Memorial race set

Emma Gordon (27) and Georgia Gordon (99) will honour their father Scott Gordon at Riverside Speedway this weekend. Photo: Corbyn Shuttleworth

AFTER a month-long break drivers and fans are hanging out for a taste of Speedway action and this weekend’s meeting at X Factor Cars Riverside Speedway certainly will not disappoint with three Southland championships set to be contested along with the first running of the Scott Gordon Memorial and the Stag Cup.

Youth Saloons, Production Saloons and Saloons will all be contesting Southland Championships.

Sprintcars have seen a resurgence this season and the grade will be running for the first Stag Cup. A strong field of these 800-horsepowered V8 monsters has been confirmed and this looks to be a trophy which will hold some prestige across the Sprintcar grade for years to come.

The main event will be the first running of the Scott Gordon Memorial for Six Shooters, a capacity field will battle it out all day then go head to head in a 21-lap feature final, with 21 being the number of Scott Gordon’s race car.

Gordon died last year and drivers from throughout the South Island have grabbed the available spots on the grid to honour him. Many sponsors have come on board to assure this championship will be one to remember.

What also makes this event special is that two of Gordon’s daughters, Emma and Georgia, will be competing in it.

Racing will get under way at Riverside this Saturday at 2pm.