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The team at Gunnedah Speedway is even more excited than usual to get the 2019-20 season underway, with the north-western NSW track set to later this year host what will no doubt be a very special event: Gunnedah’s Night of Legends.

Featuring a line-up of Sedan drivers who raced predominantly throughout the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s, Gunnedah’s Night of Legends will welcome these veterans back to track for one night only on the Saturday night of November 16 as they battle it out for top honours in the Sedan class.

With six drivers locked in to participate in the historic race meeting, all of whom have created their own legacies in the sport around the country, it’s anyone’s guess who will come out on top around the 420-metre track.

1989 National Super Sedan Champion John Singleton (WA) leads the field of popular racers, while 1981 National Super Sedan Title runner-up Adrian Anderson (NSW), the brother of arguably Australia’s most talented sedan driver and four-time National Super Sedan Champion Grenville Anderson, is set to get back behind the wheel for the first time in nearly three decades.

John Leslight (NSW), who is regarded as Australia’s best driver to never win a National Super Sedan Title, is keen to return to the driver’s seat and hopefully stand on the top step of the podium, as will Australian Speedway Hall of Fame inductee Allan Butcher (Qld), who has picked up a total of three Australian Titles during his speedway career across three different classes: Super Sedans, Grand Nationals and Late Models.

Newcastle’s Graham Lillford (NSW), a two-time National Super Sedan Title runner-up, has also thrown his hat in the ring, as has another Newcastle-based racer in Max Baigent who completes the six-driver field.

To say that Gunnedah Speedway promoter Barry Towers is excited about Gunnedah’s Night of Legends event would be quite the understatement.

“Gunnedah’s Night of Legends is gearing up to be a fantastic event,” expressed Towers, who himself has raced against these drivers during his years in Super Sedans.

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“There’s been a lot of excitement and encouragement in organising this significant event and getting these drivers who most haven’t raced in two or three decades back behind the wheel. We’re honoured to be showcasing what will be a fantastic night of racing at Gunnedah Speedway.”

On the Friday night prior to the event, a driver meet and greet and a Q&A session will be held at Gunnedah Services and Bowling Club, with tickets to this event available for purchase at https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=525428&. 

The Gunnedah Speedway track is located at 384 Blue Vale Road in Gunnedah, NSW, 2380.

To find out more about Gunnedah Speedway, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Gunnedah Speedway Track or contact Barry Towers on 0412 151 111.20 9 2019 Gunnedah Night of Legends cropped