Three days of speedway goodness at Manji this weekend

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Tyrepower Manjimup Speedway vice president Shane Whild, president Jack Favero and track coordinator Neils Larsen are just three of the many volunteers that have been working hard to get the track in tip-top shape for the AVEG Street Stock State Title at the weekend.
Camera IconTyrepower Manjimup Speedway vice president Shane Whild, president Jack Favero and track coordinator Neils Larsen are just three of the many volunteers that have been working hard to get the track in tip-top shape for the AVEG Street Stock State Title at the weekend. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times, Tari Jeffers

Tyrepower Manjimup Speedway roars into life this weekend with the biggest event the club has ever hosted and members are preparing the grounds for the occasion.

From Friday to Sunday, the club will host the AVEG Street Stock State Titles, which will see a field of 73 drivers take to the club’s track.

In preparation for the three-day event, club members have been working hard since September to get the grounds ready.

We have over 70 cars attending just for the title, plus an influx of people to attend.

Jack Favero

President Jack Favero said everyone had been working together on a series of refurbishments and upgrades.

Upgrades include a scrutineers shed, repainting of the track wall, more retaining in the pits, new fencing in the bar area and a general tidy up.

“Everyone’s helped contribute, with machinery, materials and time,” Favero said.

“We wouldn’t survive without the people who have supported us.”

Mitchell Claybrook, David Fall, Jack Favero and Brad Roberts in a pack during last month's meeting.
Camera IconMitchell Claybrook, David Fall, Jack Favero and Brad Roberts in a pack during last month's meeting. Credit: Supplied

Favero also thanked AVEG for coming on board as event sponsors.

He also thanked Hadley Earthworks, Meerup Breeze Grazing, Heatleys Safety and Industrial and the Manjimup Shire Council.

“We also have to thank Dronow’s Contracting for their continued support of the club and our naming rights sponsor Tyrepower, whose support lets us move forward,” Favero said.

The club worked together to get the right to host the Street Stock State Titles this year.

“We had nominated before and this is a great honour for the club and its members,” Favero said.

“Thank you to all for their hard work with the application.”

Favero said the benefits of hosting the event would also positively affect the town.

Accommodation in town is booked out, so we’re hoping that it additionally benefits the town and the shire as a whole.

Jack Favero

It is the first major sedan title the Tyrepower Manjimup Speedway has held.

“We’ve been going big since the start of the season; our first three meetings this season have been huge,” he said.

“We didn’t go in lightly.”

Justin Brumfield.
Camera IconJustin Brumfield. Credit: Aidan Skraha or Team Carnage Media/Murray Parker/Sam Fontanini/Aidan Skraha and Team Carnage Media/Murray Parker/Sam Fontanini

Looking forward, Favero said the club members would continue to strive to get the best opportunities for the club.

“We’re trying to always improve safety and functionality to try and maintain and improve the club, so we can hold more of these kinds of events,” he said.

“Thank you to our families, too. They make sacrifices, too, so we can be here.”

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