The 44th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic American driver roster is now up to 11 with the late inclusion of California’s Jonathan Allard who is set to act as Super Sub for crowd favorite Eddie Lumbar.
Hailing from Chico, California, Allard has been in scintillating form in New Zealand all summer long, having secured seven A-Main victories from ten starts, including a second New Zealand Sprintcar Championship back on January 6 at Bay Park.
In fact Allard’s form has been so strong he has only finished worse than second on one occasion!
This rich run of form is on the back of another stout season in the ultra tough King of the West Series in California. Allard, a three time King of the West Series Champion, finished seventh in 2015 behind eventual winner Carson Macedo.
To highlight the consistency of Allard over a long period of time, his feature race win at the Gary Patterson Race in Stockton, CA back on November 7th, ensured that Allard’s record of accumulating at least one King of the West Series win for every season since 2005 remained in tact.
Lumbar, who will vacate the seat of the N36 machine, will have regular crew chief Adrian Ferguson on hand to ensure that Allard is provided with the best possible chance of tasting success on what is a brief visit to Australia.
Having contested the Classic on a number of occasions now, most famously at the wheel of the legendary Morrie and Katie Williams owned Zero car, Allard will certainly take little time to once again familiarize himself with the high banks of Premier Speedway.
For his visit to the Classic Allard will be at the wheel for all of the regular N36 supporters including Steel Pipes Australia Pty Ltd, Lumbar’s Transport, Graham Thomson Motors, Ausbrokers Insurance and Roundabout Tyres.
Allard will qualify as a part of the first night action.
The 44th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as supported by Oval Express Magazine, GJ Gardner Homes, KRE Race Engines and the Lady Bay Resort Warrnambool will be held at Premier Speedway on January 22, 23 & 24, 2016.