Words and Pics – Paul Griffin
Well the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is a distant memory in some people’s minds given that it was “Run & Won” back in January and there has been so much quality Blue Ribbon racing in Australia since the winner crossed the line – racing like the 2012 Aussie Title, a truckload of WSS racing and some pretty awesome local track racing.
For those attending the Warrnambool Classic though, this will be a categoric exception. With a memorable victory being taken by Australian “surprise sensation” Ian Loudoun over USA visitor Craig Dollansky, the events that were played out that night in “The Classic” Final will be indelibly etched in those spectator’s minds.
To listen to Ian Loudoun accept his 2012 Classic trophy and the $40K Winner’s cheque, click on this link:
…….. And to hear “The Crowd Pleaser” Craig Dollansky deliver his “Runner’s Up” speech and his humble acknowledgement of Ian Loudoun’s achievements, click on the following link:
It was a fabulous main event with Sydney’s Loudoun driving a superb and determined race, picking up the $40K winner’s cheque, while Craig Dollansky threw everything he had (and more) at the eventual winner. If you haven’t read the Torque Tube full report, click on the following link:
Update – Krikke Boys Shootout
This weekend sees the Aussie Blue Ribbon racing continue with the running of the Krikke Boys Shootout at Bunbury City Speedway in WA. Who will win ?
There are a swag of Aussie contenders and a school of American “Sharks” ready for the kill.
Torque Tube Media recognises that it will be a massive race as usual, and picking the winner will be virtually impossible.
Readers of Torque Tube media have left hundreds of comments asking for our prediction. That is a tough one to say the least! THANKS GUYS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THE ANSWER – Ryan Farrell will be very hard to beat as the race holds a significant sentimental value for him and he was sensational form at Bunbury a few weeks back for round 14 of WSS.
Swashbuckling David Priolo is also keen to build on his recent and stunning Kwinana Motorplex success. Don’t count him out.
BUT …….. if pushed ….. we have a feeling that America’s Shane Stewart, driving for Luch Monte in the Monte Motorsports #17 J&J will be pretty hard to beat. He’s our pick for the 2012 Krikke Boys providing the team gets the set-up somewhere near right.
Limited Sprintcars will support the main 410 Krikke Boys program and Torque Tube Media is aware of a very young (and new to sport) local WA Sprintcar Driver (16 years old in fact) making his Bunbury debut. As this article goes to post, this happy young chappy is busy fitting his brand new engine into his Cool chassis – and cop this…..the Cool is engraved #99. Brooke Tatnell took delivery of #100 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are trying to catch up with this ex “Dirt Track Go Karter” for a scoop interview. Watch this space later this week !