Another Young Karter Heads To Speedway

press release

Geelong’s Scott Purdie made his Speedway debut last Saturday night (13th Feb) at Ballarat’s Redline Raceway, aboard his father, Mick Purdie’s, Victoria 1, Pontiac, in the Formula V8 Sedan class. At 17 years old, Scott is the youngest to run this class.

Above: Scott and Clint Purdie at the kart track

Starting from the rear, in his first drive of the City Kart sponsored Chev, Scott Finished 4th, Winning the second heat from position 2, Powering away from the opposition, He left no doubt that he could handle the high horse power, With his second heat win, qualifying him for position 2 in the final. Scott got the jump at the start, and was never headed, as once again powering away from the opposition, Pole sitter Russell Mathews said “I thought it would be an easy win for me, with this being Scotts first drive, How wrong was I ?, I threw everything at him, Scott was just so smooth and quick, I couldn’t catch him”.

Team sponsor John Skinner from City Karts, was over the moon with Scott’s win, John was unable to be there, due to his commitments with his young charges at the Vic Open Titles at Oakleigh. But offered his congratulations to Scott.

Scott’s older brother Mark, finished 3rd, in the 24 car strong field of Street Stocks, after finishing 2nd & 3rd respectively in his heats.

“It’s been a good night for the “Purdie Bros” Racing team”, said a proud father Mick. “The pit crew already have my name taken of the roof of the Chev and put Scott's there in place, it was a good clean drive by the Jockey (Scott’s nickname), used his talent well, I think he is just a natural, we might put him in a NOS Sprint next season. Mark did extremely well in the Street Stocks, against some of the Nations top drivers to finish 3rd was great, in his new VT Commodore.”