Drivers Primed for Keenquip 50 Lapper

A solid field of Wingless Sprints are gearing up to head to Collie Speedway this Saturday night, where they will contest the 2016-17 season annual Keenquip 50 Lapper at Collie Speedway, in what is sure to be the ultimate test of endurance.

Leading the charge will no doubt be current and three-time Western Australian Champion Tom Payet, who will be looking to go back-to-back after winning last season’s running of the event at Moora Speedway. Payet has significant experience at the track, having taken out last season’s Western Australian Title which was also held at the track, and will surely be difficult to beat.

Payet’s best mate and main rival, recently dethroned two-time Australian Champion Daniel Hartigan will also be one to watch, having scored a number of feature-race wins this season and recently finishing ninth in this season’s Australian Championship, as will current Western Australia # 3 Matty Fellowes, 2015-16 season Club Champion Brendon Wedge and Brad Fitzgerald, who finished fifth in this season’s Western Australian Title at the Perth Motorplex.

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Former Western Australian Champion Dean Gittos and Bunbury’s Kyle Beard are expected to be likely front-runners, with Blair Goodall, Bradley Taylor, Kyle and Khan Cutts, Justin Wragg, Adrian LaMacchia, Dylan O’Connor, Geoff Leeson, Melissa Hartigan, Daran Humfrey, Katelyn Wright, Warren Hunter and Russel Seery also joining the field.

In addition to the Calcutta, Wingless Sprints WA and Junior Sedans will be hosting a sausage sizzle at Coles on Saturday morning, with cars on display and a number of drivers available for photos and interviews, prior to the running of this season’s Keenquip 50 Lapper.

The major naming-right’s sponsor of the event, Keenquip is a Maddington-based business owned by Paul Keen, who has had extensive experience in speedway, having built and raced his own cars. Keenquip offer a wide range of racing apparel, equipment, spare parts, chassis and much more. To find out more about Keenquip, visit their website at

Following the Calcutta, which is set to commence at 6.30pm on Friday night at the Collie Speedway club rooms, where drivers will enjoy a fully catered dinner thanks to the Collie Speedway committee, a total of 20 Wingless Sprints will on Saturday night take to the Collie Speedway track, where they will go up against one another in the hopes of claiming top honours.

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Keenquip 50 Lapper Nominations:

WA 1 Tom Payet

WA 4 Dean Gittos

WA 7 Blair Goodall

WA 17 Brad Taylor

WA 32 Kyle Cutts

WA 40 Justin Wragg

WA 42 Adrian LaMacchia

WA 46 Dylan O'Connor

WA 48 Khan Cutts

WA 55 Geoff Leeson

WA 56 Brendon Wedge

WA 57 Kyle Beard

WA 66 Melissa Hartigan

WA 77 Daniel Hartigan

WA 78 Matty Fellowes

WA 84 Daran Humfrey

WA 92 Katelyn Wright

WA 94 Warren Hunter

WA 96 Brad Fitzgerald

WA 97 Russel Seery