Big season slated at Simpson Speedway

Photo courtesy Geoff Rounds.

Local racer Phil Lock will be the hometown favourite for January’s inaugural 360 Sprintcar All Star Challenge.

SIMPSON Speedway has announced its racing calendar for the upcoming 2010/11 season.
The action begins on Saturday December 4 when the Wingless Sprints take to the clay for round three of the Parr Motorsports Series.
The thundering V8 Dirt Modifieds also return, while Micro Sprints pay their only visit for the year, with Three-Litre Sedans and Street Stocks also in support.
The Oval Express Formula 500 Series returns to Simpson for the first time since 2005, with round five of racing on Tuesday night January 4.
This event comprises of eight rounds in just 11 days, showcasing the best Australian and international talent.
Multiple American drivers have already been confirmed for the series, which is shaping up to be one of the most hotly-contested yet.
A round of the Country Cup for AMCA Nationals along with the Wingless Sprints complete a stacked card of events.
Saturday January 15 sees the inaugural 360 Sprintcar All Star Challenge with a $5000 pay out for the feature winner.
Incorporating round five of the All Star Series, this event is also expected to attract drivers from the USA as they pursue the richest domestic 360 Sprintcar prize purse in the country.
Street Stocks and a Vintage demonstration are also scheduled.
The Victorian Super Rod Title is back at Simpson Speedway in 2011, with February 5 the date set.
Also on the program is the ever-popular Front Row Challenge for Wingless Sprints, with the highest qualifiers given the incentive of doubling their money if they head to the rear.
Round three of the KC Sheds Series for Junior Sedans completes the night’s racing.
The time-honoured Trevor Podger Memorial for Super Rods and SDAV Hot Rods is on the agenda for February 19.
The Formula 500 Jettco Series is also set to be decided along with the Councillors Cup for Junior Sedans.
The big boys are back in town on Saturday March 12 for a round of the SRA’s Eureka Sprintcar Series.
Following last season’s washout, drivers will be keen to get back to the racy clayway in an event which also doubles as the opening night of the Great Southern Showdown.
V8 Dirt Modifieds will make their second appearance of the season as they contest night one of the Max Trotter Memorial.
The season finale at Simpson Speedway will be held on Saturday April 9 with a triple header of big events.
The 26th annual Peter Merrett Trophy Race for Wingless Sprints is up for grabs, Three-Litre Sedans battle out the 34th running of the Simpson 400, while round seven of the Victorian Formula 500 Stampede Series goes on the line.
On top of this trio of headline acts, Street Stocks and Junior Sedans will complete the racing program for 2010/11.

Comments are closed.