Having spent the past season concentrating on his Compact Speedcar campaign, the 2018-19 season has now seen Ayden Elliott make a return to the 410 Sprintcars class, following an opportunity provided to him by car owner Ian Saville.
Initially making his 410 Sprintcar debut in the 2016-17 season with family friends Peter and Kerry Bourke, who offered him the driver’s seat aboard their NSW # 69 Maxim, the opportunity was a dream come true for Elliott, who is pleased to continue his Sprintcar venture in 2018-19 season.
Teaming up with Saville, who throughout the 1980s and ‘90s was a leading Speedcar racer and whose son Glen is a well-respected Sprintcar racer both here and in America, off the back of the pair getting to know each other in Compact Speedcars while Saville was working on Elliott’s suspension, the 22-year-old racer has already contested three race meetings aboard the NSW # 75 Hi-Tech Homes supported J&J machine, showing promising signs.
“It’s really great to get back into Sprintcars and I can’t thank Ian enough for giving me the opportunity,” commented the Narellan, NSW resident.
“I’m starting to re-familiarise myself with the class after a season in Compact Speedcars and having a guy like Ian on the team is really making a big difference. I’ve learning a lot from his experience and knowledge and his guidance is invaluable.”
Running selected 410 Sprintcars race meetings this season, Elliott’s plan is to build as much on his consistency as possible in order to qualify for feature races on a regular basis. He will also be dabbling in Compact Speedcars throughout the season, having recently picked up a third-place finish Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway.
For his next 410 Sprintcar appearance with Saville, Elliott will be racing on the Saturday night of December 8 in the George Tatnell Challenge, which will be run in conjunction with the fifth Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW round at Valvoline Raceway.
Later this month, Elliott will celebrate his birthday with another outing at Valvoline Raceway on Boxing Night for the Valvoline Grand Prix and USC NSW round six, following by the Firecracker 50 Lapper and USC NSW round nine on New Year’s Day (January 1).
Elliott is proudly supported by the following 2018-19 season sponsors: Hi-Tech Homes, United Realty, and Dean’s Tyre, Brake & Mechanical Repairs. He would like to give special thanks to Ian Saville for giving him the opportunity to race his car, along with his dad Richard and the rest of his family.
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