Official release: Clay-Per-View Sprintcars Speedweek
December 30, 2022.
So often Avalon Raceway Lara is the difference.
And tonight may well be the same.
The iconic 390m “Place of Pace” just off the Princess Freeway plays host to Round Three of the Clay-Per-View Sprintcars Speedweek tonight (December 30) and the points battle is tight at the top.
43 cars are expected to contest what has been a see-sawing competition so far and if crowd attendance indications from the first two rounds are anything to go by it will be standing room only in Lara.
Victorian Jamie Veal and Tasmanian Jock Goodyer’s battle has been the subject of considerable debate in recent months and recent days and now the enthralling arm-wrestle at the top sees the duo tied on points in the $150,000 four-nights-in-seven-days series.
Veal has a win and a fourth.
Goodyer a pair of runner-up positions.
Lockie McHugh has now entered the series contest ring after a stirring win in the second round at Borderline Speedway to avenge a disappointing sixth by his own standard at Murray Bridge.
Texan teenager Chase Randall has been a huge eye opener with a pair of top five finishes that now sees him laying fourth in the series despite no previous 410ci experience and no track time at any of the venues.
He has however done a handful of laps around Avalon Raceway a couple of days before Christmas in a slick afternoon session to run some orientation time for he, the car and the new DKM team he is racing with.
The top ten in points is a mix of Victorian, Tasmanian, Queensland, Texas USA and South Australian drivers as the contest heads to the tricky Avalon layout.
With only two rounds left in the series (tonight and then Sunday night at Premier Speedway Warrnambool) a win tonight for any team is vital.
It’s no longer enough to just score a podium as the points difference in the margin between first, second and then third place in the A-Main is critical.
There is a 30-point gap from first to second and a 50-point gap between first and third also, so the value of 1st compared to just a podium is paramount.
Points breakdown the for round A-Main top tens is:
Consistency is certainly the key to success in the #150,000 CPV Sprintcar Speedweek and in managing to unlock the vault to the $15,000 Series winner’s prize after Warrnambool Sunday night.
Though they are not in a position to win the Speedweek Series Avalon specialists Corey McCullagh (who won there on Boxing Day Night) Grant Anderson (who won at Simpson on December 27) SRA star Brett Millburn and young gun Jordyn Charge will add significant sizzle to the A-Main victory possibilities.
It goes without saying that Avalon Raceway Speedweek Series expert James McFadden’s addition to the line-up adds another dimension to the competition at Lara in the NAPA Auto Parts #5 and after leading then running third at Mount Gambier “J-Mac” is very determined to log in a win.
Driver entries – December 30, 2022
Chase Randall USA
Marlin Carrigan Walsh
SERIES POINTS AT HALFWAY MARK OF CPV SPRINTCAR SPEEDWEEK
Jamie Veal 440
Jock Goodyer 440
Lockie McHugh 420
Chase Randall 370
Luke Dillon 360
Ryan Jones 310
Cody Maroske 295
Steven Lines 256
Tate Frost 255
Chad Ely 245
Brendan Guerin 245
Joel Heinrich 234
Daniel Pestka 233
Ricky Maiolo 220
Steven Caruso 215
Dennis Jones 203
Ben Morris 201
James McFadden 200
Brock Hallett 196
Glen Sutherland 188
Scott Enderl 184
Lisa Walker 176
Grant Anderson 170
Brendan Quinn 166
Todd Moule 160
Lachlan McDonough 156
Braydan Willmington 156
Brent Fox 146
Keke Falland 145
Ashton Mineeff 142
The final two rounds of the clayperview.com Sprintcar Speedweek are on these dates as the points battle comes down to the wire:
Friday, December 30
Premier Speedway Warrnambool
Sunday, January 1
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