Big field for Easter Sprintcar Trail round at Premier Speedway

A BUMPER field will contest the final Premier Speedway meeting of the season on Sunday.

Big names Max Dumesny, Trevor Green and Steven Lines head more than 50 entries for the third and final night of the Easter Sprintcar Trail at Allansford.

Premier Speedway general manager David Mills said he was confident the quality field would attract speedway enthusiasts and that a fireworks display would encourage those unfamiliar with the sport to attend. 

“It is the last meeting of the season so we’re hoping to have a successful one because we’ve had our share of bad weather this season,” he said.

“There is a good field of cars. With the North Easter Trail in Queensland guys have the opportunity to pick and choose but to have 60 cars and the likes of Max Dumesny, Trevor Green and Steven Lines competing (is great).”

The Easter Sprintcar Trail starts at Avalon Raceway on Friday night and moves to Mount Gambier’s Borderline Raceway on Saturday night. 

Avalon has attracted 58 nominations for opening night and the bulk of those cars are expected to compete at Premier Speedway.

Defending Easter Trail champion Daniel Pestka will return to defend his aggregate crown, while reigning round winners Green, Lines and Dumesny will push their cases.

Grant Anderson, Matt Egel, Jeremy Cross and Jackson Delamont, who has emerged from a season on the road with World Series Sprintcar a more rounded competitor, have also nominated. 

Shaun Dobson, Brett Milburn, John Vogels, Jack Lee, Matt Dumesny, Darren Mollenoyux are others vying for top honours.

The Chassis Sprintcar Track Championship will also be decided at Allansford on Sunday night.

A weather-affected season ensured competition was tight. James McFadden leads the way on 375 points but will not compete on Sunday.

Green and Jamie Veal are tied on 295 points. Veal is a doubtful starter after car trouble in Sydney last week. 

Green needs 80 points, which equates to seventh or better in the A main, to catch or surpass McFadden.

A round win or a second place result could catapult Mollenoyux to track champion status on Sunday night, while should either Green or Mollenoyux fail to secure the desired result, an Easter Trail round win could also propel Shaun Dobson to a track championship win. Super rods will also race on Sunday. 

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