The Perth Motorplex Speedway season begins anew on October 15 and the competition will be no more intense than that found in the Wormall Civil Sprintcars.
There has been little rest since the end of last season for hit92.9/Melville Holden team driver Jason Kendrick, who finished third in last season’s AHG Sprintcar Series. After a dominating season from the Maiolo brothers Brad and Jamie, who finished first and second, Kendrick is looking to close the gap at the Grand Opening event, which kicks off Saturday night at 6pm.
“There’s never really an off season, we are forever looking for progress and trying to get more speed from somewhere and if you rest you are not going to get that,” he said. “We have developed our shocks some more and we have made some progress in that department, so it will be interesting to see what comes out from that.
“I’m forever thinking about different ways to provide feedback (on the car set up) and different styles (of driving). It’s just adapting to what we have and going from there.”
Kendrick has been testing his 900 horsepower ride ahead of the Grand Opening, taking to the familiar oval track of the Motorplex with optimism and the team is charging towards the fresh series with one goal – to win.
“Every night, (winning) is all we come here for, we are generally not happy unless we win,” he said. “We have all these sponsors we don’t want to let down and the more times you win the happier they are.”
Despite the skills of his opposition, Kendrick is not spending time looking over his shoulder, preferring to perfect his own operation.
“I think more we need to be the best we can be and generally that is good enough to win, it’s making sure we have our car right on the night and putting ourselves in a position high enough up the grid to win,” he said.
As well as Sprintcars, the opening night at Perth Motorplex will also feature Quest Apartments Late Models, The Pool Shop Group Speedcars, Alltools Formula 500s and Harris Engines Wingless Sprints.
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