Current Victorian Sprintcar champion Stephen Bell heads the nominations for Boxing Day’s Sprintcar Gold Cup at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway. Doubling as round 6 of the Eureka Sprintcar Series, Bell has enjoyed consistent results over consecutive weekends to currently lead the Eureka championship narrowly over defending series winner John Vogels, young gun Nick Lacey and Winchelsea’s Ryan Davis who are all tied on points in second place.
The Eureka Sprintcar Series suffered washouts to the opening three rounds of the series before Lilydale ace Mike Van Bremen claimed victory at Avalon Raceway earlier this month. As a result ‘MVB’ also leads the Essendon Ford Sprintcar premiership where the winner of the Avalon track championship will earn themselves a brand new Ford Fiesta. Last weekend the Eureka Series rolled into Warrnambool for round 5 where a number of interstate raiders attempted to upset the Eureka Sprintcar Series regulars however it was touring American Tyler Walker who impressed as he upstaged everyone.
Avalon Raceway commentator Brian Alexander predicts another exciting night of racing by the ever-popular Sprintcars.
“Everyone loves the Sprintcars, Van Bremen impressed two weeks ago and once again I expect him to be toward the front of the pack come race end on Boxing Night. He leads the race for the Ford Fiesta but there is a long way to go in the season and there are some major events coming over the next six weeks,” said Brian.
“Stephen Bell leads the Eureka Series after he ran second last weekend at Warrnambool behind the American Tyler Walker. Sources told me that Bell was making a late charge toward the leader only for laps to run out. There is no doubt Bell and his team are a class act as they teamed to finished runner up in the Australian Sprintcar title in May.”
Driving for Victory Lane Racegear proprietor Mat Eastham, Bell secured the Victorian Title last season before venturing to Darwin where he finished second behind new titleholder James McFadden. John Drysdale and his Drysdale’s Chaff Mills business also back the team and while the team certainly doesn’t boast the largest budget, they do utilise excellent equipment when they take to the track.
Alexander was also quick to point out that there is a strong chance of an International driver competing on Sunday night along with Victoria’s best.
“Motor issues apparently prevented Missouri’s Josh Fisher from competing last weekend at Warrnambool and we can only hope we get to see this young guy in action on Boxing Day. Grant Anderson also returns and he is as quick as anyone around Avalon while Brett Milburn, Darren Mollenoyux and South Australian Dylan Jenkin return following impressive performances last time out at Avalon.”
Supporting the Sprintcars on Sunday night will be the Modified Production Sedans as they contest their annual Christmas Cup event. Public Gates open at 3pm and the racing action will begin at the usual time of 7pm this Sunday night, December 26.
Child 12-16 $10
Child 5-11 $5
Child Under 5 Free
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