• This Saturday night (February 24) the 410ci Sprintcars will take to the revamped B&S Earthworks Timmis Speedway in Mildura for the first time as the Sprintcars SA Southern Shootout Series rolls into Mildura with 26 drivers from across Australia currently nominated. Not only will it be the first time that Sprintcars have raced the new configeration, it will be the first open Sprintcar event since the Col Beasley Classic in 2017, when Jamie Veal drove to victory.

    This weekend will be the first time that a round of the Southern Shootout Series has been conducted outside of South Australia and the event is being proudly presented by The Gateway & Verde – Mildura.

    The current line-up includes some of the best Sprintcar drivers and teams in Australia with the likes of former Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Champion Brock Hallett, current series points leader Luke Dillon, current South Australian Champion Matt Egel, 2023 Battle of the Bridge winner and four-time National 360ci Champion Ryan Jones, former SRA Series and Victorian State Champion Daniel Pestka and Queensland Champion Ryan Newton among the star-studded nomination list.

    Joining the drivers already mentioned will be leading South Australians Chad Ely, who is former Australian 360ci Champion, Loxton’s Keke Falland, Lachlan McDonough, Current Australian 360ci Champ Mark Caruso, Steven Caruso, Terry Pitt, Mike Fox, Mount Gambier based rookie Parker Scott and former Mildura resident Corey Sandow.

    In addition to Brock Hallett and Ryan Newton, who will be substituting in the Colin McQuinn owned Chief Racing #V6 for Cam Waters who will be in action at Bathurst, several other interstate drivers will take in the Sprintcars SA sanctioned event including Young (NSW) resident Jackson Delamont. Additional Victorian entries include Portland’s Adam King, former SRA feature winner Ash Cook, Brett Smith, Todd Moule, rookie Jacob Pitcher and Warrnambool’s Will Carroll, who will drive the #NT25 for car owner Dave McFadden.

    Local Mildura residents Jason Bolitho, Jay Brown and Lloyd Bahr will also be out to impress in front of their local sponsors and fans.

    The event format will see hot laps, time trials, a single round of heat races, a dash / shootout, a B-Main and the all important Sprintcars SA Southern Shootout $4,000 to win A-Main.

    Event information: Saturday February 24, 2024 - B&S Earthworks Timmis Speedway, Mildura:

    Gates open - 4:30pm
    Pit party from 4:30-5:30pm
    Hot Laps & Time Trials from 6pm
    Racing from 7pm

    2023/24 Sprintcars SA Southern Shootout Series Summary:

    Revolution Racegear Quick Time Awards – S81 Luke Dillon (2), S98 Chad Ely

    Wide Open Clothing Co. / One6 Industries Heat Winners – S98 Chad Ely, T7 Tim Hutchins, N55 Jessie Attard, S3 Ben Morris, S24 Ricky Maiolo, S7 Terry Pitt, Q5 Brock Hallett, T22 Jock Goodyer, N48 Jackson Delamont.

    Showtime Signs Shootout Winners – S81 Luke Dillon, USA9 Chase Randall, Q5 Brock Hallett.

    A-Main Winners – T22 Jock Goodyer (2), S81 Luke Dillon
    Double Points “Joker” Players– S4 Lisa Walker, S38 Lachy McDonough, V43 Corey Sandow, S52 Matt Egel, 57 Robert Heard, S72 Max Vidau, S78 Keke Falland, S81 Luke Dillon, S98 Chad Ely.

    Sprintcars SA Southern Shootout Series Points (Top 10) –

    1. S81 Luke Dillon 845, 2. S52 Matt Egel 760, 3. S98 Chad Ely 594, 4. S78 Keke Falland 590, 5. S4 Lisa Walker 552, 6. S38 Lachy McDonough 550, 7. V43 Corey Sandow 524, 8. T22 Jock Goodyer 500, 9. A1 Lachlan McHugh 390, 10. USA87 Aaron Reutzel 390.

    Sprintcars SA would like to thank the following corporate partners for their support of the 2023/24 Southern Shootout Series:

    • Whyalla Earthworks / Whyalla Mini Bins
    • Pro 4x4
    • Revolution Racegear
    • Clarend Transport
    • One6 Industries
    • Wide Open Clothing Co.
    • The Gateway & Verde - Mildura
    • Showtime Signs

    Release and photo by Phil Michell Motorsport Media for Sprintcars SA
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