9 – last seasons Rookie of the Year – Jack Stokes.
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Jack, also from Nowra on the NSW south coast is looking to beat his in form brother. Straight off the back off a solid season with a feature win, Jack will without doubt be in the show.Wombat Hills Lee Stokes will have his work cutout for him crewing for 2 great racers, Lee can’t wait and neither can we. Go get em Jack!
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This means that Adam will start rear of field ROF for the evening, but given a competitive history in off-road buggies we expect Adam to start his first Compact Speedcar feature.
Nomination #11 – grounds keeper Brad Rawlings.
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Brad, a Googoong resident comes from a thick blood line of racing pedigree, with Uncle Mick having won the Aussie Compact title, Dad Rob with 2 ACT Compact titles and Brother Robbie current Aussie Legend Car title holder.
Brad is arguably the most underrated driver in Compact Speedcars in Australia. The last few years for Brad have been marred with teething problems and family commitments.
Watch out for this fast peddler, definitely a Contender.
Nomination #12 – NSW Lightning Sprint gun Jordan Binskin.
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Jordan, who races out of Wilberforce NSW is running his second Compact Speedcar event. No slouch behind the wheel, Jordan has won several features in the winged division and placed second at an Aussie title too!
Goulburn is probably a little less banked than Jordan’s favorite track Toowoomba, but rest assured with his family support and crew chief Jeff Byron he’ll be in the show for sure.
Nomination #13 – Garry Simpson
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Garry, based in Bargo NSW is also running his second Compact Speedcar event. A regular Off-road buggy racer, Garry has come across to Compacts to fine tune his close quarters dirt driving skills.
Arguably one of the most likeable characters in the pits, Garry is here to have fun and sling some mud speedway style. Let’s see what he can do come Saturday night.
Nomination #14 – NSW Club President – Andrew Coppock
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Andrew, a builder racing out of Sydney’s Beaumont Hills is a guy who can’t do enough for the club. Constantly working for members in the background, Mr Consistent both on and off the track.It’s a fair bet to make that Andrew’s consistency in the heats will see him make the show.
Good luck Andrew, thanks for doing what you do.
Nomination #15 – Mark Hutchinson.
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Mark, who runs Associated Powder Coating is making the trip up from Patterson Lakes Victoria. Mark serves on the board of the ACSA and is also the Victorian Chief Scrutineer. Mark has also won the Victorian A grade Championship.
Nomination #16 – Mr double duties Louis Rodriguez.
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Louis is a Kyabram VIC based speedway racer who gets regular laps in many open wheel divisions. Fresh from taking out the Victorian GP Midget title where he pulled double duties, Louis will be doing it all again this weekend.
With an unmissable awesome looking car and a big presence, he is one to watch. Louis is in many people’s boxed trifecta.
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Shaun races out of Banks ACT, and with only a few short seasons of Compacts under his belt has already made big impressions. Always an elbows up racer, make no mistake Shaun hits the track to win.
Win he does, with a Streader 34 under his belt and the last feature victory Shaun has to be in your top 5 to take this massive race out. No luck needed here.
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Ayden, who lives in Narellan NSW has a perfect pairing with the Nathan O’Brien owned rocket. Last time out, and at Goulburn no less Ayden claimed the feature.
Nomination #19 – Victorian ace Justin Paull.
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Justin, a plasterer from Millgrove Victoria is a former Australian Compact Speedcar Champion. He has also won a VIC state title and numerous feature events and is rarely off the pace.
Yet another stellar nomination for what is going to be a spectacular show, Justin is definitely one of the Victorian contenders hoping to take the trophy south again.
Nomination #20 – Robert Eyeington.
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Rob based in Hamlyn Terrace on the Central Coast is a former 2 time NSW Compact Speedcar Champion. Listed greatest achievements include multiple club championships in the days when the fastest started from the rear.
After a spate of car troubles in recent rounds not able to turn laps and with the quality field of 27 nominations, Rob Eyeingtonhas his work cutout in this one.
Nomination #21 – Craig Hickey
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Craig, who races out of Wilton NSW is a former NSW club Champion and multiple feature race winners. With multiple heat race wins under his belt this year, and 37+ years racing, Craig will be a starter for the feature of luck goes his way.
A genuine pick for a top 10 qualifying if all things fire as plan.
Nomination #22 – Grant Lahiff.
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Grant, who resides in Hamlyn Terrace on the central coast has had his new white Aggressor Compact Speedcar firing on all cylinders straight out of the gate. He currently leads the NSW club point score and will be hard to beat.
Grant is definitely a contender and arguable a top 5 pick.
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Kyle’s life moto is turn left, swipe right. He’s smokin hot property in the digital world, and hotter on the track. With some serious speed in the last few meetings run, the bandicoot will be hot on the pace without doubt.
Crew chief Brendan is always on hand, Kyle also has some other secrets up his sleeve.
Nomination #24 – Gordon Callaghan.
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Gordon, who races out of Shane’s Park Sydney has been in the game for over 35 years in some shape or form. With an NQ title in his back pocket, he retired from racing only to make a comeback last year.
Purchase of the ex Elliott Rocket has seen Gordon hit the track with great equipment. Supported by mate Lou Edwards, if all things go right Gordon will make the show come Saturday.
Nomination #25 – Matt Elliott.
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A Seven Hills NSW resident, Matt is making his first ever appearance in a Compact Speedcar. This will see Matt start ROF however as a 4 time Aus Go-kart champion we expect him to make his way through the pack as he grips with the lack of aero.
Good luck Matt and welcome to one of the greatest open wheel speedway divisions you’ll ever race!
Nomination #26 – another Lightning convert – Chris Davis
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Chris, who resides in Hilltop NSW is also having his first outing in a Compact Speedcar. The former Australian Lightning Sprintcar Champion will have his driving skills tested this Saturday in the much more nimble Compact.
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Between Sydney and Queanbeyan, Ben hasn’t done much steering lately and is feeling a little nervous ahed of the title. He’s not sure if it’s smart or stupid to have a first run in this car this weekend, but as they say in the Isa, cowboy up!
Massive thanks to crew chief wizard Paul Raynes.
Thanks for all the people in the NSW Compact Club members and VIC Compact Club that support the Committees and hard work put in during these times. Thanks to the NSW Lightning Sprintcar club for supporting the Compacts. The future looks great.