It has been a massive off season for the LMRWA and after a lot of hard work the committee are proud tonight to reveal a calendar that includes a total of nineteen nights of action, one more than last year, at five tracks throughout Western Australia.
These nineteen nights will include the fourteen round Pro Dirt Series which will be decided over the entire season as well as the four rounds of the USA Tour which again punctuate the middle of the season.
As has been the case for a number of seasons now, the on track action will all begin again at Ellenbrook Speedway for the Ray Tulk Memorial. Always a big event, this year promises to be better than ever and with a number of rain outs in the Winter months for the Forma-Tel Winter Development Series that had been scheduled to be at the track, drivers will be chomping at the bit to get back underway come October 13th.
Also a mainstay on the Late Model calendar is the Perth Motorplex, 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 27th of October, the first of thirteen nights of action at the venue.
We return to the Perth Motorplex on the 3rd of November with the next four shows also being held at the venue including the annual King of Kwinana, John Day Classic and Christmas Cup shows all set to farewell 2018.
Into the New Year and things immediately step it up a notch with the two night, third annual, Late Model Nationals, proudly supported by Di Candilo Steel City. This two night show, this year on Wednesday the 9th and Saturday the 12th of January will once again also encompass the opening two rounds of the USA Tour, with round three being held at Make Smoking History Collie Speedway on Friday the 18th of January and then the final round the following night at Make Smoking History Bunbury Speedway. Stay tuned for more exciting details on this tour in the coming weeks.
After about a month’s break from racing at the conclusion of the USA Tour, there is a one night, non Pro Dirt Series points show at the Motorplex on the 9th of February, but with points still on the line for the Motorplex Track Championship it will be an important one, while we then take another short break in WA to allow drivers the chance to compete at Valvoline Raceway in New South Wales for the right to be Australia #1.
Back home and round eight of the Pro Dirt Series will be decided at the Perth Motorplex on the 23rd of February while we will once again we make the short trip down the highway to Bunbury Speedway for both nights of the Krikke Boys Shootout across the March long weekend.
The racing really kicks it up another notch from here, with racing a fortnight later back at the Motorplex, this time for the biggest paying show of the season; the 50 lap, $5000 to win Late Model Topless Show, proudly presented once again by John Di Candilo and the team from Di Candilo Steel City.
A short trip to Manjimup Speedway the following weekend is next, before again we return to the Motorplex another week later, this time for the WA State Title on the 30th of March, bringing to a close three weekends in a row of massive events.
The season will then all come to a close a few weeks later at the Motorplex with the Gold Cup Grand Final on the 13th of April.
It is expected to be yet another huge season of racing for Late Models in Western Australia, building on the success of last season and as we continue to move forward we would love to see as many people as possible at each and every one of our rounds to see the exciting thunder and lightning division of speedway hit the track once again and have you all on the edge of your seats!