Avalon Raceway’s run with the fickle weather continued last night when the Great Southern Showdown for Sprintcars was run following a major revamp of the format and also the field changed significantly. History will show Eureka Sprintcar Series regular Brett Milburn outrun the field to win the $5,000 first prize ahead of John Vogels and Matthew Reed in front of a healthy crowd that braved the wet conditions.
This Sunday night, yes that’s right, Sunday night March 13th Avalon Raceway is set to roar back into action with the Great Southern Showdown the highlight with the extra added bonus being the event doubles as the Victorian Sprintcar title. Almost 40 Sprintcars have nominated for Sunday night’s event and with a host of interstate ‘guns’ on their way the local heroes will have to bring their ‘A game’.
Incredibly Avalon Raceway has suffered its eighth washout of the season with tonight’s scheduled event cancelled. In what has been a terrible run of cancellations, the venue has been washed out more than it has run this season.
Avalon Raceway management is hoping for a break in the weather this Saturday night when a great field of Australian Wingless Sprint along with Street Stocks and Modified Production Sedans will compete in the next event on the current schedule. For the third time this season the Demolition Derby has also been set down for decision ensuring the night will be finished with a bang!
Avalon Raceway’s meeting scheduled for tonight (Feb 5) has been washed out due to 85mm of rain falling yesterday afternoon and into last night. The K Rock Cup for Super Sedans and the Lucas Oil Southern Speedcar Tour were the headline events along with the Demo Derby.
This Saturday night Avalon Raceway powers back into life as the K-Rock Cup for the Super Sedans heads what on paper looks to be a great night of action as the Demolition Derby is also set to be unleashed. The popular Speedcars are also preparing to do battle while the AMCA Nationals and Street Stocks will provide ample support.
Allansford’s Stephen Bell continued his excellent form last night at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway when he won the 30th Essendon Ford Sprintcar President’s Cup ahead of a world class field. Bell led home American professional Shane Stewart while early leader Robbie Farr muscled home his ailing mount in third. A great crowd witnessed the action with a large field of touring American’s also making an appearance against some of Australia’s best Sprintcar drivers.
The International Sprintcar stars are set to come out and play this Wednesday night at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway as they tackle Australia’s best in the 30th running of the $5,000 to win President’s Cup. The six quality imports are led by reigning World of Outlaws champion Jason Meyers who will join countryman and former President’s Cup winner Joey Saldana as they compete against Australia’s best including three time and defending event winner Brooke Tatnell.
Following two consecutive rainouts Avalon Raceway officials have been doing everything in their power to ensure Wednesday nights annual Presidents Cup will go ahead.
Geelong’s Avalon Raceway has cancelled this Saturday night’s (Janury 15th) meeting due to the heavy rain that fell on the venue today. Fans are encouraged to stay tuned to the Avalon Raceway website for continual updates in regards to Wednesday night’s Essendon Ford President’s Cup for Sprintcars.