Of­fi­cials revved up for Stam­pede

Pilbara News - - SPORT - Tom Zaun­mayr

Driv­ers from across the State are set to get their mo­tors run­ning and head out on the high­way, destined for the City of Kar­ratha Sprint­car Stam­pede at the Nickol Bay Speed­way.

The an­nual high-oc­tane event has at­tracted count­less high-pro­file driv­ers over the years and this week­end is no dif­fer­ent, with sev­eral big guns from Perth all ready to line up for their shot at glory.

Club pres­i­dent Brett Arm­strong said 14 cars had al­ready nom­i­nated for the race.

“We are hoping for a few more, but with 14, it is al­ready look­ing to be a good night,” Mr Arm­strong said.

“On the night, on the track any­one is a chance to win.

“All the cars are lim­ited sprint­cars this year, mainly for the fact that our guys are lim­ited so it gives them a chance.

“It will all come down to driver abil­ity on the night, which should make for some very close rac­ing.”

The two-night event is not only about the sprint cars.

Sup­port classes will be out in force and a fire­works dis­play will be held on Satur­day night.

“The fire­works are al­ways good for the crowd,” Mr Arm­strong said. “All of our mem­bers have been work­ing ex­tremely hard at the club to get it into shape, so things are look­ing pretty good out there.”

Gates will open on Fri­day at 4.30pm, with a 6.30pm start for four heats and a pre­lim­i­nary A main race. Satur­day will be the main event, with a fur­ther three heats to run, top-eight shuf­fle and a main race to de­cide the over­all win­ner.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

Nickol Bay Speed­way club pres­i­dent Brett Arm­strong and vice-pres­i­dent Alan Couper.

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