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MONTH OF MONEY BEGINS


By Geoff Rounds
TODAY starts the biggest two weeks in Australian sprintcar racing.

Avalon Raceway tonight hosts the annual Presidents Cup and starts eight days of action I n the next 11 days hosting 162 different drivers.
In between will be the Kings Challenge at Borderline Speedway, Mount Gambier, to be held tomorrow night while the 45th running of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is set down from this Friday for three nights finishing on Sunday evening at Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

At Avalon former national champion James McFadden will be again keen to become President for the year after last year leaving Brooke Tatnell and USA star Kyle Hirst in his wake.

Reigning Australian sprintcar champion Kerry Madsen will look to make it three straight Kings Challenge wins and hometown hero Jamie Veal aims for consecutive Classic wins.
Australia Day could not be any bigger with 100-plus cars descending on Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway for the 55th Australian Sprintcar Championship for three nights of furious action.

Once again it will be the current Australian Champion in Kerry Madsen looking to defend his title at his home track, and grab his third title.
In the 54 times the title has been held so far NSW has boasted an incredible 36 victories – that’s four times as many as the next best state of Victoria with nine wins.