Perth Motorplex plays host to the two final rounds of World Series Sprintcars this Friday and Saturday, attracting a range of drivers from the internationally experienced to those taking their first shot at WSS glory.
All will be looking for the key to success at the Perth Motorplex. Each of the 32 Sprintcar teams who will be competing bring their own strategy to the event.
Victoria’s Jack Lee sits eighth overall currently in the World Series Sprintcars standings and last year finished 12th in the final feature of the series in Perth.
The 26 year old believes it’s not just a case of getting to the feature, but rather treating every step to the feature just as importantly.
“I think putting the whole night together is the key to winning at the Plex,” he said.
Lee has been relying on consistent finished to get him to his current position. Avoiding trouble will get you so far, but to be among the front runners will require pace as well.
“My form has been consistent, but not exactly fast,” he said. “We are hoping we can change that this weekend and we would love to finish with a top five position.”
Geraldton’s Callum Williamson will be joining Lee in the World Series Sprintcars field, returning after a season and a half away from the track.
William took a more practical approach to the question of what it takes to win at the Motorplex.
He said the big, banking turns need to be used to their maximum, especially when the high line becomes quick.
“You need to keep the car as fast as you can without getting off the gas. Get up on the wall when the track pushes up,” he said.
“I’ve been out of the seat for a season and a half now so my form will be judged off Friday night. I want to be able to race a lot more then I have, which will allow me to give better feedback after every race.”
Williamson has simple goals in mind for his comeback – to finish the feature at the front both nights and to have fun while doing so.
He’s going to be challenged every step of the way by talents that include Steven Lines, Kerry Madsen, James McFadden, Brooke Tatnell and the USA’s Harli White, not to mention the fierce local drivers Jason Kendrick, Jamie Maiolo, Brad Maiolo and Kaiden Manders.
World Series Sprintcars takes place alongside a packed support program that includes Telf Promotional Products Formula 500s on Friday night and Sims Metal Management Late Models, Pool Shop Group Speedcars and Speedway Bikes on Saturday night.
Action begins from 5pm on both Friday and Saturday nights, with the main show kicking off from 6pm.