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Welcome to the new weekly series called Generation Next, which highlights the young talent (under the age of 30) coming through the ranks. This week’s Generation Next spotlight is from the Super Sedan ranks.

Ryan Alexander (SA)
Alexander has shown he has all the makings to become one of the country’s all-time best Super Sedan racers. Despite his only major Super Sedan victory being the 2019 South Australian Title so far, the 26-year-old racer has in recent seasons been right up there with the heavy hitters in many major events. Most recently, Alexander qualified on pole position for this season’s National Title and went on to finish in an impressive second place.

Callum Harper (Tas)
At the age of 28, this third-generation racer has certainly achieved quite a lot, and like Alexander, is more than capable of becoming one of the all-time greats in the class. Despite the likes of Darren Kane and Mat Pascoe leading the way over the past decade, Harper has managed to win two National Titles (2016 and 2018), along with a host of other major wins. As the saying goes, the apple certainly doesn’t fall far from the tree when it comes to the Harper family and speedway talent.

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Tyson Moon (NSW)
To say that Moon burst onto the scene last season in an impressive way would be quite the understatement. In just his first full season of Super Sedans, the South Coast-based racer had shown plenty of speed in the major events leading up to the National Title. However, at the National Title, he reached another level and came away with a fifth-place finish in the National Title deciding feature race. There is no doubt that we will be seeing more of this 26-year-old in the seasons to come.

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 Sam Roza (Qld)
Despite running on a small budget, Roza has still been able to show plenty of promise. A graduate out of the Junior Sedan ranks, the 24-year-old just this season gone was on track for a top-10 finish in the National Title up until an unfortunate altercation with a more experienced racer spoiled those chances of a result. Due to a small budget, Roza doesn’t travel too much but in his home state of Queensland, he is a regular top-10 contender, which this season saw him pick up a top-10 Queensland Title finish.

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 Sean Black (Qld)
A small budget is the only thing holding back this talented Toowoomba-based racer. Since stepping into Super Sedans at the age of 16, the 28-year-old has shown plenty of promise, with highlights in recent seasons including taking out the $3,000 Super Prix at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway, a fourth-place finish in the 2018 National Title, and a pair of second-place Queensland Title finishes.

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 Lee Aylett (WA)
With a rich pedigree in various forms of sedan racing, Aylett, whose grandfathers are the late Bert Vosbergen and Peter Aylett, is passionate about leaving his own mark on the Super Sedan scene. The determined 21-year-old from Perth had this season just gone setup his own team and ventured across to the east coast for only the second time in his career. On a small budget, the former Australian Speedway Kart Champion contested the Grand National and Grand Prix events in Tasmania, the South Australian Title, the John Dawson Memorial at Murray Bridge Speedway, and the National Title. Despite not enjoying much luck, which included blowing up his engine on the opening night of the National Title while leading his second heat race, he showed plenty of promise and there is no doubt we haven’t seen the last of him.

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Notable Mentions: Jamie Collins (Vic), Carter Armstrong (Qld) and Kyle Larson (WA). Collins, aged 29, has come from a successful stint in AMCA Nationals and has already made an impression at domestic Super Sedan level over the past two seasons, while Armstrong, aged 22, has just this season gone moved into Super Sedans after a period in Late Models and he is also the son of ex-Super Sedan racer from the late 1990s and early 2000s Frank Armstrong. Larson, aged 27, is one of Western Australia's rising talents and is a regular top-five contender.