Nickol Bay Speedway roars to life with Sprintcar Stampede
Cars took to the track and completed fast-paced laps at Nickol Bay Speedway last Friday and Saturday night for the 2019 City of Karratha Sprintcar Stampede.
The event featured both limited and 360/410 sprintcars, as well as a host of support classes and an impressive fireworks display to end the night.
The main race was won by Jamie Landrigan, who went around the outside of Michael Keen on the last corner to edge the win in spectacular fashion.
Keen came in second and Blake Jackson followed up in third place.
Speedway vice-president Trevor Jolly said there was a sell-out crowd on Saturday night.
“There were a lot of families, which is great to see,” he said.
“The large crowds made for a great atmosphere and the night’s flowed really well.”
In the other races, AJ Nash won the 360/410 class, Candice Jones was victorious in the wingless sprint feature race, and Dane Francis took home gold in the junior sedan feature race.
In a touching moment, drivers formed a four-wide salute with missing man formation for Bob Callow, the track’s ex-caretaker, who died in December.
“Bob’s daughter spread his ashes behind the salute,” Jolly said.
“It’s a big speedway family down at the track, everyone gets looked after and once you’re in, you’re part of that family.”
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