Drivers returned to the track at Gunnedah Speedway on Saturday evening.

In the feature event, the Anthony Rees Memorial ‘Shorty Forty’ for Fender Benders, Brock Wiggins was first past the chequered flag.

Gunnedah Speedway’s Ray Darcey said Wiggins, who is based at Wee Waa, recently returned to competition after a few months away from the race circuit.

“He hadn’t raced for a while, at least a season or so,” Darcey said.

Driving his EL Falcon, Wiggins took full advantage of the recently modified race rules that now allow fuel-injected engines.

The Anthony Rees Memorial race is run in tribute of the former speedway driver who was killed in a car crash near Tamworth in 2014.

Second home in the fender benders was Simon Sepos and third was Gunnedah driver Daniel Poss.

Anthony Rees Memorial race winners Simon Sepos, Brock Wiggins and Daniel Poss.

Trent Keeler, father of Mya who raced in her first speedway event on Saturday, took the wheel for just his second race in a new car.

Read more about Mya here: Mya makes her speedway debut on her 10th birthday in Gunnedah – Gunnedah Times

Keeler won the Street Stockers division from Simon Hood in second place.

The race also served as the first round of the Newcastle Street Stocker Club Championship.

A big line-up of 29 cars started in this event at Gunnedah including third placegetter, Matt Cobb.

The Gunnedah driver is set to compete at the NSW Street Stocker Title in Goulburn this weekend.

In the junior race, Goulburn driver Cooper Croker won by a matter of inches after going “door-to-door” in the feature at Gunnedah alongside Wyatt Lawler.

“[Cooper] led the race the whole way – they couldn’t get around him,” Darcey said.

On the final corner of the race, Wyatt made a last effort on the outside but finished agonisingly short of the win.

“There would have been four inches in it,” Darcey said.

Wyatt’s father Scott, who races in the same car, went one better with a win in the four cylinder class.

Race winner Brock Wiggins in car 28 racing at Gunnedah on Saturday.

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