A veteran of the Lightning Sprints class, Brett Davies has decided to embark on a new venture in the upcoming 2018-19 season, turning in his wings so to speak and making the move to Speedcars.
Initially joining the Litre Sprintcar ranks, which are now known as Lightning Sprints, in 1998, Davies spent the past two decades competing with the class, with his time being highlighted by winning a B Grade Club Championship, placing inside the top three in an A Grade Club Championship, and racking up a number of minor podium results in major events, including last season’s Gold Cup at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway, where he placed third.
Also becoming the NSW Club President in recent years, the 54-year-old racer was something of a stalwart for the Lightning Sprints class; however, looking to give himself a new challenge led him to make the move into Speedcars, purchasing the Esslinger-powered Spike from Western Australian-based racer Paul Robinson.
“There are so many great memories to take away from my two decades with Lightning Sprints, but I’m really looking forward to making the transition to Speedcars, which is going to be a huge challenge,” expressed Davies, from Weston in the Hunter Region of NSW.
“Speedcars are one of the elite classes in Australian Speedway, so the only way to learn and build up my consistency will be to do as much racing as possible throughout the next season. I have a lot of amazing support behind me, which will no doubt make a big difference to what I’m able to achieve.”
In addition to completing the full Valvoline Raceway schedule in the upcoming 2018-19 season, which includes the NSW Title on April 27, Davies, aboard his NSW # 50 Atlantic Oils supported Spike car, will also contest the Australian Grand Prix at Lismore Speedway on March 23.
Davies would like to thanks the following sponsors for their support throughout the upcoming 2018-19 season: Atlantic Oils, Weston Machine Shop, Trick Group of Companies, and Weston Smash Repairs. He would also like to give special thanks to his crew chief Scott Gillespie, his son Clayton, who will be stepping into Compact Speedcars this season, Peter Archer, Dean Meadows, Jaimie McKinlay and Steven Graham.