Perenial Avalon Raceway favourite David Murcott is expected to keep local drivers on their toes in the Routleys Stampede at the place for pace on Saturday, 10 November.
David stole a march on rivals in the recent CAT Rentals sprintcar Jackpot at Avalon, coming from behind to out muscle Robbie Farr for the winner’s $10.000 slice of the purse.
World Series duty has kept the flamboyant driver on the interstate trail from November through March, but with the competition not due to start until Boxing Night, there are several holes in the calendar to be filled and he is a red hot racer in Dave Horrel’s East Coast Logistics entry.
The Essendon Ford $20.000 Showdown is a premiership well worth chasing as it awards a new Ford Fiesta to the season’s most consistent driver.
Mr David Dickson, dealer principal at Essendon Ford, admits to being a “sprintcar tragic” and was the first to wish Murcott a successful tilt at the title.
Word Series champion James McFadden is also expected to chase the Routleys Stampede which will enable him to fly under the radar leading into Christmas in Scott Milling’s winged rocketship.
“The Essendon Ford premiership is a wonderdful bonus for drivers and car owners and stands alone as a fitting reward for those who support our major seasonal events,” said Avalon spokesman Jeff Drew.
The summer of speed will deliver some outstanding talent to the Avalon arena including Californian World of Outlaws ace Tim Kaeding who will replace Brooke Tatnell for selected events in the Krikke Motorsport Team car.
“The World Series round and President’s Cup are two Avalon outings already inked by the Krikke team who have landed Kaeding after Brooke advised he will be unavailable for most of the Australian summer,” he added.
Brett Milburn returns to his own car for the Stampede and can’t wait to lock horns with Murcott, McFadden, Johnny Vogels, Stephen Bell, Mike Van Bremen, Domain Ramsey and Victoria’s best of the best.