Jun 15, 2011
World Series Sprintcars 25th Anniversary Season
Speedway Australia is proud to announce the official launch of the 25th Anniversary logo to commemorate the 2011/12 season of World Series Sprintcars.
Originally known as the Winfield Australian Sprintcar (ASC) Series, the WSS Company was created by a group of high profile speedway identities in 1987 when it became clear that Australian Sprint Cars needed a national competition. Former Speedway Park promoter John Hughes was appointed manager of the series, a role he held until the end of the 2000/2001 championship.
The inaugural World Series Sprintcars championship was held over ten rounds, the first round being conducted at Perth's Claremont Speedway on November 20 & 21, 1987. Western Australia's Alf Barbagallo won the first round, second was Garry Rush and Max Dumesny finished third. The first driver to be crowned as the series champion was George Tatnell.
In 2010/11, Robbie Farr finally broke through the glass ceiling to secure his first ever World Series Sprintcars crown.While Farr has been a regular front-runner on the World Series Sprintcars trail over past seasons, 2010/11 marked the first time the veteran has been able to overcome longtime rivals, 8-time champion Brooke Tatnell and 7-time winner Max Dumesny, to capture the gold.
The 25th anniversary season promises to be the hardest fought in the history of the series with past WSS champions intent on adding to their success, whilst a host of up and coming future stars set about making their mark on Australia’s premiere national series.
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