START your engines, the Redline Raceway speedway season is almost here.
Redline president Mick Purdie said the track was in great condition ahead of the November 23 start.
“We have one of the fastest tracks in the country, but we have to make sure it doesn’t get too quick,” Purdie said.
“We’ve had a few practices, we’ve increased the pits size and had some pretty big race meetings.
Purdie expects crowds will attend in hundreds to witness a nail-biting season.
“South Australia’s Kim Cothrell will be chased hotly this year by Ballarat’s Tony Wilson and Bacchus Marsch Danny Amato in the V8 competition,” Purdie said.
“To hear the roar of a V8 getting tortured around Redline is unbelievable, the way they (drivers) can control the cars with the power to weight ratio; it’s incredible.”
The president said the track has been used frequently during the off-season for drivers ensuring their vehicles will be in good shape before the first race.
“Tthey can get in to the car knowing it is reliable, let’s them get the gremlins out of the cars early,” he said.
Purdie said that construction had begun on 14 x 10-metre shed to accommodate new clubrooms accompanied by new scrutineering bays.