Speedway Sedans Australia News
Author : Allan Smallwood-SSA Media
Mount Barker Speedway located in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia opened their 2019-2020 season on Saturday Afternoon with the running of
the Kelvin Sobey Memorial in honor of a former member.
While in terms of numbers it was a low key start to the season for the Street Stocks, Super
Sedans and Production Sedans with Junior Sedans having a solid field, there was one of the best opening
meeting crowds seen at the venue in years.
Super Sedans had five cars in the pits including Club President Dean Trotter making a return
to the track and visitor Greg Harvey. Current state champion Chris Pavlovich was
untouchable claiming all three heats and the feature race, Tony St Jack was second and Nathan
Theile took home third.
Street Stocks started the day with just three, Brad Carroll along with Myra Oborne-
Goodchild and Michael Pearce-Smith making a return to the track. Unfortunately by the end
of the first heat the division was down to just two with Brad Carroll hurting his motor. Myra
would go on to claim all three heats and the feature.
Like the Super Sedans the Production Sedans had five cars with Finlay Mills making a return to the
track and in her words “loving it”. The debut of the new car almost became a disaster in the
third heat when in the third heat on a very slippery track made minor contact with the turn
The day was taken out by Shane Devonshire as he also won three heats and the feature, a
much quicker than last year Shane Davis was second with Mills in third.
As they did for much of last season the Junior Sedans had a good field of eleven which
included the visiting siblings Montana and Jhy Pack. It was a dominate performance by the two
youngsters with Jhy taking all four races and his sister not only placing second in all four but setting a
new lap record.
The Kelvin Sobey Memorial trophy is awarded to the club member with the highest points on the
day which this year was a tie between Shane Devonshire (Productions) and Chris Pavlovich (Super
At the end of the day no matter which driver you spoke to they all praised the track curators for
providing one of the best surfaces they have raced on.
The clubs next meeting is the Ken Taylor Highest Points Day on November 9th 2019.
Details Courtesy of Sheldon Nouchy