Murray Bridge Sprintcar throttle smasher Ryan Jones knows only too well that the Clay-Per-View Sprintcar Speedweek is special.
He knows for many reasons.
Only the first one is the making laps part though.
“I think Speedweek is cool this year in particular because it’s at least a gradual step towards some kind of normality,” says the always articulate Jones, “it’s not quite World Series yet but it’s a big move back towards it. Just the idea of racing those four nights in a week at those four places with a bit of the razzamatazz attached back to it makes the whole deal significant in itself.”
Jones has come close to a Speedweek round victory.
“I ran second to Kerry Madsen with Jason Johnson coming in third behind us,” Jones recalls, “Jason led, I was running second but Kerry got by us both then Jason had a moment and wound up back in third. It was at Murray Bridge so that made it really special for me.”
Coming into this year’s CPV Sprintcar Speedweek which kicks off in a week’s time Jones is, like many teams in the southern states of Australia, a touch ‘underdone’ in terms of racing laps.
Hoping to turn that into a bonus rather than a disadvantage however the eternal optimist will wheel the Murray Machining and Sheds Darryl and Valma Wright owned Triple X with vigour come December 26.
Still with PM Race Engines mumbo and still as enthusiastic and aggressive as a teenager Jones has been in the Sprintcar caper for seventeen years – having started when he was twenty-one years old.
A multiple Aussie 360ci Champion he remains an absolute wild card in every sense of the word in every event he enters.
Jones will add significant firepower to the www.clayperview.com Sprintcar Speedweek when it starts at his home track – the Murray Machining & Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway next Monday night.
December 26, 2022
Murray Bridge Speedway
December 28, 2022
Borderline Speedway Mount Gambier
December 30, 2022
Avalon Raceway Lara
January 1, 2023
Premier Speedway Warrnambool
All four nights of the www.clayperview.com Sprintcars Speedweek will be live streamed and will feature the action played on the CPV Giant Video Screen at the venues.
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