This Sunday night at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool some of Sprintcar racing’s most exciting talent will battle it out for a $5,000 pay day as Round 13 of the Eureka Sprintcar Series doubles as Round 2 of the USC Chase with thanks to Zambrero, Warrnambool.
With preceding race meetings on Saturday night at Simpson Speedway for the Eureka Sprintcar Series and Murray Bridge for the Opening Night of the USC Chase, a field of Stars is then set to converge on Warrnambool, with more than 50 entries having already been received.
It would have only been a few short years back that a race meeting of this nature would have attracted some genuine on-track battles with drivers like Max Dumesny, former Victorian Champion Robbie Rankin and Warrnambool’s very own Stephen Bell!
This Sunday night Max will return to Premier Speedway along with his two son’s Matthew and Marcus, while Robbie Rankin’s son Terry will embark on his second night at the wheel of David Dickson’s Essendon Ford backed V45 J&J and Stephen Bell’s nephew and current Formula 500 stand-out Jack Bell will make his Sprintcar debut as well.
Interestingly Jack is a former participant in the prestigious Speedway Australia AIS Rising Star Program, while Terry will get to follow in his foot-steps, being an inductee of the class of 2017.
These two young guns and the likes of Marcus Dumesny, Brayden Wilmington, Jordyn Charge, Jessie Attard and the very impressive Brayden Parr will be keen to turn some competitive laps this Sunday night, but it will be a whirl-wind of super-fast talent that will keep them on their toes.
Two-time Australian Champion David Murcott, joins his fellow Aussie Champs in Dumesny and Robbie Farr, while Sydney’s Sam Walsh has also been super quick all summer long.
Defending Eureka Sprintcar Series Champion Brett Milburn will also be keen to amass some good series points in his quest for back-to-back Championships, although last start feature race winner and 2017 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic runner-up Darren Mollenoyux also appears to be at the top of his game.
Two time and defending WA Sprintcar Champ Tim Van Ginneken will be looking to impress once again as he remains in contention for the Eureka Series Championship along with the likes of Corey McCullagh and Glen Sutherland.
Two regular combatants throughout Sydney’s USC season have been former Classic Champion Ian Loudoun and Tasmania’s Shaun Dobson who impressed with a second-place finish at Avalon Raceway last weekend, they too will be back in action.
Having collected a Eureka Sprintcar Series win at Western Speedway, Hamilton a few short weeks ago Tim Rankin will be looking to add to his resume as will Terang’s Jack Lee former series Champion John Vogels and exciting South Australian trio Lisa Walker, Brock Hallett and Jake Tranter.
Chad Ely will also fly the SA flag as he wheels the immaculate S72 entry for Jamie Stark as Tasmania’s Tim Hutchins and Victorian hot-shots Brad Warren, Peter Doukas, Dennis Jones and Adam King will also be keen to stand on the gas.
Adding even further excitement to the racing program is the Parr Motorsports USC Victoria Premier Speedway Track Premiership which is currently a very keenly contested affair.
Current leader James McFadden looks set to relinquish his lead at the top of the table due to racing commitments in the United States, which opens the door for those drivers in the hunt for the $10,000 end of season pay day to stake a claim.
With more than 50 cars currently entered the weekend’s racing is looming as some of the best yet, so no matter what you have planned this Labour Day long weekend, be sure to be at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool this Sunday night with gates opening at 4.00pm with car on track from 5.00pm.
The Sprintcars will be supported by the V8 Dirt Modifieds as well as for the very first time at Premier Speedway – the Legend Cars – will be a part of the show.
Sunday nights admission prices are Adults $25.00; Children 10-15 $10.00 and Children 9 and Under Free.
Tickets are available at the gate or on-line via www.premierspeedway.com.au.
Sprintcar Nominations (As At 8/3/17):
V3 Ian Loudoun S4 Lisa Walker V4 Phil Lock V52 Max Dumesny T7 Tim Hutchins Q7 Robbie Farr S13 Brock Hallett V14 Chris Rodda N16 Daniel Sayre V17 Dennis Jones W18 Scott Reilly S20 Glen Sutherland ACT21 Shaun Dobson V25 Jack Lee V29 Michael Tancredi V32 Stephen Spark N36 Eddie Lumbar V36 Tim Van Ginneken S37 Terry Kelly V40 Rusty Hickman S45 Jake Tranter V45 Terry Rankin N47 Marcus Dumesny V47 Tim Rankin V48 Adam King V52 Darren Mollenoyux N53 Jessie Attard N55 Kim Becker ACT57 Brendan Scorgie N57 Matthew Dumesny V60 Jordyn Charge V61 Robert Nicholas V64 David Aldersley V68 Brett Milburn V70 John Vogels V72 Jacob Smith S72 Chad Ely V73 Charles Hunter V75 Nigel Harding V77 Brayden Parr V81 Robbie Paton ACT83 David McKay V84 Sam Wren V88 David Murcott ACT89 Brayden Wilmington V90 Corey McCullagh V91 Brad Warren N92 Sam Walsh V98 Peter Doukas ACT99 Jay Waugh V101 Jack Bell
Legend Car Nominations:
3N Hayden Pascoe 8N Mick Hebditch 18N Clinton McKenzie 21A Kenneth, Bennett 27N Paul Cassidy 31N Cameron Jewell 34Q Grag Davis 41N Glenn Mitchell 43N Glen Arnold 47N Jim McCabe 48N Tyson Williams 63A Greg Thompson 74N Chris Peterson 75N Graham Keats 86N Bruce Alderson 88N Glen Philpott 89A Liam Heaton 97A Sean Rooney 99N Scott Keane
V8 Dirt Modified Nominations:
V0 Darren Tindal A1 Kevin Britten V4 Paul Tindal V7 Stephen Lodwick V8 Stephen Hopkins V9 Steven Milthorpe V15 Murray Atkin V19 Andrew Katz V25 Mike Burke WA27Peter Forbes V62 George Napier V84 Lloyd Hobson Q85 Lee McKinnell V91 Daniel Scott V92 Daryl Hickson V93 Ben Hodge