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Albany’s Attwell Park Speedway starts new season headlined by National Modified Sedan Title

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Limited Sprintcars Michael Keen with Matt Davis hot on his tail.
Camera IconLimited Sprintcars Michael Keen with Matt Davis hot on his tail. Credit: Tori O'Connor/Kalgoorlie Miner

The Albany Speedway Club will kick off a big season on Saturday night, with their 2022-23 calendar headlined by the National Modified Sedan Title.

The new season will roar into life on Saturday with limited sprintcars and V8 dirt modifieds the two feature divisions.

Attwell Park Speedway will hold six meetings this season along with two burnout shows.

The speedway season will conclude with the running of the National Modified Sedan Title run over three nights during the Easter long weekend.

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The Late Model Pro Dirt Series and USA Wild West Round along with the Southern Sedan Showdown Final for production sedans, street stocks and junior sedans will be held on January 6 and 7.

Albany will host the Super Sedan Summer Series and formula 500s will also be part of the program on January 28 and then on February 18 round six of the WA Modified Sedan Series will venture to Albany as a precurser to the national title.

Limited sprintcars star Michael Keen.
Camera IconLimited sprintcars star Michael Keen. Credit: Richard Hathaway

The Production 5000 feature race will be held on March 18 before the Easter bonanza on April 7-9 with the Australian title plus the Bert Vosbergen Memorial for late models.

Albany driver Jason Batchelor, who is the current State champion, will lead a strong field of modified sedans eager for national glory on their home track.

A big field of limited sprintcars will hit the track on Saturday night for the season opener.

Michael Keen and Tim King will headline the 23 nominations in the limited sprintcars.

Eight V8 dirt modifieds have entered for the Albany trip while street stocks, junior sedans, production sedans and formula 125s will race on Saturday night.

A host of new local drivers will take to the track in the junior sedans in a positive sign for the future of the sport in the region.

Gates open at 4pm and racing starts at 6pm.

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