A star studded line-up of 410 Sprintcars will compete at Avalon Raceway in the annual Sprintcar Fireball Derby, backed by the Junior Formula 500 Speedweek, Thursday, December 30
Fresh out of the USA and straight back into full time racing in Australia, the W17 of James McFadden will touch down on Avalon Clay for the first time this season.
Californian Carson Macedo will drive the Sean Dyson N99 as he embarks on another Australian visit. This team is rarely seen moving slow, so Team Dyson and Macedo will be an imminent force to be reckoned with in the Derby.
Corey Mccullagh was on a mission from the first drop of the flags at his last appearance in the Christmas Cup at Avalon and he will be determined to get amongst the major placings.
After a monumental roll-over at Avalon Raceway during the Gold Cup, the T7 of Tim Hutchins is currently locked in to make the show. With a never say die attitude, this Tasmanian will be out for one epic return.
Daniel Pestka has driven into his career best form, shaping up to the big guns of the sport with fierce intent so his winning chances cannot be discounted.
Grant Anderson has been electric in recent weeks, always managing a good result at Avalon, The Gun will be one to watch.
Among other competitors locked in to do battle are Callum Walker, Brett Milburn, Jordyn Charge and Rusty Hickman.
The Junior Formula 500 class is a tight group fronted by teams mainly out of Victoria and NSW where the Junior 500s are most represented.
Among the Victorian contingent Tyler Maggs has been a figure of the Junior 500 class since his first run. The V24 is already a respected and revered car and ultra competitive.
Zoe Pearce has decades of speedway experience behind her, which pole vaults the V67 into a league truly of her own when contesting at Avalon Raceway the Formula 500 Speedweek.
Dakota Luckett, Jett Hart, Rusty Ponting and more have been carving their teeth fast since joining the 500 ranks.
The New South Wales drivers putting in the travelling distance will be looking for the home state upset.
Among them, Kobi Wright, Blaxx Caton, Ky Young, Max Bevan, Riley Simpson and Mitch Saunderson all shape up to the Victorians for the state based Junior Formula 500 Speedweek series.
Action on track from 530pm with Gates Open at 3pm, this Thursday night, Avalon Raceway, Lara, Victoria.
SPRINTCAR FIREBALL DERBY ENTRIES:
Adam King V48, Andrew Hughes V28, Bobby Daly V8, Brendan Quinn S14,
Brett Milburn V68, Brett Smith V39, Callum Walker Q33, Cameron Waters V6,
Carson Macedo N99, Corey McCullagh V90, Daniel Burleigh V58, Daniel Pestka S27,
Darren Mollenoyux V3, Darryl Atkinson VA37, David Aldersley V6,
David Donegan VA75, David Murcott S97, Dennis Jones V17, Domain Ramsay V2,
Eddie Lumbar N36, Grant Anderson V37, Grant Stansfield VA88
Harrison Swan VA57, Jake Smith V72, James McFadden W17, Jamie Veal V25,
Jordyn Charge V60, Kevin M Reeves V63, Luke Thomas N15, Luke Weel NT27,
Marcus Dumesny N47, Marcus Green V71, Mark Carlin VA12
Marlin Carrigan Walsh VA72, Matt Swan VA73, Matthew Reed V92, Mitchell Smith V75,
Paul Solomon V7, Peter Doukas V98, Rhys Baxter VA81, Rusty Hickman V88,
Stephen Spark V32, Steven Lines V45, Tate Frost T62, Terry Rankin VA22
Tim Hutchins T7, Tim Van Ginneken V44, Troy Hose V57, Warrick Taylor VA33.
JUNIOR FORMULA 500 SPEEDWEEK
Mitch Saunderson G3, Cooper Norman N49, Dakota Luckett V11
Ashton Rodriguez V30, Blaxx Caton N43, Kobi Wright N78, Tyler Maggs V24,
Koby O’Shannassy V60, Jett Hart V98, Ky Young N38, Max Bevan N68,
Rusty Ponting V20, Chevette Muir V43, Zoe Pearce V67, Riley Simpson N65,
Maddox Gibbs V78, Caleb Langdon V64.