Some of the country’s fastest Modified Sedans are expected to converge on Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway on Saturday night June 10 for the inaugural 2017 Winterslam.
Initial interest in the event has already been exciting with the potential for a crack field including QLD, NSW, SA and Victorian cars for the one-night-only affair.
“Modified Sedan is tremendous,” says VR PR Manager Wade Aunger, “the racing they have provided this season at our sister venues Murray Machining & Sheds Speedway (Murray Bridge) and Hi-Tec Oils Speedway (Toowoomba) has been fantastic and we can’t wait to see them run here in Sydney.”
Former multi-time Australian champion Peter Lack has always maintained that the Parramatta venue is perfect for Modified Sedans.
“Peter and I began talking about this event a year ago and his eyes lit up when I mentioned it. He knows how good the class is and told me that he believes the racing at a place like Parramatta would be amazing. I have to agree. I think we’ll have some great teams here and we hope we can build this into an annual event,” says Aunger.
Drivers wishing to enter the event should email John Gore at [email protected]
or Alan Edwards at [email protected]
for nomination forms and more information on the $8,000 event.
The June 10 affair will also feature the biggest Sydney event for the Wingless Sprints with the 50-lapper expected to attract a crack field of NSW stars and also a smattering of interstate teams.
Former NSW#1 Jason Bates currently leads the NSW Wingless Sprint Championship and he’s expecting some stiff competition.
“I think we’ll have the current Aussie champ Joel Chadwick here plus I’d expect some cars from Queensland, South Australia and possibly Victoria as well. There’s a lot of interstate interest in this particularly now that the Aussie title will be held in Sydney next season.”
Wingless Sprint racing at Parramatta is hectic to say the least with fields regularly exceeding the 50 car mark and exceptionally intense heat race and main event action.
“It’s a challenge to win a heat here let alone a 30-lap main event so I can’t imaging how tough it will be to come out on top over 50 laps,” says Bates, “this will be a brilliant way to wrap up the season and the NSW Championship points.”
Also on the program will be the return of the Junior Sedans and the Winterslam Demolition Derby.
Action is scheduled to start at 5pm on Saturday, June 10.
More information will be released shortly…