Posted by Michael
Posted on 15 Mar, 2023

Sungold Stadium Premier Speedway, Warrnambool returns to action this weekend with a Sprintcars only program for the March 18 event.

Sprintcars, Pro Sprints and Vintage Sprintcars will all feature at the event for what will be an exciting night of action at Premier Speedway.

Sprintcar nominations are currently at thirty-two (34), competing for points in both the Eureka Garages & Sheds Series and the Total Tools Warrnambool $10,00 to win Track Championship.

Points leader in the Eureka Series Terry Rankin, is nominated, driving the PJS Motorsports entry. Rankin maintained the series points lead although enduring a hard crash in last weekend’s feature at Portland. He will be looking for a better result at Sungold Stadium this weekend as both Matthew Reed and Ashley Cook, who are placed second and third in the series, will be looking to take over the points lead before heading into the final round.

The Total Tools Warrnambool Track Championship is far from resolved, with two rounds to run. The top three in points have all signalled their intention to compete. Lochie McHugh holds a slender lead over local Jamie Veal, followed by 2023 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic winner and last weekend’s feature winner at Portland, Brock Hallett.

Those three drivers are sure to put on a show but will come up against strong opposition with Tate Frost, Rusty Hickman, former Eureka Series winners Daniel Pestka and Brett Milburn in the field, joined by a pair of Tasmanians in Tim Hutchins and Brody Appleby.

Pro Sprints will be vying for winning honours in the C&H Trucking Series. Jordan Rae, the current points leader driving the Domain Ramsay-owned Pro Sprint, is nominated along with teammate Andy Hibbert and up-and-coming stars in the division Daniel Storer, Matthew Symons and Harry Ross. The young brigade won’t have it all their way with Lochie McHugh doing double duties, nominated in the Evans S77 entry, while Corey McCullagh has also entered driving another Pro Sprint owned by Domain Ramsay, taking the Ramsay Pro Sprint stable to three cars!

Rounding out the Sprintcar program will be the Vintage Sprintcars, representing Sprintcars through the decades from the early Super Modified era to cars visually representative of today’s Sprintcar.

Public gates will open at 4.00pm with on-track action commencing from 5.00pm.

Tickets can be purchased at www.premierspeedway.com.au or can be purchased at the gate from 4.00 pm on race day.