Toowoomba hosts Australia's richest speedway series
SPEEDWAY: The opening round of the richest series in Australian speedway history will be raced at Hi-Tec Oils Speedway Toowoomba on November 3.
The Hi-Tec Oils Ultimate Speedway Challenge (USC) will headline featuring the three major race car classes on the national oval track scene featuring sprintcars, speedcars and late model sedans.
The overall total purse with prize money and endorsements for the series is valued at $1 million and as a result the USC tournament has attracted some of the biggest names in Australian Speedway who will converge on Toowoomba for the ultimate showdown and to score vital opening rounds points.
The challenge will also be contested at Sydney's Valvoline Raceway and at Murray Machining and Sheds Speedway in Murray Bridge, South Australia with each track allocated two races.
The first round in Toowoomba is vital for competitors to get their series campaign off to a good start and is always held in high anticipation.
Competitors from South Australia, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales have registered interest in competing over the six nights and a big entry list is expected for the first round .
Sydney born professional sprintcar driver Robbie Farr, who is a National Championship winner, has raced at the highest level for 25 years and says this tournament represents a significant milestone for the sport.
"This is easily the biggest thing that has happened in my time in the sport. The prize money on offer with the special Challenge bounty is something you only dream about,” he said.
Drivers are eligible to compete in all three classes with bonus prize money totalling $100,000.