All Images – Peter Roebuck
Words – Paul Griffin
Whiteman Park, 1/2 and hour north of Perth CBD was the scene for a recent special get together and unveiling of a very decorated Sprintcar in Australian Speedway Racing.
The car was none other than Kendrick Racing’s 1993 372ci Gambler driven by the irrepressible Ron Krikke and has undergone a magnificent reno-makeover.
Affectionately known as the “Bunbury Bullet”, Ron Krikke drove a stunning race in the Kendrick owned and prepared Gambler in 1993 to take Title victory over NSW’s Garry Brazier and local WA driver Mark Wells.
Well its taken over three and a half years of long painstaking hours for Roy Carter and Sean Carren to bring this baby back to life.
…………And bring it back to life they did – right down to the finest of details.
The racecar thanks to Roy and Sean and a swag of helpers still is a magnificent example of the quality that WA turned out in the day. Much like recent years, WA has this uncanny ability and pool of dedicated experts to build wining racecars – racecars that are equal to the best in the world.
With a 372ci Aluminium Chev pulling 720 HP and a massive 680 ft.lb of torque, this little baby could take on the world and win. – ….and did !!!!!
It’s truly been a massive project and those associated with the car and the restoration spent a wonderful day at Whiteman park reminiscing, admiring and telling those Sprintcar tales we love to here.
Well done guys…take a bow.
She’s a ripper !!!!!!!!!!