American trio to light up Attwell Park

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Sprintcars under lights at Attwell Park Speedway.
Camera IconSprintcars under lights at Attwell Park Speedway. Credit: Albany Aerial Imaging

A trio of Americans will do battle with WA’s best drivers when the highly anticipated USA Speedweek series comes to Albany’s Attwell Park Speedway this Saturday night.

World of Outlaws star Shane Stewart heads up the US contingent, joined by rising female competitor Harli White and veteran racer Bud Kaeding.

A total of 15 nominations had been received this week for the final round of the four-leg USA v WA Speedweek Series which visited Bunbury Speedway last night.

World of Outlaws star Shane Stewart is part of the USA Speedweek Series.
Camera IconWorld of Outlaws star Shane Stewart is part of the USA Speedweek Series. Credit: Richard Hathaway Photography

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White competed in the same series last year and has been racing since 2008 when she almost died in her first-ever micro race.

White’s car flipped and burst into flames, trapping her inside and although she escaped alive, the youngster had third-degree burns over more than half her body.

Determined to race again, she jumped back into the seat and has now risen to the sprintcars ranks which will lead her to Albany this weekend.

“I don’t know anything about Albany or the track but it’s exciting to be coming there,” White said. “It’s a blast and an honour to be racing over in WA, the Harding team at the last minute put a car together for me to come race.

American Harli White.
Camera IconAmerican Harli White. Credit: Peter Roebuck

“All three of us race for a living back home so it’s nice to have the opportunity to continue our job in the winter time.”

WA guns Jason Kendrick and Daniel Harding have also nominated along with rising youngster Mitch Wormall.

Harding won the opening round of the USA Speedweek Series at the Perth Motorplex and Wormall drove well to win round 2 ahead of Kendrick and Andrew Priolo.

The event is also a round of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series and heading into last night’s show at Bunbury, Wormall led ahead of Kris Coyle and Callum Williamson, the latter both entered for Albany.

WA young gun Mitch Wormall.
Camera IconWA young gun Mitch Wormall. Credit: Richard Hathaway Photography

The sprintcars return to Albany after a highly successful World Series Sprintcars round last season at the venue. Junior sedans, street stocks, production sedans and modified sedans make up the support program.

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

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