The Kiwis are Coming!

jsra-logo-transThis Saturday night, the McD Contracting Esperance Speedway will host Round 5 of the JSRA Country Super Series, which is proudly supported by SOS Welding. This will then be followed by the Team Australia vs Team New Zealand Teams Challenge on Sunday evening, with six of the best racers under 17 coming to Australian shores to try claim back to back bragging rights in the annual battle.

The Junior Speedway Racing Association (JSRA) committee, in conjunction with the Esperance Speedway Association have been working hard for months to plan this weekend’s International Race Meeting, which will see Australia and New Zealand’s best Junior racers going head to head.

All drivers with be battling it out for all important series points in Esperance this weekend, as we enter the second half of the season. With only two rounds to go at the conclusion of this weekend, it is important for all drivers to earn a quality bank of points.

Headlining the Top Star nomination list for Round 5 of the JSRA Country Super Series is the Webbcrete Daihatsu Charade of Blake Webb. Blake has had an outstanding season to this point, finishing on the podium more often than not. He will look to continue his good form this weekend in Esperance, no doubt hoping to finish on the podium yet again.

Joining Blake at the front of the field throughout the season to date has been Kalgoorlie’s Dylan Parkes. He will look to claim his third round of the series this weekend, after storming through the field to finish third at the last round in Collie.

A number of other drivers will also be in the mix, including Esperance racers Blake Fletcher and Hayden Mortimer, Jackson Derrick, Luke Malcolm and Seth Hinsey, all of whom have figured prominently in previous rounds this season.

In the New Stars, Kalgoorlie’s Kayne Dellar will be the favourite heading into this weekend, winning almost everything in the JSRA this season. Bunbury’s Brandon Buszan is a driver to watch though, getting quicker and quicker with every outing in his Hyundai Excel.

To add to the excitement of this weekend, we have six of the best Ministock racers from New Zealand looking to take it up to the Aussies in totally unfamiliar cars, on unfamiliar tracks with unfamiliar rules. Jonty Short, Ryan Marshall, Samuel Ashton, Chris Kernohan, Jayden Fraser and Alana Buckthought are eagerly awaiting their first laps in anger when they arrive in Esperance this weekend.

On Sunday, Team New Zealand will look to defeat Team Australia of Blake Webb, Alex Swift, Hayden Mortimer, Luke Malcolm, Jackson Derrick and Dylan Parkes in the Teams Challenge. Both teams have experienced success in recent years, however it has been the home team that has claimed the bragging rights on most occasions. Can Team New Zealand steal a victory on Australian soil, or will Team Australia be able to hold them off? Make sure you are trackside on Sunday to see who claims the win for 2018.

The JSRA must thank the Esperance Speedway Association for their assistance in making this weekend possible and cannot thank the Fletcher Family as SOS Welding for getting behind Round 5 of the JSRA County Super Series and the Teams Challenge.

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Official Nominations:
New Stars:
W18 Jade McKeagg
W26 Jasmine Arnold
W73 Daryl George
W78 Montana Pack
W95 Kayne Dellar
W98 Jhy Pack
W198 Brandon Buszan
W295 Chloe Dellar

Top Stars:
W7 Alex Swift
W13 Blake Fletcher
15H Ryan Marshall (NZ)
W18 Hayden Mortimer
W22 Luke Malcolm
W23 Dylan Parkes
23R Samuel Ashton (NZ)
W27 Jackson Derrick
35S Alana Buckthought (NZ)
W63 Bryden Southwell
W66 Seth Hinsey
W67 Nikita Donohoe
W88 Izzac Delaporte
92M Chris Kernohan (NZ)
92R Jayden Fraser (NZ)
W95 Izak Davies
W108 Blake Webb
115A Jonty Short (NZ)
W195 Lachlan Dellar
W343 Tanika Webb

Thank you to the team at SOS Welding for their support of this weekend's racing.
Thank you to the team at SOS Welding for their support of this weekend’s racing.

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