Narrandera’s own dirt track devil

Mark Gordon with his VL Commodore race car.

Narrandera racing car driver Mark Gordon is leaving his mark around regional speedway tracks notching up wins in his VL Commodore.

Mark describes his inspiration for racing as his dad Frank and fellow former Narrandera racer Alf Bassett. He described his last outing in early May at his favourte track, Leeton’s Brobenah Raceway, as his career highlight to date with back to back wins in the Ray Chaffey Memorial.

The Ray Chaffey Memorial is for cars and drivers competing in the GOSA or Goulburn Ovens Sedan Association named competition.

Although this race season has been shortened due to work commitments, Mark has shown his ability behind the wheel, with the last five events he has attended resulting in three firsts. These included Leeton open sedans, the Ray Chaffey Memorial, a first and second placing at Alexandra and a third at Moama.

Sponsor and owner of Narrandera Auto Wreckers, Nick Hetherington, said Mark let his racing do all the talking.

“Once he gets in the car and the helmet goes on, he is all business,” he said. “I have known Mark for aroud 20 years, he is a good driver, he has beaten a lot of cars that are more powerful, and he has been racing since before he had a drivers licence.

“I would imagine his dad Frank would be very proud of Mark’s efforts to date.”

Mark’s VL Commodore’s other sponsors include Elders Insurance Riverina, Gasweld Wagga and Euroley Engineering.

“I could not do it without them,” Mark said. “The success I have on the track I also owe to the support of my family and my fantastic pit crew.”

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