THERE will be plenty on the line for sprintcar drivers who will contest the next Super Speedway event at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday, February 10.
For some drivers it will be a chance to get their machinery and car set-ups right before the invasion of the World Series Sprintcars’ teams and for others it will also be an opportunity for more testing before the Australian 360 Sprintcar Championship is held at the venue in March.
Whatever the motivation, fans will be in for a great show with 24 drivers committed to the round so far.
Last-round winner Shaun Bradford is part of the field and given his car speed at the last show, he will be very hard to discount.
Bradford is the only driver to claim two rounds of the AHG Sprintcar Series so far this year – and on Australia Day he also claimed a round of the 360 Power Series in Kalgoorlie.
Brothers Jamie and Brad Maiolo, along with Jason Kendrick, who have all claimed one feature race win each so far this season, will also be looking to add to the trophy collection.
Young gun Kaiden Manders will be part of the action and chasing his first open sprintcar feature win – on the back of wins in the 360 class.
Manders went close to his maiden win just prior to Christmas where he finished second to Victorian Jamie Veal in the WA Sprintcar Championship.
Ben Ellement, Daryl Clayden, Andrew Priolo and Oldfield have all been fast this season and can’t be discounted.
South Australian Lisa Walker is in town and it will be interesting to see how quickly she adapts to the local racing conditions.
Tom Payet, who recently impressed with a run in a 360ci-powered car, steps up into the open class and could shake things up a little.
Daniel Keen, fresh from his win in the Esperance 360 Power Series win last Saturday night will also add some spice to the field.
Full field: AJ Nash, Andrew Priolo, Jason Kendrick, Ray Leonard, Ryan Lancaster, Troy Beckingham, Taylor Milling, Lisa Walker, Ben Ellement, Daryl Clayden, Jamie Oldfield, Tom Payet, Darren Mewett, Shaun Bradford, Kaiden Manders, Paul Peet, Luke Hughes, Brad Maiolo, Scott Chatwin, Tom Hooper, Liam Dowling, Adrian Haywood, Daniel Keen and Jamie Maiolo.