THE Southern 500 Speedway is readying itself for one of its most popular events each year, with the annual Caravan Race set to roll tomorrow night.
Eight drivers have nominated for the event this year and after solid rain mid week Southern 500 Speedway president Darren Brough said the track is looking almost perfect for a great night of racing.
Brough said the caravan race, which will conclude the night’s races, was one of the most highly anticipated events on the calendar and had a significant impact on the club.
“It sets the club up really for the season financially,” Brough said.
“It is a great event because there are a lot of people in town for the New Year on holidays and we get a lot of people out here who are new to the town or visiting the town.
“Everyone loves it, it is a great spectator event.”
It is not just the fans who love the crash and bash style of the race, with drivers always keen to get a start in the annual event that rewards, as Brough put it, the last van standing.
A previous winning of the event on a handful of occasions, Matthew Domburg will be behind the wheel again on Saturday night doing his best to make life tough for his fellow drivers and put on a good show for the crowd.
Read more in Friday’s Portland Observer.