NEWS: Legends of West Australian Speedway to be Honoured at Westernapolis

This weekend at the Perth Motorplex the will be hosting the AAA Metal Recycling Sprintcar Westernapolis featuring Sprintcars, Speedcars, Late Models, Formula 500s and a monster firework show.

Away from the racing there will be four legends of the sport being acknowledge for their achievements in motorsport.


Tony won 35 sedan feature races at Claremont Speedway between 1978 and 2000 with three state titles in the Super Sedan class.


For those who are new to the sport you’d recognise the Priolo name from his sons David and Andrew who are still racing in the WA Sprintcar ranks. Pino is also a former winner of the Sprintcar Westernapolis. Pino joined the competitor ranks in the early 90s racing at Claremont Speedway until its closure in 2000.


A 60 year veteran of the Formula 500 division he was the first West Australian to win an Australian title in any car division in 1974. He also managed to get six West Australian title wins between 1968 and 1980 plus handful of seconds and thirds.

Andersson won 67 feature races with the only person to sit above that title is West Australian motorsport legend Alf Barbagallo.


Fenton was involved in an almost fatal accident that hastened the introduction of roll cages into speed cars, but competed whilst recovering in the 1974-75 Australian title at Rowley Park which he won.

Lawson holds the most wins in a midget with a total of 59 and holds a coveted Lawson Medal for his 1975-76 season performance.

19 Sprintcars, 16 Speedcars, 16 Formula 500s and 21 Late Models will line up at the starters line from 4.30pm for qualifying and mains from 5.30pm.

Check out the Perth Motorplex event page for full details and tickets.



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