NSW Title Take Two

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A handful of interstate invaders will be hoping to overthrow the host state natives, when they take to the Lismore Speedway track this Easter Sunday (April 16) to battle it out in what will be the second attempt to run the 2017 NSW Wingless Sprint Title.

Leading the charge for the NSW locals, defending Queensland Champion Trent Martin is sure to be a genuine threat and will be well practiced for his NSW Title campaign, having planned to contest the Queensland Title and opening round of the Ian Boettcher Race Parts Easter Trail on Good Friday (April 14), along with the final Easter Trail round on Easter Saturday (April 15), as have a number of other drivers.

Heading up the interstate field will be former NSW Champion Adam Butler, who will be hoping to regain the NSW Champion mantle. He finished fifth in last season’s NSW Title. Off the back of scoring his breakthrough feature-race win at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway earlier this season, young Brisbane-based rookie Cody O’Connell will certainly be one to watch, as will Bugden brothers, Jaymee and Michael, who will also be flying the flag for Queensland, along with Mick Lampard, Hayden Jones and Steven Gravino.

Piloting the Tony Powell-owned NSW # 2 machine and heading the strong NSW line-up, Robert Mazzer is sure to be one of the local favourites heading into the event, having already driven to feature-race victory this season, while David Eggins and Mick Santin, both from Lismore, are also likely front-running contenders.

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The father and son outfit of Graham and Daniel Flood will be ones to watch, with Daniel having previously tasted feature-race success recently this season as well as being a fourth-place finisher in last season’s NSW Title, while Dubbo’s Mark Blyton and his sons, Marshall and Jamison, will join the field, along with recent feature-race winners Michael Gray and Goulburn’s Peter Granger.

Sydneysiders Luke Sayre, Jeff Neve, Chad Larkings, Ashleigh Jack and youngster Zac Pacchiarotta are set to be joined by newcomers Bradley Claridge and Harley Thistleton, who is in the Paull Farrall-owned WA # 50 car, and they will all be hoping to come away with a positive result.

Other competitors from the host state include Adam Bailey, Mason Cattell, Max Risbridger, Steven McInnes, Natasha Herne, Lawrence McDougall, Matthew Wright, Kevin Willis, Matthew Walker, Scott Marsh, Cody Boulding, Warren King, Kris Johnson, John Slack, Michael Butcher and Daniel Morison.

This is the second attempt to run this season’s NSW Title, following the rain out of the first attempt earlier in the year.

The NSW Title format will see drivers contest three rounds of heat races and a B main, culminating with the NSW Title-deciding feature race.

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NSW Wingless Sprint Title Nominations:

N2 Robert Mazzer

N5 Mark Blyton

N7 Jeff Neve

Q15 Hayden Jones

N15 Jamison Blyton

N16 Ashleigh Jack

Q16 Steven Gravino

N17 Lawrence McDougall

Q17 Adam Butler

N25 Marshall Blyton

N38 Michael Santin

N42 Zac Pacchiarotta

N44 Natasha Herne

N49 Bradley Claridge

Q49 Cody O’Connell

N50 Graham Flood

W50 Harley Thistleton

N56 Michael Gray

N58 Luke Sayre

Q60 Mick Lampard

N60 Daniel Flood

N61 Peter Granger

N66 John Slack

N80 Trent Martin

Q90 Jaymee Budgen

Q92 Michael Budgen

N95 Kristopher Johnson

N105 Max Risbridger

N108 Daniel Morison

N110 Matthew Walker

N111 Kevin Willis

N114 Adam Bailey

N133 Steven McInnes

N136 Michael Butcher

N151 Scott Marsh

N156 Mason Cattell

N160 Chad Larkings

N171 David Eggins

N183 Matthew Wright

N198 Warren King

N199 Cody Boulding

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