Consistency drives Pestka to early lead in track title  

PREMIER Speedway is quickly becoming a happy hunting ground for emerging sprintcar driver Daniel Pestka.

Pestka has taken control of the Premier Speedway track championship after two nights of sprintcar racing this season.

The South Australian placed 11th on combined points in round six of the Sprintcar Racing Association of Victoria series, a twin feature at the Allansford track.

Premier Speedway general manager David Mills this week revealed the result, coupled with Pestka’s third place on November 24, took his track points tally to 195.

Defending SRA Victoria series champion Darren Mollenoyux is second with 190.

World Series Sprintcars (WSS) champion James McFadden and Luke Dillon — the overall points champion on Saturday night — are tied for third with 175.

The track championship continues when sprintcar drivers converge on Premier Speedway on New Year’s Day, for round five of the WSS.

Meanwhile, Americans Daryn Pittman, Bill Rose and Jason Johnson are among the latest additions to the field for the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic next month.

Pittman will drive the Aprile Motorsports NQ42 car,  while Rose will continue his association with Tasmanian car owner Robin Dawkins.

Johnson will represent Haynes Motorsport in the NQ47 car.

They are among 47 drivers committed for the 41st running of the Classic.

“We are excited about the early nominations, that is for sure,” Mills said.

“To have 47 committed to being here for the 41st Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic all points towards a final list of somewhere around 90-odd cars, I would suspect.

“I have had verbal confirmation of another couple of high-profile Americans that have given their word to being here at the end of January.

“So as soon as we have their nomination forms on hand we will announce them for all to see.”

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