The event honours the late Michael Figliomeni, a champion racer and one hell of a nice guy who sadly passed away nine years ago.
Both drivers have nothing but absolute respect for ‘Figs’ and what he stood for and can’t wait to race in his honour in the annual event.
“Michael Figliomeni was one of my heroes,” Priolo said.
“From day one I used to like how he charged from the back of the speedcar heats and run around the outside like they were standing still and get to the front.
“A hell of a lot of respect for the guy and it was so sad when he passed away and now to race in his honour is awesome and to be able to have the opportunity to get the victory in his race meant a lot to me.
“I have still got a connection with his cousin working on my race car …yeah it does mean a lot.”
Bradford won the tribute race last year and also concedes it is more than just another race.
“Yeah I means a lot to me, I won it last year so that was a pretty special moment,” Bradford said.
“The families go way back and the Figliomeni family has been around speedway a long time and Michael was a great man, so it’s an honour to race at the event.”
Priolo and Bradford are just two of 26 drivers chasing glory in the sprintcar feature race.
Nominations: 8 David Priolo, 10 Andrew Priolo, 11 Jason Kendrick, 14 Jason Pryde, 18 Scott Reilly, 20 Ryan Lancaster, 25 Taylor Milling, 26 Luke Dillon, 32 Jake Beard-Miller, 44 Ben Ellement, 45 Daryl Clayden, 46 Lee Nash, 50 Ken Sartori, 57 Shaun Bradford, 66 Robert Watson junior, 73 Callum Williamson, 77 Brad Maiolo, 79 Scott Chatwin, 80 James Inglis, 83 Troy Lawson, 87 Carl Dowling, 89 Kye Scroop, 90 Ryan Farrell, 96 Aldo De Paoli, 97 Mitchell Wormall and 99 Jamie Maiolo.
Make sure you are trackside for this one – it’s going to be a magical night.