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2017-18 WORLD SERIES SPRINTCARS SCHEDULE LOCKED IN

James McFadden reigning World Series Sprintcars champion - Photo: Geoff Rounds

James McFadden reigning World Series Sprintcars champion – Photo: Geoff Rounds

By GEOFF ROUNDS

THE MUCH-anticipated 31st running of World Series Sprintcars has been confirmed today with the release of the official 2017-18 schedule.

Speedway Australia has locked in 14 rounds and 15 nights for Australia’s toughest sprintcar series with some new additions to the championship.

Huge interest has surrounded the calendar of racing with 20 teams offered WSS contracts this week.

The final WSS contracted teams will be decided towards the end of next month.

A later than normal start to WSS, which doubles as opening night for Speedweek at Murray Bridge Speedway, who will host the first two rounds back-to-back from December 26.

Murray Bridge Speedway Track Manager Darren Shaddock is excited by the opportunity to host the opening round on Boxing Day.

“Logistically hosting two days of World Series is a mammoth task, but we are up for the job.” Shaddock said.

“We have secured local council support and planning is now in progress to cater for an influx of race-fans to Murray Bridge.”

New to the calendar is the return to Tasmania for three rounds of the competition that will make up the ‘Devil Swing.’

“The series return to the Apple Isle has been met with much local approval and we look forward to welcoming the largest contingent of Sprintcar teams to Tasmania that I can remember,” said Tasmanian promoter Guy Thompson.

The Australian Sprintcar Open at the Archerfield Speedway, the return to Attwel Park Speedway in Albany and the traditional WSS Grand Final at Perth Motorplex are just some of the blue-ribbon events, for WSS.

James McFadden during the previous World Series Sprintcars - Photo: Geoff Rounds

James McFadden during the previous World Series Sprintcars – Photo: Geoff Rounds

World Series Sprintcars 2017-18 schedule:

Murrays Machining and Sheds, Murray Bridge Speedway. Rd. 1 December 26
Murrays Machining and Sheds, Murray Bridge Speedway. Rd. 2 December 27
Borderline Speedway, Mt Gambier. Rd. 3 December 28
Avalon Raceway, Geelong. Rd. 4 December 30
Sungold Stadium Premier Speedway, Warrnambool. Rd. 5 January 1
Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway. Rd. 6 January 3
Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway. Rd. 7 January 5 & 6 – the Australian Sprintcar Open
Gulf Western Independent Oils Raceway, Latrobe. Rd. 8 February 2
Gulf Western Independent Oils Raceway, Latrobe. Rd. 9 February 3
Solo Hobart Speedway. Rd. 10 February 10
Attwel Park Speedway, Albany. Rd. 11 February 16
Quit Bunbury Speedway. Rd. 12 February 17
Perth Motorplex, Kwinana Beach. Rd.13 February 24
Perth Motorplex, Kwinana Beach. Rd. 14 February 25 – Grand Final.

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