Watch out, speedway’s Living Legend is back on track
AFTER a three-year break from racing at the Quit Bunbury Speedway Barry Hunter is back in the driver’s seat.
The 63-year-old, who calls himself the “Living Legend”, will compete in the Bunbury Car Club’s opening meeting on Saturday.
Hunter said he really enjoyed the action at the local speedway and praised its condition.
“We had a really good meeting a week ago with a lot of cars and a lot of people,” he said.
“A lot of people go to watch the sprint car racing but if they go and watch the sedan racing they will find it is a lot closer racing.
“We are not as fast or as big or as fancy but it is a really great night of racing.
“It is a really great family night with a lot of second or third generation racers.”
Hunter said his return to the racing scene was due to social reasons rather than a desire to win lots of trophies.
“My family has been involved in racing since the 70s and we just enjoy the company and the atmosphere,” he said.
“I had to retire for medical reasons and I’m not good at just sitting around.
“It is something we really enjoy and we have a lot of friends in the scene.”
Hunter said his measurement for success in the sport was based on memories rather than trophies.
“There are a lot of really good men drivers and some really good women drivers,” he said.
“I have been in a few State titles where I did pretty well but I just enjoy it.
“Mind you when the green light flashes the foot goes down and it is all business.”
Racing starts at 6pm.
After three years away from the sport, Street Stock racer Barry Hunter is returning to Quit Bunbury Speedway.