Murray Machining & Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway has released the 2012/13 Calendar with some exciting changes to both 410ci and 360ci Sprintcars, a host of State Title events and the return of Sidecars highlighting the season.
The traditional Opening Night will be held on October 6, with a large range of racing divisions again on show. No less than nine divisions will be on track, including hot lap sessions for both 410 and 360 Sprintcars. A Demolition Derby will also highlight the season opener rounding out the action packed night.
A fortnight later will see the 410 Sprintcars return for the opening South Australian Sprintcar event of the season, with the running of the Bill Wigzell Battle of the Bridge. The Middy’s Speedcar Series, Wingless Sprints and Lightning Sprints will also provide for a great open wheel night.
The Bill Wigzell Battle will be the first of three 410 Sprintcar events, with World Series Sprintcars again scheduled for December 27, and the MTA 40 Lap Sprintcar Marathon now moved to Sunday 10 March, the night after Australian Sprintcar Nationals at Speedway City. This will provide competitors with two high paying events in SA over the March long weekend.
The Ross Wright 360 Sprintcar Memorial has also been moved to April 20 – the anniversary of Ross’s passing. The Ross Wright Memorial will also become the biggest paying 360ci race in the Country, paying $6,000 to Win! The best 360 cars in the country are expected to nominate, while some 410ci teams may even slot in hired 360ci power plants between the chassis rails in order to compete.
The world’s best Sidecar competitors return with the running of a Sidecar Grand Slam round on Tuesday 1 January, following the very successful FIM World Sidecar Championship last November.
No less than five State Titles will be decided throughout the season, with two double header State Title meetings in January and February and the SA Super Sedan Title on Easter Saturday.
January 26 will feature sedans, with both Street Stocks and Modified Sedans competing for State supremacy, while open wheel fans can pencil in February 16 for the Speedcars and Lightning Sprints Titles.
The Tim Crouch Speedcar Memorial will again be conducted in early December, with the Formula 500 King of the Bridge programmed on the same night.
AMCA Nationals have a new event programmed for November 10 – a Twenty/Twenty event, in which two drivers will team up in each car, with each driving a heat and feature race. November 10 will also feature the Sedan Classes, including Super Sedans, Late Models, Modified Sedans, Street Stocks and Junior Sedans.
The National Super Sedan Series will hit town on January 12, with the best Super Sedan drivers in the country attending, while the 360 Sprintcar Allstars are slotted in for November 24.
The hugely successful Autopro $10,000 to Win Burnout Masters will again attract some exceptional burnout machines from as far as Sydney and Melbourne on February 9.
The National Vintage Classic is programmed for April 13.
Two Day Shows have been programmed, this time at either end of the season, rather than being the last events of the year. The first Day Show will be a pre-season event on September 30, with no track points on the line.
This will provide the perfect opportunity for teams to test their machines prior to the season opener the following week.
In addition to the pre-season Day Show ands sixteen other events will be the popular Thursday night ‘Racing & Roasts’ practice sessions held six times throughout the season.
A range of other events will be conducted throughout the season for all divisions, including the MJS Street Stock Series, Des James Lightning Sprints Memorial, and Murray Bridge Championships for Wingless Sprints and Formula 500’s to name a few.
The full calendar can be viewed by clicking on the following PDF link: http://murraybridgespeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Season-Calendar-2012.131.pdf