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Austral gets a boost

Australia's famous Austral Wheelrace, which is to be staged at Vodafone Arena in Melbourne on Saturday February 26, has been given a boost with the news that Jefferson Ford, one of Melbourne's biggest car dealerships, has signed on as the naming rights sponsor.

The Jefferson Ford Austral Wheelrace will celebrate its 107th edition this year and is claimed to be the world's oldest track race. Among those competing at the event will be the versatile Ben Kersten, who is competitive in anything from a one lap time trial to a points race, and Chris Pascoe (dual Australian Champion).

The Austral will also be supported by a number of feature events including the Vodafone Keirin Series, an Aces Sprint Derby and a number of Scratch Race and elimination events.

Tickets are on sale at Ticketek (www.ticketek.com) from $20.

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