Words and images : Paul Griffin
Thursday 19th Jan 2017 : Time 5pm …. We have just arrived at Warrnambool – the beautiful seaside country town in Victoria Australia that hosts the Grand Annual Classic……the “Bathurst” of Sprintcar Racing, the INDY 500 of Sprintcar Racing and on and on you can go…… many say the Mecca of Australian Sprintcar racing – AND THEY ARE 100% CORRECT !
First Job – Go to Sungold Stadium – Premier Speedway, collect our media pass and have a “gander” at the track !
As usual Premier Speedway Manager David Mills and his hard working Team have the place looking like a Trillion Bucks – Well done guys, it looks superb.
Anyway, check out these preliminary images that represent the “calm before the GASC Storm” !
Hang on for the ride……..its going to be BIG !
Warrnambool’s Sungold Stadium – Premier Speedway is arguably the best track in the nation and ready to host 3 nights of fire breathing Sprintcars
Yep…..Get ready for 3 days of Blue Ribbon Racing at the Lucas Oil 2017 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic
Say no more —- We are here ready for “The Classic” !!
The East Wall of the Sungold Stadium VIP Room oozes history !!
The VIP Room Grand Annual Classic Honour Board —- every one of those names a legend in Sprintcar Racing
The calm before the storm – One of the many Merchandise Stores on the front straight is stocked and ready to “get thumped” with purchases over the weekend
Inner Sanctum : The Lucas Oil 2017 GASC Trophies await their deserved owners
“Hoot” the owl guards the main straight fast food facility when race patrons are not in the house
The Classic view of the “Sungold Stadium – Premier Speedway Race Hub”
Turn 4 – note the YELLOW catch fence pole to help signify the “Get on the Gas” point at the end of the rolling lap
David Mills and the Premier Speedway Sungold Stadium groundstaff have the venue looking the best it ever has – Good one guys !!!
Always Cool – The Premier Speedway Manager’s Vehicle – A great look !
The Victory Dias that will host the 2017 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Winner —- Who will it be ????
The all important Rescue Vehicle sits idle in the Premier Speedway Pits enclosure and is ready to assist for the 3 day program
The sign that greets us each year – “The Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic 2017” is just one day away
Sam Walsh from NSW is one of over 110 competitors that is going to battle it out over the weekend for the Lucas Oils 2017 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic
Warrnambool not only offers the best Sprintcar Race in Australia, but awesome scenery, food and water activities as well – you simply can’t beat it !