When round five of World Series Sprintcars rolls into Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway on Monday January 1 for the finale to the Speedweek component, all eyes will be on the defending Australian Champion Kerry Madsen after he collected his second feature race victory in the past three nights, last night at Borderline Speedway in Mt. Gambier.
Madsen proved to be an unstoppable force during the Gold Shoot-Out to claim pole position and from there he was able lead from flag-to-flag to take the win from James McFadden and the hard-charging Carson Macedo who wheeled the Sean Dyson owned N99 to third after qualifying for the A-Main via the B-Main.
What this adds up to is that we will be in for a bumper night of racing on Monday as the 16 contracted World Series Sprintcars teams attempt to set themselves up for a run at not only the Speedweek Championship but also the overall World Series Sprintcars Championship of which McFadden is the defending Champion.
Tickets for Monday’s huge night of racing which also features the Formula 500 Speedweek Series are available on-line up until midnight on December 31, 2017 with tickets then available at the gate from 3.00pm on Race Day.
The pits will be open to all General Admission ticket holders between 3 and 4pm, which provides race fans of all ages a chance to come down and meet the drivers and teams.
In the latest Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic news, 1993 Classic Champion Garry Brazier and son Jordyn are amongst the latest batch of entrants for the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.
Garry who essentially opted out of the final night of coemption in 2017 after son Jordyn performed strongly on his qualifying night, will, as always, be out to prove that he can match it the huge field of talent both old and new on the Classic stage.
Jordyn who was eventually scored as 24th in the A-Main last January, again spent a considerable amount of time racing in the off-season in the United States and will be looking for that break through win in a big event as he rolls into Warrnambool in his NS21 J&J.
For their trip South, both Garry and Jordyn will enjoy the support of Castrol Edge, Cobra Skip Bins, Walkabout Lodge, Adidas, GP Racegear, PWR Radiators, Racing Optics, C Drive Fitness, Camden Neon Signs, Vortex Wings, Scott’s of Mt. Gambier and Blackshaws.
The dynamic Sydney duo will be joined at the Classic by Strathalbyn, South Australia’s Daniel Pestka who after having missed the 2017 Classic with injury will return to action in the V45 entry as owned by Dave Challons.
Pestka who has spent the more recent part of the 2017-18 in his family backed S27 since recovering from a broken leg, will enjoy some strong support from Camden Signage and Building Services, Maxwill Motors, McKinnon Quarries & Civil, Auto Action, BR Motorsports, J&J Auto Racing, Premier Pallet and Apex Roof Trusses when the Classic rolls around.
Tim Rankin is a driver that needs no introduction to Premier Speedway’s strong fan base with the Simpson based driver looking to recapture the Classic form of 2016, which saw him make the 24-car-field for the Sunday night A-Main. In 2017 he was just off the pace a fraction, eventually securing a 15th place run in B-Main 1.
In 2018, Rankin will be aboard his familiar V47 Cool Chassis as powered by a KRE powerplant with support from Riverbank Stockfeeds, Mark Benton Farm Machinery Repairs and Gulf Western Oil.
Having finished 9th in the C-Main in 2017, Domain Ramsay will be aboard the Indy Race Parts V2 for another tilt at the Classic, with the often-spectacular Geelong based driver looking to put his best foot forward with the aim of securing a coveted A-Main starting spot.
Ramsay will utilise a KRE Race Engine and a Maxim Chassis for his tilt at the Classic.
One of the genuine rookies in the Classic field will be Warrnambool’s Grant Stansfield who this time 12 months ago was forging a solid string of results in the Formula 500 ranks.
For his first Classic as a fully fledged Sprintcar driver, Stansfield will be aboard the VA88 Maxim which will be powered by a Kistler 410 with plenty of home town support coming via Spikin’s Engineering, Classique Homes, P.A Bahl Cartage Contractor, Giblin Family Homes and Premium Paint Works.
Rounding out the current batch of entrants which takes the current list to 71 is the driver of the V78 J&J – Chris Campbell.
Campbell has been somewhat of a regular on the Eureka Sprintcar Series tour this season, giving himself arguably the best preparation he has had for the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.
The Victorian based driver will be sponsored by S & S Tyquin and MAC Fire Systems.
The 2018 46th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.
Copies of the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2017 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au
Tickets for the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic from January 19 to 21, 2018 are also available on-line via www.premierspeedway.com.au or at the gate on race day.