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12 July, 2021

Sprint cars run into Mareeba

THE Mareeba Speedway will kickstart their second race of their season this Saturday by introducing sprint cars for the first time in the 2021 season.

By Rhys Thomas

The Mareeba Speedway will be bringing sprint cars onto the track for the first time in their 2021 season this coming Saturday.

THE Mareeba Speedway will kickstart their second race of their season this Saturday by introducing sprint cars for the first time in the 2021 season. 

With a newly redesigned, recut and resurfaced track both the drivers and spectators alike can expect a hot contest like no other. 

Mareeba Speedway President Zack Howell said that he is looking forward to seeing how the cars perform on their new surface track. 

“These sprint cars we have a feeling are going to be fast,” he said. 

“With this new clay surface and the way the tracks done we are going to see some very fast driving. 

“A fair few drivers have got something to prove and they are going to be driving like it.” 

One of the drivers who will be behind the wheel of one of these small speed machines in Wes Jenkins. 

Wes has been racing for six years with two of those behind the wheel of the 600hp 600kg sprint cars. 

“It’s always been a bucket list thing for me to drive a sprint car,” he said.

“Mareeba is my favourite track with the kind of speeds you get up to. 

“I cannot wait for the meet on the weekend.” 

Gates open at 3pm with food and drinks on sale. Visit the Mareeba Speedway Facebook for page for more information.


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