A New Deal for WA Sprintcar Racing

Tuesday June 10, 2014. | Darren ODea |

A NEW deal has been struck between the Sprintcar Entrants Group and the Sprintcar Association of Western Australia to make racing more affordable on the west coast.

The fee to join the SEG has been reduced by $1000 and will be collected in conjunction with the SAWA fees that have also been reduced by $100.

All drivers who join the Sprintcar Association of WA with full 410 membership will automatically be included in the SEG competition.

The cost of left and right rear Hoosier tyres (the control tyre for the AHG Sprintcar Series) will also be less.

The preferential starting positions for feature rounds in the AHG series have been abolished.

SEG chairman Geoff Kendrick was excited about the arrangement that has been agreed to by both organisations and thanked SAWA for helping to broker the deal.

“We have been looking for some time to make it easier for the competitor and this will go a long way to achieving that,” Kendrick said.

“By the two organisations working closely together we will have more unity in the sport and hopefully give us a better future.”

Kendrick said the payouts at the end-of-season award night from next season would be adjusted with payouts only going to the top 12 competitors, rather than going all the way down the line.

“In the future we will also announce some changes to the format of the AHG Sprintcar Series and a few other changes.”

SAWA president Kent Roberts was also excited about the new agreement and said it was something he was keen to pursue since he became president three years ago.

“This decision will make racing more achievable for all competitors,” Roberts said.

“One of my big things is looking after guys who are not in the top 10 as they are an important part of the WA sprintcar landscape.

“Hopefully this decision will make racing more affordable and enjoyable and create an even better atmosphere at all rounds.

Roberts said removing the preferential starting in feature races would be “a good thing” for drivers who won’t contest all AHG Series rounds as they will still be part of the high-profile show

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