Port Augusta revs up for dirt circuit racing

RACING: Slade Petry (PA20) and Justin Hoffman (PA75) are neck-and-neck during the dirt circuit racing at Yorkey's Crossing Raceway. PHOTO: Chloe McPherson.

RACING: Slade Petry (PA20) and Justin Hoffman (PA75) are neck-and-neck during the dirt circuit racing at Yorkey's Crossing Raceway. PHOTO: Chloe McPherson.

THE YORKEY’S Crossing Raceway played host to four rounds of Port Augusta Dirt Circuit Racing on Sunday, June 18.

With minimal breeze resulting in no dust on the track, the conditions were perfect for drivers from around the region to perform at their best.

Locals dominated the event, with 17-year-old Slade Petry winning the Open Wheelers race, while Mark Ashman finished first in the Modifieds race.

Keely Bown, of Port Pirie, and local Justin Hoffman finished in second and third respectively in the Modifieds division.

In the Ladies race, Tiff Walden got a win for Whyalla, beating Port Augusta’s Mary Wilson to first place.

Ashman got his second win of the day in the 20-lap feature race sponsored by Milhinch Jewellers, seeing off Hoffman and Petry.

Young gun Petry, who raced in his sister Jess’ car, said Yorkey’s Crossing Raceway is the best track surface in the state.

“It was great to be able to get in the driver’s seat for a win, especially in my sister’s car while mine is being repaired,” he said.

“It would be great to see new spectators and new drivers. It would really do the atmosphere and club good.”

With full bar and canteen facilities, locals and travellers enjoyed a wide range of food.

Port Augusta Dirt Circuit Racing’s next race meeting will be held on Sunday, July 16, at the track.

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