As we draw nearer to the start of the season, it will soon become evident that the Sprintcar drivers are all out to impress early in the season in order to make the New Zealand Team selection.
This year there is a slight difference in how the drivers can make the New Zealand Team to race against the USA Team in the Porter Hire International Sprintcar Series.
They have three opportunities to collect as many Feature finishing points as possible. The first is the 22nd October at Bay Park, which is also Round 1 of the Champion of Champions Series. Then the next two are at Vodafone Speedway – Western Springs on Opening Night and the 26th November. The driver with the highest points from all three shows automatically goes through.
The other two are to be selected by the Speedway NZ panel. These SNZ representatives quietly go about their business watching the heats and Features to eventually select the last two drivers.
There are three USA drivers here this season, and we will announce who they are shortly.