Manders to pounce with brothers away

Mitchell WoodcockSouth Western Times
Kaiden Manders
Camera IconKaiden Manders

Perth 360 sprintcar driver Kaiden Manders is hoping the absence of Bunbury brothers Daniel and Michael Keen on Saturday night at the QUIT Bunbury Speedway will help him extend his 360 Sprintcar Power Series lead.

Manders will be one of the drivers to watch at the Sprintcar All-Stars event, which will feature 360, limited and wingless sprintcars as well as stock bikes.

Daniel Keen has been in hot form, winning the past three 360 feature races and now sits in third place for the series, behind his younger brother Michael and Manders.

But a trip to the East Coast will stop the Keen brothers from applying the pressure on series leader Manders, just two weeks away from the State Title meet in Collie.

Manders said he hoped to take advantage in the absence of the in-form Bunbury brothers.

“I would like them to be there as they are good competition and tough, clean drivers,” he said.

“But without them it is going to be a good opportunity.

“Hopefully I can get a win this weekend and take off some of that pressure that the Keen brothers have been applying lately.”

Manders said he was pleased with his form this season, but wanted to get more wins to seal the series.

“I am lucky to have a good owner and crew chief who help me out a lot,” he said.

“I still have a lot to learn though and I want to get some more wins on the board.”

The Sprintcar All-Stars meet is on at the QUIT Bunbury Speedway this Saturday night, with gates to open at 4pm and racing from 6pm.

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