No less than three Australian Speedway Champions will spearhead their respective categories at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway this Saturday night as the first of two nights of “Speedcar Week” commences on April 22.
This Saturday and then following Saturday (April 29) fans will be treated to some of the hottest NZ vs Australia Speedcar action in the country.
NZ hero Michael Pickens and fellow countryman Brock Maskovich headline the final round of the Speedcar Super Series with 37 cars coming from a variety of corners of the compass.
7-times NZ Champion Pickens, the winner of the epic 2016 Australian Speedcar Championship in Sydney last season, will drive the world class #1 GVI.Kiwi TRD powered King Chassis with NZ owners Brett and Leigh Morris over from NZ.
Maskovich will run his stunning #5 Spike/Esslinger for the second time this season after surviving a harrowing debut earlier this year when a very juiced up surface created havoc in the NSW Speedcar Championship.
The NSW Championship will also be decided by the results of the Diamond Air-Conditioning Speedcar Super Series finale which boasts a who’s who of Aussie Speedcar racing in the lead up to next week’s also prestigious 50-lapper.
Four-times Australian Speedcar Champion Adam Clarke comes into the final round of the SSS with an unbeatable lead however the battle for second place between Michael Stewart and Nathan Smee remains as tantalising.
Smee won the recent SA Championship in Adelaide to add to his other QLD and VIC State titles (if he wins Saturday night it means FOUR State titles including NSW).
Speedcar Super Series Championship points are currently:
Adam Clarke - 3487 Michael Stewart - 2484 Nathan Smee - 2162 Paul Murphy - 944
West Australian State Champion Dayne Kingshott will be a massive wild card after winning last Saturday night in Murray Bridge, as will the always-lively Victorian Travis Mills.
Victorian Joe Lostitch arrives with the Tasmanian State Title under his arm and will look to gain further Sydney experience.
Several of the Sprintcar drivers that normally compete in the USC NSW Championship will also saddle up in Speedcars including Mick Saller, Marcus Dumesny and Braydan Wilmington.
Willmington returns to the Speedcar ranks after a promising rookie season in Sprintcars whilst Dumesny makes his third appearance in the car he affectionately calls “Goldfinger”.
Mick Saller will squeeze his powerful frame into a Speedcar for the first time as the NSW contingent swells against the might of the interstate and international visitors.
1 DARREN JENKINS 03N 2 PAUL MURPHY 04N 3 ANDY HASSAN 05N 4 MICK JORDAN 06N 5 TRAVIS MILLS 10V 6 ADAM WALLIS 11N 7 MICHAEL PICKENS 1NZ 8 DAYNE KINGSHOTT 21M 9 ROB MACKAY 21N 10 JOE LOSTITCH 22V 11 CLINT LEIBHARDT 24S 12 JAMIE HALL 26N 13 ADAM CLARKE 29Q 14 GARY ROOKE 40N 15 JORDAN MACKAY 41N 16 MICHAEL STEWART 51N 17 ALAN DAY 54N 18 BROCK MASKOVICH 5NZ 19 DAN BINER 62N 20 MITCH BRIEN 63N 21 DON MACKAY 65N 22 GAVIN WESBLE 67N 23 NATHAN SMEE 69Q 24 REAGAN ANGEL 71N 25 DARREN SALMON 73N 26 BOB JACKSON 76N 27 REID MACKAY 76Q 28 TROY JENKINS 78N 29 SCOTT DOYLE 80Q 30 JASON BELL 82Q 31 MICK SALLER 87M 32 BRAYDAN WILLMINGTON 89N 33 MARCUS DUMESNY 92N 34 MATT JACKSON 97N 35 KAIDON BROWN 97V 36 JAY HALL 98N 37 JACK BLACK 99N
The NSW Super Sedan Championship features a stunning line-up of former and current State and National title-holders with QLD Supremo Darren Kane on his way home with the #1 on the car after the Albany WA running of the Australian title.
Drivers are coming from as far afield as South Australia and Tasmania in addition to the Queensland and New South Wales hard chargers.
QLD 1MATT PASCOE VIC 2 PETER NICOLA VIC 3 MICK NICOLA QLD 6WAYNE RANDALL... TAS 8 STEVE LATHAM SA 8 DAVE GARNTER NSW 9 BRIAN TREVITHICK NSW 10 CRAIG DAVIS NSW 14 MARK TOWERS QLD 15 GAVIN NORTHFIELD TAS 16 COREY SMITH NSW 17 LACHLAN ONLEY NSW 21 DARREN ANNING TAS 22 CALLUM HRPER VIC 23 MICK NICOLA NSW23 ANDREW WHITE QLD 24 JACK CHILDS QLD 26 SEAN BLACK NSW 33BARRY TOWERS QLD 36 DARREN KANE NSW 47 DARYL MOON QLD 56 DAVID OKEEFE NSW 88 LYLE HARRIS NSW111 WAYNE BRIMS
The Formula 500’s too are full to the brim with national talent lead by back to back Numero Uno Liam Williams as he heads back to Queensland after snaring his crown at Murray Machining & Sheds Speedway Murray Bridge over Easter.
AUST 1 Liam WILLIAMS QLD 3 Kristen BROWN NSW 5 Kye NORMAN GLB 7 Tim RANDELL TAS 7 Jock GOODYER NSW 8 Adam FISHER QLD 8 Ryan McNAMARA GLB 9 Steve CAUNT NSW 11 Royden ALCORN GLB 11 Parker JOHNSON NSW 14 Jared THREADGATE GLB 17 Daniel BROADBENT GLB 19 Kyle CAUNT VIC 21 Lee HARDESS QLD 21 Graham WILLIAMS NSW 22 Chase NORMAN NSW 49 Joel WILKS NSW 51 Chris AIRD GLB 52 Paul GRAY QLD 53 Kaydon IVERSON TAS 71 Dylan BEVERIDGE NSW 77 Kenny NORMAN QLD 83 Alan IVERSON NSW 91 Luca COX NSW 98 Sean BARNETT
In addition to the Speedcars, the Super Sedans and the Formula 500’s there are also Street Stocks and AMCA Nationals on this Saturday night’s program.
Gates open at 2pm, action on track from 5.30pm this Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway.
Adults $30 Concession $20 Juniors (13-15yrs) $15 Kids 12 and under – FREE Family Pass – 2 adults and 2 Juniors - $70
Valvoline Raceway is located at 21 Wentworth Street Clyde.
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