A blockbuster field of almost 50 Legend Cars will roll into Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway this Saturday night for the inaugural Speedway Legend Cars Australia Nationals.
The motorcycle-powered vehicles have been exploding in popularity over the last few seasons, competing in events at both speedway and circuit racing venues all over Australia, and this weekend marks the first occasion they will all come together to compete for national glory, in one thrilling evening of competition.
Picking a winner is a difficult task, with a number of regular front-runners entered for the event, including Mick Hebditch, Clinton McKenzie, Kyle Angel, Glenn Mitchell, Chris Peterson, Graham Keats, Glen Philpott and Liam Heaton.
Legend Cars Australia owner John Dennehy said it was outstanding to generate so much interest for the first running of the national title.
“Over the last few years, we’ve worked hard to build up the numbers in each state,” Dennehy said.
“A lot of people are travelling from interstate to be part of this Saturday night’s event, and it’s going to be a lot of fun for everyone!”
One of the unique features of Legend Cars is their adaptability between dirt and asphalt configuration, and Dennehy is hopeful a number of speedway regulars will convert their cars for circuit racing during the winter.
“We have a number of circuit racing events planned at the Wakefield Park and Winton tracks during the speedway off-season,” Dennehy said.
“It only takes a few hours to convert a car from one setup to the other, so we’re encouraging our speedway competitors to come and have a play on the asphalt.”
Gates at Valvoline Raceway open at 2pm this Saturday afternoon, with on-track action kicking off at 5:30pm. Stay tuned to the Speedway Legend Cars Australia Facebook page for updates throughout the evening!