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Eliason keen to deliver home victory for team as Sprintcar Speedweek heads to Bunbury

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Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Sprintcar Speedweek action returns to Bunbury on New Year's Day.
Camera IconSprintcar Speedweek action returns to Bunbury on New Year's Day. Credit: Bunbury Speedway Facebook page

South West motorsport enthusiasts are counting down the days until Sprintcar Speedweek action returns to the Make Smoking History Bunbury Speedway on Sunday.

A concept which pits WA’s finest drivers against quality American opposition, some races are bigger than others, especially from Bunbury-based teams Krikke and Diamond Bay Motorsport.

With the series well and truly up for grabs, all drivers will be keen to put their best foot forward — especially Cory Eliason, who holds a slender lead in the standings heading into round three.

Aside from retaining a series lead, the American would love to chalk up a home win for Diamond Bay Motorsport.

“They (the team) are from Bunbury, this is their race, what they are pumped for and they love it,” Eliason said.

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“I know when I came out in 2020, Bunbury was all they talked about. It raced good and I know it’s only about a 10-minute drive for them.”

Speedway Australia Speedweek standings (after round two): Cory Eliason 296 points, Tyler Courtney 294, Callum Williamson 280, James Inglis 278, Dayne Kingshott 276, David Priolo 274, Taylor Milling 262, Andrew Priolo 258, Daniel Harding 256, Matt Egel 254, Brock Zearfoss 254, Jason Kendrick 254, Jason Pryde 244, AJ Nash 240, Mitchell Wormall 240, Trent Pigdon 228, Bradley Maiolo 226, Ryan Lancaster 226, Robbie Farr 224, Matthew Cross 222, Kris Coyle 214, Chace Karpenko 174, Russell Taylor 166, Nathan Swan 164, Rusty Hickman 134, Jaydee Dack 114, Todd Davis, George Eaton, Darren Mewett, Myles Bolger 50.

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