The number of entrants continue to grow with the talented duo of Carson Macedo and Ian Madsen amongst those to have beaten the nomination deadline as the list now exceeds 110 cars.
Having become a regular visitor to Australia over the past couple of seasons, Carson Macedo returns to our shores to drive for Sean and Felicity Dyson at the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.
Having raced since the age of four, Carson was always going to put his talents to good use and at just a tender 21 years of age, he has the racing world at his feet, having already campaigned for legendary American Car Owners or Teams including Keith Kunz, Tarlton Motorsports and Joe Gaerte Racing. In 2017 Macedo kicked things off in the days prior to the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, by claiming what is arguably Australia’s toughest single night of competition, Avalon Raceway’s President’s Cup.
The 2017 Classic saw Dyson Motorsports finish 13th in the star-studded A-Main, before a return to the United States netted Macedo 11 feature race wins across a diverse range of tracks and series, even switching disciplines at times from Winged Sprints to Midgets.
His Knoxville Nationals saw him place 13th in the World Challenge on the Friday night program, also missing a transfer into the Friday night A-Main by just one spot. This meant he was confined to the C-Main on the final night of the Nationals, keeping pretty good company with the likes of Jamie Veal, James McFadden, Jordyn Brazier, Danny Lasoski and Jac Haudenschild amongst others.
His best World of Outlaws result for the season came at Silver Dollar Speedway where he finished 7th, having previously recorded his first WOO win in 2016.
Sean and Felicity Dyson know what it takes to win the Classic, having saluted with Tim Kaeding in 2014 and with the support of Dyson Motorsports, Roberts Meats, Compete Parts and Equipment and Kawasaki Motors, they will have all the ingredients to do it again in 2018.
Ian Madsen is coming off a stellar American season, where he captured the coveted Knoxville Raceway Track Championship s well as recording top ten finish in the 40 lap finale to the Knoxville Nationals.
With success comes opportunity and Madsen will now also be looking forward to a full-time tour with the World of Outlaws upon his return to the United States.
For the Classic Sydney based car owner James Matherson will join forces with the younger of the Madsen’s as he wheels the N49 entry for the teams supporters City Access Scaffolding, Mattrans Refrigerated Transport, Watsons Transport Express, Pinnacle Graphix, White’s Crane Service and American Race Tyre Services.
Madsen will be joined in the field by another New South Welshman, Peter Bourke.
Bourke campaigns the N79 entry and managed to qualify for the C-Main at the 2017 Classic, eventually being scored as 17th.
Carline Automotive, Penrite Oil and PBR Auto Spares will assist Bourke in his quest for big things at the 2018 Classic.
Queensland’s list of Classic entrants has also grown with regular Classic entrant Darren Jensen once again signaling his intent to be a part of the field.
The always immaculately presented Q75 will carry the livery of KRE Race Engines, Cometic, Thermal Edge Coating, BHR, Bolt King, Valvoline and Par Electrical.
The in-flux of South Aussies in the field has also grown with Sam Putland, in the MJS Tree & Stump, Murray Bridge Auto Pro, Chooks Custom Graphix, Local Sprintcar Photography, Stihl Shop of Mt. Barker and RV Trailer S71, and Daniel Evans in the S44 Maxim as backed by Chris Evans Transport and Scott’s Electrical also joining the field.
Terry Kelly, who hails from Cardross in Victoria will compete in the South Australian registered S27 Maxim, for Kamstra Drilling, Inland Crane Hire, Sunraysia Pipes and Products, Snap-On Tools Mildura, Bridgestone East Mildura, R & L Auto Electrics and Artworx Mildura.
Victorian, Adam King will also aim to improve on his 2017 result at the Classic, when he rolls into town aboard the Port City Engines, All-Star Graphics and Tri-Tech Lubricants V48 Triple X.
Robert Nicholas, another of the Victorian drivers, will also contest the Classic with his Benalla Bus Lines sponsored Cool Chassis.
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
The 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is proudly supported by KRE Race Engines, The Lady Bay Resort, KFC and Performance Racegear.