USA v WA sprint­car grand fi­nal to cap off week of speed

South Western Times - - Sport - Mor­gan Melvin

Ar­guably one of the high points of the 2018-2019 sea­son cal­en­dar at the Make Smok­ing His­tory Bun­bury Speed­way is New Year’s Day, with the Grand Fi­nal of the USA v WA Sprint­car Speed­week tak­ing cen­tre stage.

Dat­ing back to 1982 when Amer­i­can Jac Hau­den­schild claimed the in­au­gu­ral event in con­vinc­ing fash­ion, it has been an an­tic­i­pated an­nual event for sprint­car en­thu­si­asts.

With the names of Donny Schatz, Jack He­witt and the late Ja­son John­son en­graved on the Speed­week tro­phy, it is an event which brings the best sprint­car driv­ers to Bun­bury.

This sea­son’s event will be no dif­fer­ent, with Amer­i­can trio Harli White, Parker Price-Miller and Mark Dob­meier all ready to com­pete against WA’s best.

Price-Miller is look­ing to repli­cate his suc­cess in last year’s series – where he was a joint win­ner with lo­cal Jamie Maiolo.

In­cred­i­bly, the two driv­ers were un­able to be sep­a­rated on points, even with the use of a count­back method.

Throw in WA driv­ers Ja­son Ken­drick, An­drew Pri­olo and Maiolo’s younger brother Brad, and it will be one event not to be missed.

The USA v WA Speed­week series be­gins at Perth Mo­tor­plex on Box­ing Day, with rounds two and three held at the Make Smok­ing His­tory Col­lie Speed­way and Perth Mo­tor­plex re­spec­tively.

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