While sprint car racing in the States has been very quiet this winter, down in Australia fans have been getting their fill of some of the best sprint car racers in the world. Every North American winter means sprint car teams who are still looking to race every chance they get, pack up and travel down under for the Australian summer. The clash of the two worlds brings some of the best open wheel racing the world has ever seen.
Joining the driver’s and teams on the annual trip this year is Brian Stickel, the General Manager of the Knoxville Raceway, who decided to give us a behind the scenes look with a unique video series that highlights all the action happening across the globe. In the above video Stickel interviews what many call the Knoxville of Australia – Premier Speedway’s general manager David Mills. It’s obvious how big sprint car racing is in Australia, and even Mills estimates that during the Knoxville Nationals in August that 5-10% of the crowd have flown in from Australia.
You can catch the entire video series by subscribing to Knoxville Raceway’s YouTube page and see all the highlights from Australia. It’s one that you want to subscribe to anyway as they post every main event from their regular season on this page as well.