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Steve Vaughan celebrates 25 Years of Racing

Steve Vaughan celebrates 25 Years of Racing

Steve Vaughan of Angaston is celebrating 25 years in racing. Steve started his racing career in 1988 at Dirt Circuit racing in a LH Torana in A Class; and after several years he made the change to Speedway and has not looked back.

Steve started his speedway career on October 13, 1990 at Murray Bridge, in a LH Torana, which he raced for a couple of years. The first years were spent gaining knowledge on what a race car was and how to fix it.

Steve commented, ‘When I got into racing I knew nothing. I could check water and oil, put fuel in and change a tyre. I have come a long way since then.”

After damaging the LH Torana in the 1991/92 season, Steve sat the rest of the season out. This was the beginning of his career in his VN Commodore, where he had good success, with his first win on the October 31, 1991 at Murray Bridge. He finished 3rd highest in points for the season at both Murray Bridge and RDA – Virginia, and managed to finish 6th place in the SA Title held at Waikerie.

Steve finished his career in Modified Sedans in 1985 after a successful season. In South Australian Modified Production Association (SAMPA) No 1, he took five of the six round wins, with second place overall for the season at both Speedway City and Murray Bridge.

In 1995 Steve bought the ex Robby Marchant Super Sedan which he ran for a season.

He then upgraded and bought the ex Brad Scotcher Pontiac Grand Prix, and after a couple of years the benefits began to show with Steve taking out the fasted lap at Speedway City of 16.33 seconds in 1997. This record has stood for more than two decades.

The following year he took the two lap record at Mount Gambier, finished 4th in the SA Title and 5th in the Victorian Title.

Other highlights were the Wally Francombe Memorial trophy in 1999 and 2000, 1999 Super Sedan Tri-Series (this was the last time the tri-series was run), 1999 Super Sedan SA Series Winner and another track record at Whyalla.