Another large car count is expected this Saturday night at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway when the Eureka Sprintcar Series is set to converge on the venue to contest the fourth round of the championship. Young Warrnambool star Jamie Veal currently heads the series standings following a pair of feature wins in recent rounds. Should he be successful again this Saturday night, Veal will have to defeat close to 40 Sprintcars from four states to continue his recent winning form.
The night is also the first round of the Essendon Ford Sprintcar Premiership where at season’s end one lucky driver will be the recipient of a brand new Ford motor vehicle. In its third season, the Essendon Ford Sprintcar Premiership is exclusive to Sprintcar events contested at Avalon Raceway. Allansford’s Stephen Bell is the defending track champion and will once again look to drive away in a brand new Ford this season.
Veal opened his Eureka series campaign with a last lap pass on Brett Milburn to win Bordertown’s series opener, from their he placed inside the top 5 at Murray Bridge before storming to another win last weekend at Moama’s third round. The 23-year-old now holds a slender lead over Darren Mollenoyux, Milburn, Dennis Jones and defending Eureka Series champ John Vogels in fifth.
“The young guns have really shined in the early rounds and young Veal is certainly leading the way,” said Avalon’s Jeff Drew.
“It’s exciting to see so many new and young drivers in the field for Saturday night as they all look to become the next Stephen Bell or John Vogels.”
Albury’s Grant Anderson was runner up to Veal last weekend at Moama and will be keen to continue his recent strong form at Geelong. Mollenoyux has also begun the year strongly in his new ride with Parr Motorsports while Brett Milburn has been very fast at Avalon over his recent outings.
Victorian Sprintcar champion Tim Rankin scorched through the field along with Mollenoyux last weekend and he too will be keen for more laps while Tasmanian’s Kurt Luttrell and Mark House have also nominated for the event. Local Geelong ace Domain Ramsay scored a hard charging third place finish last weekend and will also be keen to reproduce that form at his home track.
“This will be the one and only Sprintcar event at Avalon for November so we certainly hope the fans come out to support the event,” said Drew.
“Each driver will contest two heat races while the pole shootout, C, B and A-mains will provide plenty of excitement for the fans who have been starved of Sprintcar racing at this venue due to our terrible run of washouts.”
The Modified Production Sedans will provide support racing while a recent event for the class proved to be a solid hitout for the division.
Public gates will open at 3pm this Saturday night at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway.
Child 12-16 $10
Child 5-11 $5
Child Under 5 Free
For more info contact Jeff Drew 0418 160 985 / Gavin White email firstname.lastname@example.org