Warrnambool will host an expanded sprintcar bonanza with a second round of the World Series Sprintcars added to the 2018-19 Premier Speedway Club calendar.
The club will host its first WSS round on Saturday December 29, before the series heads to Avalon the next night and returns to Warrnambool on New Year’s Day.
Premier Speedway general manager David Mills said the extra round was a bonus.
“All in all we’re very excited about what’s in store for next season,” Mills said.
“We saw an opportunity on the Saturday night which we hope will be a win-win for the club, competitors and fans.
“We have worked with the other Victorian tracks, as well as keeping an eye on the dates of a majority of the major national events to give the competitors and race fans every chance to maximize their participation.
“All in all, given the parameters we work within, we are very pleased to be able to announce what we think is an exciting and action packed 2018-19 race calendar.”
Mills said he believed the benefits extended beyond the club.
He is confident hosting two WSS rounds will see the south-west, in particular Warrnambool, reap the rewards.
“We think it will create some bed nights that time of year,” Mills said.
“A lot of people already base themselves out of Warrnambool for the series then travel to Avalon.
“With a second round in Warrnambool there is a fair chance they will be based here for an extra night or two.”
Premier Speedway will also host other marquee events from November until April.
The action-packed calendar also includes the 47th South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, Easter Sprintcar Trail, Victorian Titles for both speedcars and sprintcars and the Wingless Sprint Australian Championship.