STEVEN Lines will be a marked man when his Halls Motorsport WA #3 rolls into Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway tomorrow night for the fourth round of the Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series.
Having won the past two outings at Avalon and Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway respectively, Lines currently boasts two out of a possible three round wins and is climbing his way up the standings, having missed the opening night and subsequently crucial points.
While Lines has had strong results at the Warrnambool layout in the past, he will be up against stiff competition with plenty of “locals” looking to upset his run.
Amongst his challengers will be Eureka Series champion and current points leader Darren Mollenoyux, fellow local Jon Vogels and World Series Sprintcar champion James McFadden.
David Murcott will no doubt be looking to make amends after setting himself well in last week’s A Main at Borderline Speedway, only to suffer damage and retire from the race.
The Matt’s in Egel and Reed have both been amongst the front of the field for the series so far, whilst current Victorian champion Steven Bell will be banking on his experience at Premier Speedway to outclass his rivals.
With a field of over 60 cars nominated, drivers will have to find the right groove early or risk being relegated to the C and B Main events, putting them against the odds for a feature berth and podium finish.
For the first time so far this season, time trials will be conducted to qualify drivers for heat races.
An extra incentive will be on the table for the driver who can negotiate the four turns the fastest with MaterFitout Solutions company director Jason Smith putting up $200 cash for the competitors with the quickest time.
SLICK VIC: Whilst he sits clear on top of the Eureka Garages and Sheds Series’ leaderboard, Victorian Darren Mollenoyux will no doubt be hoping to break the winning streak of Mount Gambier’s Steven Lines. Picture courtesy of Steven Rice. www.srphotos南京夜网.au