Perth Motorplex’s biggest mid-week evening of the season takes place this Wednesday with a quadruple treat for motorsport fans.
The pits will be filled to the brim, with the speedway shaking to the sounds of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series for round five of WA Sprintcar Speedweek, alongside the BGC Late Models for night two of the Late Model Nationals.
On the drag strip, Perth’s quickest street cars will be attending for Formula Tech Whoop Ass Wednesday, before the tyre-smoking Hour of Power takes place on the burnout pad.
All in all it represents one of the best value nights of motorsport entertainment in the country, with venue-wide admission (including pit access) for just $20 and family passes (two adults, three children) for only $47.
Among those hoping to make an impression in the penultimate round of the WA Sprintcar Speedweek is Geraldton’s Kris Coyle. Coyle seized third place at round three in Bunbury on Friday night in the Merger Contracting Sprintcar, realising some of the potential he has shown throughout the season.
Coyle started seventh in the feature but fought through the pack.
“This is our best result for this team since I have been at the wheel,” he said.
“Being so far back (in the field) we just knew we had to be there at the end of it. The first few laps sure enough had a bit of carnage here and there. A few people went hard at the start and it cost them, but it worked out for me.”
Coyle feels that some fresh horsepower has been helpful for the team this season, helping him to qualify well and avoid mid-pack troubles.
“All last season was a bit of a learning curve with cars and motors and that,” he said. “We have a little more power than last year and it is starting to show. It helps having the motor to be able to qualify well and sets you up for a good night.”
Gates open for Wednesday’s action-packed evening at 4.30pm, with speedway heats from 5pm, drag racing from 6pm and the burnout show at 9pm.
Words: Luke Nieuwhof
Pic: Peter Roebuck