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Having returned to speedway after two seasons on the sidelines, youngster Coby Elliott is looking very forward to the upcoming 2017-18 season, where he is set to make his Wingless Sprint debut.

Making the decision to return to racing late last year, Elliott and his family purchased a Wingless Sprint from veteran racer Bob Beattie and are now deep in preparation for his first full season in the class, which will see him contest a number of shows throughout New South Wales and Victoria, at track’s such as Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway and Geelong’s Avalon Raceway.

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Recently turning 16 in June, which is the legal age to pilot a Wingless Sprint, Elliott has already completed a handful of practice sessions in his new machine at Valvoline Raceway and Nowra Speedway, in order to get as many laps under his belt as possible to prepare for his 2017-18 season campaign.

“I’m looking extremely forward to this new challenge and running my first race meeting in Wingless Sprints,” commented the Young-based racer.

“We’re just trying to learn as much as we can so we can be as prepared as possible for our debut. I’ve had so much help from my crew chief Andrew Dorahy, along with Ian Saville and Bob Beattie, who have so much experience and have been mentoring me and assisting me with setup.”

Commencing his competitive racing career in Motocross, Elliott later switched two wheels for four, moving into go karts on the tar circuits, before making the change to speedway and joining the 120cc Junior Quarter Midgets class in 2011-12. He showed great promise, with his two seasons being highlighted by winning the Australian Grand Prix on two occasions, as well as the Victorian Club Championship.

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Spending the next season running an XE Ford Falcon in the Junior Standard Saloons class, Elliott then took a break from racing over the next couple of seasons, before making the decision to return to the track for the upcoming 2017-18 season.

Elliott plans to gain as much knowledge and understanding of the car as possible next season, while also working toward qualifying for a feature race.

Elliott would like to thank the following sponsors for their valued support: YES Embroidery - Young, McAlister Motors - Young, Signs R Us - Young and Cowra, Young’s Crane Services - Young, and Greg Murfitt Smash Repairs - Young. Special thanks go to his mum Kylie, his crew chief Andrew Dorahy, and dad (Mark) and the rest of his family, along with Ian Saville and Bob Beattie.

To find out more about Elliott and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching CRE Racing #72N.

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