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Enjoy some top racing this Summer in SA
They are big, they are loud, and they tear up the clay track like nobody's business, and they are back for their 28th season this summer. The Enzed World Series Sprintcars series is the premier sprintcar racing event for sprintcar drivers and spectators in Australia where good performances usually assist drivers in gaining entries to overseas events and series. With the crowd favourites back for another season, and extra activities for the families, this event has something for every one.

World Series Sprintcars
Powering through corners

For the unfamiliar, sprintcars are high-powered race cars designed primarily for the purpose of running on short oval or circular dirt or paved tracks. The sport is popular in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

In this 2014/15 season, South Australia plays host to four of the twelve rounds of the World Series. Commencing on Friday 26th December, the traditional Boxing Day season opener at Speedway City, Virginia, is sure to be the perfect tonic after the Christmas Day festivities, and a great place to take kids during their summer holidays.

World Series Sprintcars
World Series Sprintcars

Following the Boxing Day event, the drivers and crew pack all their gear in to their trucks and head down the freeway to the tight Murray Bridge circuit for a night of tight oval racing on Saturday 27th December.

World Series Sprintcars
Murray Bridge at Night

And while still in South Australia (just), the drivers then keep heading further east to Bordertown, and hit that country track on the night of Sunday 28th December for round three of the Series.

World Series Sprintcars
World Series Sprintcars

After a few rounds in Victoria and Queensland, the drivers return to Murray Bridge Speedway for Round eight of the series on Friday 30th January. After this final South Australian round, the drivers and crew head to Western Australia for the final four rounds of the series with the final round (round 12) being at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday 21st February.

World Series Sprintcars
Murray Bridge Crowd

Contracted drivers for this summer season include 8 time world series champion Brooke Tatnell competing in his 23rd world series, current Australian champion David Murcott, Darren Jensen, Dylan Jenkin and Daniel Harding amongst others. The overseas drivers are yet to be announced, but with 3 or 4 Americans joining in the fun, the global rivalry ignites as drivers chase the ultimate Australian sprintcar trophy.

World Series Sprintcars
Overtaking Manoeuvres

Qualifying usually starts each night at 6pm, with full racing heats soon after from 7pm. Drivers compete in three heats, and accumulate points over the night which culminates in a top-ten shootout and the final 30-35 lap marathon that tests the mental and physical abilities of drivers, and the sound, vision and smell senses of the spectators.

World Series Sprintcars
Race Start

With additional and different support events at each race meeting, and several large video replay screens there is plenty for everyone to see. An entrance fee of around $25 per adult provides access to each venue, with separate amounts payable for food and drink.

For further details on the World Series Sprintcars, refer to their website or facebook page. Further details are available from the Virginia Speedway City website, Murray Bridge Speedway website or the Bordertown Tolmer Speedway facebook page.
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Why? Big and Loud and Fun
When: 26-28 December, 30 January
Where: Supple Road, Virginia, South Australia
Cost: Around $25 for adults
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This would be a great event to bring our dads and brothers along to!
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