The Riverland Speedway opened its new season last Saturday night with plenty of action on the well presented track — in particular from 24 cars chasing early points in round one of the MJS Street Stock Series.

For the final 16 of the top cars were joined by four from a B Main or ‘preliminary’ final and after the first of two 15 lap periods last season’s winner Rhys Heinrich held sway. Then heading in the reverse direction for the second 15 lap block the talented Heinrich went on for a first up 2016/17 victory with Nigel Reichstein second, Brooke Ferguson third and club President Neville Nitschke fourth.

The Junior class also produced some exciting racing with local Paige Goldsack-Gwynne winning the event from Jake then Tom Richter. Visitor Jaidyn Rouse showed good speed but with two laps remaining in the final was sent to the rear for an error in judgement.

Modified Sedans had three locals really get motoring as well with Garry Pahl in his classic Ford Cortina taking the honours from Trevor and Marty Raams.

With in excess of 800 HP three monster Late Models took centre stage and good news seems to be that they will return. Steve Vaughan was first from Darryle Launer and Beau Seidel.

To finalise the meeting the biff and barge of the Figure 8 Race took over with Cody Heinrich surviving the carnage best from Dan Holland and baseball / tennis entry Paul Reid.

With the Renmark Christmas Pageant moved to 10th December the next Riverland Speedway meeting has gone from that date to Friday 30th December.