Drivers in gear for bumper speedway season

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Limited sprintcar driver Grant Chisholm will be in action on Saturday night.
Camera IconLimited sprintcar driver Grant Chisholm will be in action on Saturday night. Credit: SWB Photography

Another bumper season at Albany’s Attwell Park Speedway will start on Saturday night, with 10 meetings scheduled at the popular venue headlined by the return of World Series Sprintcars in February next year.

Albany will host one of three rounds of the WSS series in WA, with the major change being the club will hold the meeting on a Saturday night rather than in the traditional Friday night time slot.

The WA Junior Sedan Title will also be held in Albany this season on January 19 and 20.

Other major meetings for the season include the Noel Pearson Memorial on November 17, the return of sidecars on December 8, and the Bill Gibbings Memorial over the Easter weekend on April 19 and 20. The 2018-19 season will wrap up on May 4, which will include the traditional demolition derby.

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The opening round of the limited sprintcars series will be held this Saturday, along with club divisions and the first official outing of the newly introduced division BOG stocks.

A strong field of 20 limited sprintcars has entered the Albany round, including State champion Dylan Sexton. Local drivers Paul Belfield and Shanye, Leon and Jamie Langdon will compete along with former Albany resident Brendan Condren.

The new BOG stocks division will have its first competitive hit-out, while formula 125s, junior sedans, production sedans and street stocks are also on the program.

Gates open at 3pm, burnouts start at 4pm and racing will start at 6pm.

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