Multiple Golden Guitar and CMC Entertainer of the Year winning recording artist Adam Brand is coming to Murray Bridge from Thursday of this week as a special guest at the 2018 Australian Speedcar Championship to be held at Murray Machining & Sheds Speedway.
Brand, a self confessed Speedway die-hard who grew up watching his heroes race at Claremont Speedway before launching his own racing aspirations in Quarter Midgets in his native West Australia, arrives at ‘the Bridge’ Thursday afternoon.
The flying visit, in which he will make three public appearances across Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, has been made possible by several Murray Bridge businesses and individuals keen to see the revered rev-head and recording artist spend some time in town and at the Speedway.
“I have a passion for Speedway and Speedcars in particular,” Brand admitted this week, “so when I heard that the Australian Championship was on in Murray Bridge I did everything I could to clear my schedule. I’m grateful to everyone who has contributed to me getting here and I can’t wait to see some great racing and catch up with some friends and fans.”
Brand will fly in from his Gold Coast home base to perform a short acoustic performance after an intimate question and answer session at the Speedcar Title Calcutta Presentation dinner on the Thursday night – it’s on this night he’ll also be taking part in an activity close to his heart. Burning rubber.
Local Earthmoving identity Kym Whitrow from Whity’s Earthworks has a tyre-shredding giant Kenworth prime mover that does burnouts better than any vehicle Brand has ever raced (and there have been many he’s driven in both circuit racing and Speedway competition) that Whity is handing to Brand ‘for some skids’.
It’s also hoped that the multiple award winning singer can get behind the wheel of a Speedway vehicle or two in the revised practice session for Friday afternoon - TBC.
He will also sing the National Anthem to kick off the Australian title final night on Saturday.
“Speedway is my passion and it has been since I was a little kid,” Brand explains, “and this Speedcar title has some of the best Aussies, New Zealanders and American racers in the world. I can’t wait to get there Thursday and soak it all up.”
Adam Brand appears courtesy of (in no particular order):
• Murray Machining & Sheds
• Whitys Earthworks
• Farm Fresh Market
* LMC Products
• Knights Party Hire
• Blenks Automotive and Performance Repco
• Daishsat Pty Ltd
• Cox Electrical
• Southern Steel
• RS Nance
• Lower Murray Timber
• Murdoch Insurance Brokers
• Lower Murray Grit Blasting
Any other companies/individuals that would like to become a part of the Adam Brand Speedway Tour of Murray Bridge please contact 0428 187 850.