Shark Bay Speedway – Limited Sprintcar Far Westerns – July 8

All Images: Peter Roebuck
Words: Paul Griffin

Check out the pistons on top of the support posts !!

Check out the pistons on top of the support posts !!

Well you can’t keep a good man down!

After taking out Speedway Australia’s Photographer of The Year a few short weeks back and realising that the WA Sprintcar scene was in winter hibernation, Peter Roebuck just had to fulfil his lust for those things with wings.

Peter sniffed out that the 30th Annual Far Westerns were on for Limited Sprintcars last Saturday night at picturesque Shark Bay – nearly 1000 km away from where Peter lives !!

So what does a man do ??

The distance doesn’t phase Peter and he jumps in the car with all his camera gear (hidden mind you), telling his wife that they are going take a short break to visit the North Western aspects of WA and see the famous dolphins at Shark Bay……something she has always wanted to do.

Peter gets an early start on the Friday, makes the 1000km haul, arrives in Shark Bay and heads straight to the dolphins.

The dolphins are there in all their glory and his wife is very very happy !!

zz01And then with the dolphin business all done and out of the way, “Peter just happens to realisesomething ……that the next day there is a Sprintcar race in town – the Limited Sprintcar Far Westerns !!

BOY ! How lucky can you be – or perhaps it was engineered that way???

We think the latter !

Good call Peter !!  ………..  you cheeky bugger !

 

Current WA Limited Sprintcar Champion Brett Barndon ended up storming to victory with a few close shaves along the way.

…………and here are some of his shots from last Saturday at the tight little coastal bullring – Shark Bay Speedway!!!!

Brett Barndon

Brett Barndon celebrates his victory with a donut

Brett Barndon

WA1 Brett Barndon hikes the left front

26 Glen Dickinson

#26 Glen Dickinson spins as the then current WA Limited Sprintcar Champion Brett Barndon slips past

Robert Garraway (18) rubs wheels with Brendon Dickinson (44)

Robert Garraway (18) rubs wheels with Brendon Dickinson (44)

Ross Atkinson

Ross Atkinson (96) leads Brendon Dickinson (44)

Matt Davis #66 in action

Matt Davis #66 in action

Brett Barndon

Brett Barndon heads for the wall

Barndon

Barndon ended up kissing the wall and avoided major damage

Glen Dickinson

Glen Dickinson (26) runs wheel to wheel with Brendon Dickinson (44)

Tahni Doble

Tahni Doble (42) on the inside of Glen Dickinson (26)

Tahni Doble

Tahni Doble (42) continues to apply pressure on the inside of Glen Dickinson (26)

Ross Atkinson

Ross Atkinson on the gas

Glen Dickinson (26) races with Mick Doble (40) and Robert Garraway (18)

Glen Dickinson (26) races with Mick Doble (40) and Robert Garraway (18)

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