Speedway back for 2016

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Spec­ta­tors will have the op­por­tu­nity to burn some rub­ber this year with Nickol Bay Speedway re­veal­ing the in­clu­sion of a car in which the pub­lic can hit the burnout pad.

The pub­lic burnout car is among a host of new ad­di­tions to the track, which have kept com­mit­tee mem­bers and vol­un­teers busy dur­ing the off-sea­son.

Speedway pres­i­dent John Magerl said the up­grades would make for a more en­joy­able ex­pe­ri­ence for driv­ers and spec­ta­tors.

“Brett Dohnt has do­nated a ve­hi­cle for any­one who wants to have a crack,” he said.

“Any­one who wants to try burnouts legally in a con­trolled en­vi­ron­ment is quite wel­come to pay their in­surance and come out and try in front of the crowd.

“We’ve also cleaned and touched up the bar and can­teen, and the new lap scor­ers’ hub will cen­tralise all our of­fi­cials and make for smoother rac­ing.”

The first meet of the year is this Satur­day, with free en­try for spec­ta­tors and rac­ing start­ing at 6.30pm.

The first ma­jor com­pe­ti­tion will be the Sprint­car Stam­pede in June, and or­gan­is­ers are also look­ing at bring­ing back the North West Nats burnout com­pe­ti­tion af­ter it didn’t run last year.

Mr Magerl said while driver num­bers were up on last year, vol­un­teers would be harder to come by.

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