Speedway fans can look forward to a big program

Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Jamie Veal in action during the 2018 Krikke Boys Shootout. There will be plenty of action at the Make Smoking History Bunbury Speedway.Picture: Richard Hathaway
Camera IconJamie Veal in action during the 2018 Krikke Boys Shootout. There will be plenty of action at the Make Smoking History Bunbury Speedway.Picture: Richard Hathaway

The dust may have just settled for many winter sports, but you can be sure it will be well and truly flying at the Make Smoking History Bunbury Speedway over the coming months.

Motorsport enthusiasts are encouraged to get along to next Saturday’s annual test and tune, where some of the region’s finest drivers will be preparing for another arduous campaign, with only victory on their minds.

One man who knows how critical this time of year can be is Bunbury speedway icon, Ron Krikke.

Krikke, who prided himself on attention to detail during his successful career as a driver, believes comprehensive preparation can go a long way towards having a successful season.

“It is probably the most important part because you want to hit the track running as quick as you possibly can,” he said.

“So you need to have your mechanical stuff in order, your spare parts infantry needs to be all good, as you do not want to be waiting on parts.

“Your motors need to be all ready to go and your team also needs to be ready physically and mentally.”

The 2019-20 season kicks off on October 26, with the Bunbury Auto 1 Junior Sedan Gold Cup headlining an impressive program.

Following the success of last season’s New Year’s Day meeting, Bunbury will host round three of the USA v WA Speedweek series.

With a number of Australian drivers across all categories having spent the winter months racing over in the US, they should enter the series with plenty of momentum.

And in another massive coup for South West fans, popular American driver Harli White has confirmed she will again race Down Under and will be keen to build on her results from last season.

With an emphasis on promoting a family-friendly environment, speedway insiders believe this campaign will be unforgettable.

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