Win­g­less rac­ers to hit the speed­way

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Tom Zaun­mayr

Evening skies out­side Kar­ratha will be filled with roar­ing en­gines as Nickol Bay Speed­way driv­ers rev up to take on the best the North West has to of­fer at the club’s first ma­jor com­pe­ti­tion for the year.

The Win­g­less Sprints event on May 27 is ex­pected to at­tract a large num­ber of driv­ers from across the top of the State, as well as some big guns from the big smoke. Also com­pet­ing will be one of the strong­est line-ups of lo­cal driv­ers seen at the speed­way.

Club pres­i­dent Brett Armstrong said the lo­cals had a good chance of caus­ing an up­set against some of the big names in rac­ing.

“The last time th­ese guys came up, our driv­ers took it right up to them which was good to see,” he said.

“There’s just some­thing about see­ing an open-wheel car go­ing flat chat around the track that the crowd loves to see. With the driv­ers com­ing up from Perth and of course the Carnarvon boys com­ing up, it should be a great night and good com­pe­ti­tion for our lo­cal driv­ers.”

The club had a strong turnout of driv­ers and spec­ta­tors at its first meet at the start of May, with four sprint­cars and six win­g­less driv­ers tak­ing to the track, with more still to come. Ju­niors, pro­duc­tions and stock­car numbers are also look­ing healthy for 2017.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

Two cars col­lide in the first ma­jor meet of the year.

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