One prominent Sprintcar driver on the Australian scene who already has declared his availability for the World Series Sprintcars round at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway on January 14 is Sydney star Sam Walsh.
Walsh did not hesitate to put up his hand for a start in round ten as the Lismore venue welcomes back the WSS championship trail after an absence of several seasons.
“The Lismore Showground is a real driver's track and demands plenty of concentration,” Walsh said.
“For those reasons, it has an appeal all of its own and it's a track I like racing at. This promises to be a great Sprintcar meeting at the high time of the season.”
The WSS round falls right in the middle of the Christmas-January holiday period and looms as one of the major fixtures of the 2019-2020 season at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway.
AMERICAN ENTRANT CONFIRMED
Pennsylvania's Lucas Wolfe will race at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway as a WSS contracted driver.
Wolfe will this season make his debut for the entire series and will compete driving his own Pabst Beer Ribbon #5w under the banner of Queensland's Ayers Racing Team. Car will be decked out in American colours and should most definitely stand out from the crowd.
Wolfe, 33, from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania is another member of that state's famous sprintcar posse. In every season between 2009 and 2012, when Wolfe concentrated on travelling with the national World of Outlaws series, he was placed in the top ten in final standings for the season. His record is impressive with a tenth (2009), eighth (2010), seventh (2011) and ninth (2012). He has previously raced in Australia and going back in the day, he was a part of the Outlaws Down Under contingent some years ago at Sydney's Parramatta City Raceway.
Meanwhile WSS organisers have also confirmed there will be at least ten contracted drivers for the 2019-2020 championship trail.
James McFadden, who this season took out the 360 Knoxville Sprintcar Nationals, is a four times WSS Champion and leads an impressive line-up. Four times Australian Sprintcar Champion Kerry Madsen will race for WA's Krikke Motorsport Team on the WSS trail, while other contracted drivers include Jason Pryde (WA), Jock Goodyer (Tasmania), Glenn Sutherland (SA) and Rusty Hickman (Victoria).
(ARTICLE BY DENNIS NEWLYN).