Thursday, 21 September 2017

SPEEDWAY KARTS

16-year-old Mildura Speedway kart racer Liam Aunger will make his USA racing debut in Knoxville, Iowa in just under one week.

Aunger will race in the 2016 ECS Outlaw Dirt Kart Nationals event at English Creek Raceway in Knoxville on Monday and Tuesday nights of August 8-9.

With the deal brokered by AJ Jackson (son of Skip) and Daniel Ebright, the chance for Aunger to race came up without any real advance notice for the 2015 Junior Standard Australian champion.

“Dad told me this morning that I’d be racing in the ECS Outlaw Nationals and I honestly had no idea it was even a possibility,” expressed Aunger.

“He’d been talking with AJ (Jackson) I guess and they put a deal together for me. I’m so grateful to AJ, Dan Ebright and the English Creek Speedway for helping make this happen.”

Liam Aunger

Aunger will drive an ‘Adult winged 390 clone’ kart in the Nationals that is held over two nights and features AJ Jackson in the announcer’s booth.

The radical looking karts feature bodywork and overhead main wings.

“It’ll be a challenge to race a kart with a wing like this but I’m hoping I can adapt pretty quickly,” added Aunger.

Aunger has been racing dirt karts now for almost four seasons, since starting as a 13-year-old at his home club Sunraysia Dirt Karters in Mildura. He’s also raced at Waikerie and Renmark in SA, Avalon, Broadford and Bacchus Marsh in Victoria, and Tamworth in NSW to name a few, not to mention his home track Olympic Park in Mildura.

Wade Aunger will also join AJ Jackson in the commentary booth for the ECS Nationals for some fun.

“AJ has been working hard on becoming an announcer at Knoxville Raceway this season, so I’m really excited to commentate with him at ECS,” explained Wade.

“I’m really grateful for him helping to get Liam this ride. It’s such a great opportunity for him and something we’d joked about a few weeks ago but not really expected.”

The 2016 ECS Outlaw Dirt Kart Nationals is held at English Creek Speedway Knoxville on Monday night, August 8 and Tuesday night, August 9.

English Creek Speedway is a 1/6th mile high bank clay oval, located 8 miles south of Knoxville on Highway 14, then 3 miles West on G76.

For more information visit www.englishcreekspeedway.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/English-Creek-Speedway

You can view Liam’s results and photo updates on https://www.facebook.com/ABR.

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