Saturday night May 16th Granville and Valvoline Raceway is set to re-run the washed out Carline Automotives & Exhaust 50 Lap Classic for speedcars.
The interest in the re-run event is very high and has attracted a entry list of 40 teams .Fans will remember the washed out event for the horrific accident that forced US POWRi National Champ Zach Daum to return home injured .Later in the night mother nature played her unbeatable hand with a massive down pour to end the night .
Michael Pickens the kiwi Champion return to challenge the local again in the Brett Morris owned Esslingler .Last time out Pickens had a terrible run early forcing the Kiwi to race out of the B main to gain his transfer to A main . Pickens will be charged up for a fourth Sydney 50 Lap win after his last start Sprintcar win at Waikaraka Park Speedway the final New Zealand race for season 2015.
Entries from Queensland , NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia underlines the importance of the Carling Automotive & Exhaust 50 Lap event.
The rivalry between National Champion Clarke and Speedcar Super Series Champ Smee will continue . Last time the pair faced off Clarke had just that little extra when he pounced to take the Queensland , American Racing & Tire Service 50 Lap event last weekend at Archerfield .While all the headlines might be all about Clarke and Smee there are 38 other chance for the Classic trophy and the cash bundle.
Nathan Smee will be driving the Q9 instead of his normal ARTS N7 .Smee will be heading State Side after the Sydney event to race for third time in four years in the Indiana “Midget Week” schedule, the POWRi Series in Illinois and a USAC double-header weekend in Indiana.Smee will join Kiwis Mosen,Williams and Maskovich on the quest for USAC and POWRi glory .
There a plenty of drivers with the credentials to take this win, past winners like Mark Brown know their way around the Valvoline track. Who can forget the race between Clarke and Brown in the 2013 50 Lapper, some of the best match racing I have ever seen. In that race Brown emerged the winner.This time Mark Brown will be the chauffeur of SA3, with elbows up
!Valvoline Sprintcar Track Champion James Thompson has entered and will hammer down in the Terry and Debbie King owned N6 around a track he knows so well
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