Sprintcar brothers step into form

Mitchell WoodcockSouth Western Times
Bunbury 360 sprintcar driver Daniel Keen continued his solid form with another win on Friday night at the Perth Motorplex.
Camera IconBunbury 360 sprintcar driver Daniel Keen continued his solid form with another win on Friday night at the Perth Motorplex. Credit: Richard Hathaway

Bunbury 360 sprintcar driver Daniel Keen is in the form of his short career, winning yet another feature race at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Keen has won three consecutive 360 feature races to put himself third on the series points table, behind his second-placed younger brother Michael.

Keen said he was a lot more confident behind the wheel this season and was working hard to improve.

“We have a new crew chief and he is more of a mentor than anything,” he said.

“I have been flat out trying to work on my fitness and the chief has been working on my mental fitness.

“I have a lot more confidence behind the wheel now.”

Daniel Keen hits the straight at the Perth Motorplex on his way to a win on Friday night.
Camera IconDaniel Keen hits the straight at the Perth Motorplex on his way to a win on Friday night. Credit: Richard Hathaway

The brothers could drop down the points table after this weekend, with the pair to miss the meet in Bunbury because of a trip to the Eastern States.

They will next race in Esperance on January 27, before the State Championships in Collie a week later.

Daniel Keen said he wanted to take the State title off his brother.

The 23-year-old admitted there was always a rivalry between the two, whether it be in the 360s, wingless or in the sprintcar features.

Nominations are starting to mount for this weekend’s Sprintcar AllStars event at Quit Bunbury Speedway over five divisions.

A field of 360 Sprintcars, Limited Sprints, Wingless Sprints, Super Modifieds and Stock Bikes will entertain the crowd.

Speedway promotions manager Andrew Roberts said it was great to see such an array of divisions for the event.

“We have to foster and develop the sport on all facets, hence the reason for so many different classes here this weekend,” he said.

“Variety for the crowd will be top notch.”

Gates will open at 4pm, with racing starting at 6pm.

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