Friday March 2 and Saturday March 3, 2018 are the confirmed dates for the 2017/2018 Australian Super Sedan Championship at Valvoline Raceway.
Organisers are delighted to lock in the two-night weekend that will see the cream of national Super Sedan talent head to Parramatta in what will be one of the most wide-open affairs in the recent history of the Championship.
Defending Australian title-holder and ‘Parramatta specialist’ Darren Kane is licking his lips in anticipation for the March extravaganza.
“I can’t wait for this. The best man usually wins at Parramatta. There’s always a cushion, always a low line and usually something in the middle. If you can get up on the wheel you can win this title in Sydney. It’s a wheelman’s track and a real man’s track. I’m predicting we’ll get around sixty to seventy cars entered. I’m thrilled that Parramatta is where I’m defending my number one,” says Kane.
It’s been some 15 years since the event has been held in the Harbour City when Victorian legend Mick Nicola scored the win from fellow legend John Leslight and Wayne Brims.
“Naturally I have fond memories of my 2002/2003 win,” grins the gritty Victorian veteran, “although I remember that they almost screwed me over too. I was punted from behind by Loguey (Peter Logue) and they put me to the rear at the restart. I had to come from the back for the win. I was pretty fired up.”
Nicola believes, like Kane, that the field will be huge for the Parramatta title.
“It’s such a central point for everyone,” he says, “it’s easy for Victorians, Queenslanders, South Australians and even Tasmanians really to get to Sydney. It’s not a big haul for everyone except the West Aussies. I expect over 70 cars. It won’t be easy.”
Amazingly Nicola’s win in 2002/2003 is the only time the title has been held at the iconic ‘Speedway the Freeway’ with the only other NSW venues hosting the Championship being Lismore and the now defunct Newcastle and Liverpool Speedways since 1971.
In that 03’ title Tweed Heads racer Wayne Brims, then a veritable newcomer, scored third place on the podium and this time around he’s a vastly more experienced campaigner.
“Honestly I haven’t been as fast as I should have the last couple of times we’ve raced in Sydney so I need to step it up,” Brims concedes, “but I love the place. I love that you can run wide open, there’s no immediate wall and you can be rewarded for taking chances. Our plan will be to run there some time before the title, get our set up sorted and then come back for the win.”
A second Speedway Sedans Australia category will be announced shortly making it an ‘all tin-top’ affair with a Demolition Derby to round things off on the Saturday night.
Valvoline Raceway’s wide-open expanses, extensive run-off area and two and three-groove racing is bound to suit the Super Sedan Championship down to the ground.
Currently plans are underway to secure a naming rights sponsor for the epic 2017/2018 Australian Super Sedan Championship.
Corporate Packages are also available over the two nights.