AT long last … it’s finally action time at Hamilton’s Western Speedway tonight.
The opening meeting of the new season will showcase a huge field of modified sedans, with drivers contesting the VMPA Australian Multiskills Series, a very high quality field of SRA 360 Sprintcars contesting the annual SRA Gold Cup, and a large field of Wingless Sprints to provide support racing to complete the program.
Unfortunately due to the large number of nominations, racing for junior sedans and street stocks had to be cancelled to allow the meeting to proceed within the time frame, but the speedway shall re-program those events sometime in the future.
Tonight, the SRA 360 sprintcars will turn up the heat as they contest the annual Gold Cup.
Usually scheduled for late April, early May, the speedway decided to bring it forward to the early part of the season, and has the SRA Eureka Open Sprintcar Series round, which is booming, booked for mid-February.
There are two Americans in the mix, with Kyle Hurst and Geoff Ensign taking on drivers from SA, Vic and the ACT, such as Mathew Read, the Solomon brothers (Chris and Paul), Bill Fraser, Domain Ramsay, James Hennessy, James Gardiner, Brenton Farrer, Edddie Lumbar, Chris Best, Daniel Evans, David Aldersley, Michael Cunningham, Chris Evans and Jack Meade.
Full story in the Spectator on Saturday, December 14, 2013