Article Courtesy of Late Model Racing WA
Last season was absolutely massive for Late Models in Western Australia and this season is sure to be no different, with tonight’s official announcement of the 2017/18 Season Calendar.
The LMRWA are happy tonight to reveal a calendar that includes a total of eighteen nights of action at six tracks, including the fourteen round Pro Dirt Series which will be decided over the entire season. This year there will also be a new naming rights sponsor for the series which will be named in coming days, so stay tuned for that announcement.
Once again our on track action will all be beginning at Ellenbrook Speedway for the Ray Tulk Memorial. This has been the opening event on the calendar for a number of years now and with the recent rounds of the Forma-Tel Winter Development Series also being held there, drivers are certainly familiar with the venue and will be looking forward to get back on track on the 7th of October.
Also a mainstay on the Late Model calendar is the Perth Motoplex, with the bulk of past seasons racing being based at Australia’s premier track. This season will be no different, with the opening night of the season slated for the 28th of October, the first of twelve nights of action at the venue.
We return to the Perth Motorplex on the 4th of November before round four of the Pro Dirt Series is scheduled for Manjimup Speedway on the 11th of November, while the next three shows, all at the Kwinana venue, will include the King of Kwinana and Christmas Cup events.
Into the New Year and we really step it up a notch with the two night, second annual, Late Model Nationals, proudly supported by DiCandilo Steel City. This two night show, this year on Saturday and Sunday the 13th and 14th of January, will also encompass the opening rounds of the USA Tour. More details will be released on this always amazing event in coming weeks, but we can also confirm that round three will be held at QUIT Collie Speedway the following Friday, while the final night will be at Albany Speedway once again the night after.
We then take a short break from racing in the West to allow drivers the chance to compete at Murray Bridge in South Australia for the right to be Australia #1.
Back home and rounds eight and nine of the Pro Dirt Series will be decided at the Perth Motorplex on the 10th and 25th of February before once again we make the short trip down the highway to Bunbury Speedway, this time for two nights as part of the Krikke Boys Shootout.
A fortnight later and we are back at the Motorplex, this time for another two night show that will include the Silver Cup and the big one, the WA Late Model Title.
The season will then all come to a close a few weeks later at the Motoplex with Powerpalooza II on the 7th of April.
It is expected to be yet another huge season of racing for Late Models in Western Australia and with car numbers once again looking strong, we can all start to get excited to watch the thunder and lightning division of speedway hit the track once again!