Big names roll in for Sydney Speedway opener

Blake Skipper under acceleration at Sydney Speedway. Pic: Gary Reid

Blake Skipper under acceleration at Sydney Speedway. Pic: Gary Reid

American Kody Kinser heads an impressive list of entries at the Sydney Speedway (nee Parramatta) on October 5.

Kinser, part of the famous racing family from Bloomington, Indiana, will start his Australian season in Peter Bourke’s new Carline Automotive entry.

His uncle Steve Kinser is a 20-times World of Outlaws champion who has raced everything from IndyCars, NASCAR, IROC, 410ci winged sprints and Speedcars.

Steve told his nephew that spending a summer season at Parramatta was the best way to gain experience.

Young Kinser faces stiff competition from Valvoline’s Max Dumsney, Tasmanian Shaun Dobson, NT ace Jamie O’Neill and South Australian Trevor Green.

The red clay arena has been re-surfaced and drivers who ran the pre-season practice night had no trouble logging laps in the 11s bracket.

Sydney chief executive Mike Raymond has made some interesting changes to the Speedway and there are indications that a new naming rights sponsor will be announced for the track.

“I have always thought of this circuit as Parramatta Raceway, just as Eastern Creek, Oran Park and Liverpool City Raceway defined who and where they were,” Raymond said.

The Sydney Speedway action includes winged sprinters, late model sedans, AMCAs, a free-for-all brawl in the Demolition Derby and a fireworks spectacular.

The show starts at 7.00pm at the Speedway.

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