Club hyped for World Series Sprintcars

Cameron NewboldAlbany Advertiser
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Albany Speedway Club president Craig Tester says his club has been buoyed by support shown from the best drivers in Australia, who will be at Attwell Park Speedway tomorrow night to contest the biggest ever round of World Series Sprintcars at the venue.

Albany didn’t host a round of WSS last season but has rejoined the Western Swing of the popular tour, which will conclude here in WA this month.

WSS has 16 contracted teams this season and a host of other drivers will contest the majority of the Western Swing, which has swelled competitor numbers for tomorrow’s big show.

Albany will host round 11 of the WSS but making it also a round of the AHG Sprintcar Series run here in WA has been part of the success.

Tester said it was fantastic the club would have so many of the nation’s top drivers, along with two Americans on show for passionate local sprintcar fans.

“We have over 25 world class sprintcar drivers here to race — we are so lucky,” he said.

“We are expecting a massive crowd to turn up. The club has done a lot of work to make this happen and we want the town to come and support us.”

The club has been working frantically for the past couple of months in readiness for its biggest event of the season, and Tester confirmed it would again be entertainment-plus for spectators.

“The idea of this whole thing is to provide entertainment,” he said.

“The big screen will be here and there will be plenty happening, not just the racing on the track, so we want people to come out and enjoy it.”

Thousands of fans are expected to flock to the venue for tomorrow night’s meeting with gates opening at 3pm and action on the track from 5.30pm.

Fans will have the chance to walk through the pits and there will be an autograph session from 4.30pm-5pm.

Albany last held a round of WSS in February, 2016, which attracted a massive crowd as they watched Steven Lines blast to a popular victory for then-local team Halls Motorsport.

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