The opening round of the inaugural Five Crown Speedcar Series kicks off this coming Saturday night at Westline Speedway, Whyalla SA; with $2,500 on the nose and the first opportunity for Speedcar competitors to lock in points towards the $10,000 Five Crown Series Prizepool!
Yes, up for grabs is a bonus $10,000 prize pool that will be allocated between the top five drivers that accumulate the most points after all five Speedcar state titles this season! Competitors can elect to run as many shows as they choose, requiring competition at only one round to be eligible.
This incentive, added to the minimum $9,000 prizepool this week (16 cars; increases with nominations) and bonus prizes including cash and tyres; is a great drawcard for some of Australia's best to hit the road.
"It has been a business plan of mine for some years to get the prestige back into the state title at a national level" explained Speedcars Australia Inc Secretary Michael Harders. "I believed with the right help from Speedcars Australia and Speedway Australia it could happen, and here it is this season!".
Five Crown Series rounds include the follwing State Title dates:
RD 1 - 12 DEC 2015 (Sat): 66th SA SPEEDCAR CHAMPIONSHIP - Westline Speedway, Whyalla SA
RD2 - 19 DEC 2015 (Sat): QLD SPEEDCAR CHAMPIONSHIP - Bundaberg Speedway, QLD
RD3 - 09 JAN 2016 (Sat): WA SPEEDCAR CHAMPIONSHIP - Bunbury Speedway, WA
RD4 - 27 FEB 2016 (Sat): Victorian Speedcar Championship - Premier Speedway Warrnambool, VIC
RD5 - 12 MAR 2016 (Sat): NSW SPEEDCAR CHAMPIONSHIP - Valvoline Raceway, NSW
Nominations for round one, being the 66th South Australian Speedcar Championship at Westline Speedway Whyalla, SA are currently open and being taken online here - http://www.saspeedcars.com/#!nominate/c196l. No nomination fees apply and a limited amount of tow money is on offer thanks to SA Speedcars and Westline Speedway - contact SA Speedcars for information on 0419 352 231 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominate ASAP to avoid missing out on your chance to lock in important series points!