Matt set to burn rubber

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ALL REVVED UP and READY TO GO: Drag racer Matt Filipenko will hit the track at Wilby Park Speedway on Sunday, and is confident his Holden LJ Torana GTR is up to the challenge. PHOTO: Kylie Wilson

WILBY Park Speedway is set for a big day of drag racing and burnout competitions this Sunday, and Wangaratta driver Matt Filipenko is looking forward to getting out on the track.

Filipenko, 43, races at Heathcote, Calder Park, Winton and Corowa, but said Wilby Park was where it all started out.

“I’ve probably been going to Wilby Park for 20 years,” Filipenko said.

“I love the competitive side of drag racing, and it’s good fun – I’ve got a lot of mates who are into it.

“I don’t race as often as I’d like – business commitments keep me fairly busy – but I probably race half a dozen times a year.

“Wilby has been great over the years – if anyone is interested in drag racing, Wilby is a great place to start.”


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