Arguably the toughest speedway competition in Australia, World Series Sprintcars Speedweek is not for the faint-hearted, but following his maiden feature-race win just last month, Jayden Peacock will be riding a wave of confidence heading into his Speedweek campaign.
Enjoying an impressive start to his 2018-19 season in 410 Sprintcars, which has been highlighted by his milestone feature-race victory at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway during the third Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Qld round, the 22-year-old racer is looking forward to embarking on his next challenge.
Travelling from his home in the coastal town of Redcliffe in Queensland, Peacock will visit a range of tracks throughout South Australia and Victoria during Speedweek, and while he’s eager to get his campaign underway on Boxing Night (December 26), he has no doubt that it will be nothing short of gruelling, with five rounds taking place within the space of just one week.
“The team is excited to participate in Speedweek for the first time, but we’re definitely not fooling ourselves that it’s going to be easy,” admitted the Qld # 77 Speedy Race Industries supported Cool pilot, who has never been intimidated by travel, having done so as early as his Junior Sedan career, when he took out the 2013 National Title.
“We’ll be going up against the country’s best Sprintcar drivers at a number of tracks we’re not very familiar with, so it’s going to be a huge challenge for us, but we’ve had solid speed so far this season and we’re hoping to be able to be able to build on that.”
World Series Sprintcars Speedweek:
World Series Sprintcars Round 1 – Murray Bridge Speedway (Murray Bridge, SA)
World Series Sprintcars Round 2 – Borderline Speedway (Mount Gambier, SA)
World Series Sprintcars Round 3 – Premier Speedway (Warrnambool, Vic)
World Series Sprintcars Round 4 – Avalon Raceway (Geelong, Vic)
World Series Sprintcars Round 5 – Premier Speedway (Warrnambool, Vic)
Following Speedweek, Peacock and his team will return home to Queensland for the World Series Sprintcars Sunshine Swing, with round six taking place during a doubleheader at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway on January 4 and 5, which will also incorporate the Australian Open, and round seven being held on January 9, also at the Brisbane venue.
Peacock would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their continued support: Speedy Race Industries (Aaron Broadbridge), Kellash Creek Pastoral Company, Kaeding Performance, Ford Wreckers – Redcliffe, J Peacock Painting, and Ash Media Speedway Footage.
Special thanks go to Peacock’s cousin and crew chief Aaron Broadbridge, Matt Black, Mark Farmer, Tyler Barton, John Cooley (Cool Chassis), Ken McNamara (KRE Race Engines), Glen Beaton, his dad Jeff, his girlfriend Reannen, Nick, Vicki, and Lubo Jonic.
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