The Ken Willsher Classic (KWC) is back and legendary United States Micro Sprint racer Stan Yockey is the first driver to confirm his participation in this year's race on Anzac Day.
The inaugural tribute event, to Ken who passed away in 2018, was washed out before the A-main in 2019.
The Willsher family has decided to bring it back to get a full schedule complete this year at Laang Speedway.
Yockey, who lives in California, will race for the Mount Gambier-based Mansell Motorsport.
"I was set to compete during the Christmas period in Australia but there was a delay in shipping cars so we were forced to cancel that trip," Yockey said.
"It was an easy decision to transfer flights to allow me to return down under to contest the Ken Willsher Classic again in April and I know I'm not the only person that's hoping that this time we can finish the meeting."
Yockey, who has more than 250 A-main wins to his name, won the B-main last year and had a spot in feature race.
"I wouldn't be coming if I didn't think I could do well and be a chance to win the race," he said.
"More than that, the Ken Willsher Classic is clearly one of Australia's biggest Micro (Formula 500) races and I'm privileged to be a part of it and I'm looking forward to getting back there in April."
Ken's daughter Kylie Willsher said it was a major coup for this year's event.
"It's pretty huge that he's coming over just for one race meeting," she told The Standard.
"It's really special and the family are happy to have him."
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