The annual KTM King of Nepean Dirt Track meeting on August 24/25 will bring together the country’s biggest motorcycle racing names including three-times World Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss, Grand Prix race winner Gary McCoy, MotoGP star Chris Vermeulen and three-times Australian Superbike winner Shawn Giles.
Bayliss, McCoy, Giles and Vermeulen will join Australia’s best Dirt Track names to battle for the record prizemoney and what has become a very prestigious title. They will be challenged by the last three King of Nepean champions, 2010 winner Paul Caslick, 2011’s Marty McNamara and last year’s 2012 winner Luke Richards.
The dark horse of the event is Aussie Luke Gough, recently returned from three years of AMA Pro Flat Track racing in the USA. Luke, originally from Hill Top in NSW, won five Australian Dirt Track titles before he left to contest the tough AMA Nationals.
KTM King of Nepean organisers have also added two more events to the program that will feature famous name riders. They have scheduled separate races for All Stars Past Champions and a series of Speedway events which will be run on the 300 metre track in the centre of the venue.
The Speedway events have already attracted entries from the best of Australia’s International Solo riders including 2011 Premier League Winner Sam Masters and 2013 Australian Under 21 Champion Taylor Poole.
Joining them at the speedway tapes will be youngsters Hunter Anderson, who has just been accepted into Australia’s Long Track Team to the 2013 World Long Track Championships in Germany and Jack Holder, younger brother to our current World Champion Chris Holder.
Also on the King of Nepean program is a parade for the Legends of the earlier eras.
Since it began operations in 1959, the Nepean track has seen contests involving the sports top names like Bill McDonald, Jim Airey, Terry Poole, Herb Jefferson, Matt Daley and Jim Scaysbrook. Many of these Dirt Track Veterans will be returning to the scene of some of their biggest on-track battles.
Organiser Greg Heatley said: “Nepean has been the hot-bed of dirt track racing in Sydney for more than half a century. Just about everyone raced there at some stage, and that includes top road racers like Len Atlee, Tony Hatton, Peter Goddard, Shawn Giles and lots of others.
“We are aiming to have as many famous names as possible on hand for the KTM King of Nepean weekend.”
For more details on the KTM King of Nepean check out www.nepeanraceway.com.au or email the Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org