NOWRA Speedway is primed and ready to host one of the most prestigious events on the national speedway calendar, the Australian Speedcar Grand Prix.
Tomorrow night the country’s best Speedcar drivers will race wheel to wheel on the quarter-mile bull-ring circuit for a title that was first awarded in 1938.
Throughout the 63 year history of the Australian Speedcar Grand Prix, some of the biggest names in the sport have walked away with the silver- ware.
Legendary American racer, A.J Foyt, has two wins to his name, while fellow countrymen Bob Tattersall (four wins) and Ron Tripp (three wins) head a long list of international drivers who have travelled down under for the event and beaten Australia’s best.
Saturday night’s event will be the second consecutive year the Albatross Road circuit has played host to the event and the Nowra track is perfectly suited to the rapid little compact Speedcars.
The 350kg purpose built race cars, formally known as midgets, produce a potent 370 horsepower from their highly tuned four cylinder engines, and require a great deal of skill and courage to drive at race winning pace.
Last year’s AGP champion Mark Brown, has announced he will be back to defend his title. The Sydney based racer is one of only three drivers to win the coveted crown three or more times. To once again stand on the top step of the podium Brown will need to beat a strong field of 23 drivers from around the country.
Supporting the Speedcars will be the exciting 1600 Sedans, Speedway Karts, Dwarf Cars and the awesome Litre Sprintcars.
A huge crowd of speedway fans are expected to start arriving early for the best vantage points. Gates open at 4pm and racing starts at 6pm.