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Boxing Day Win for USA Driver at Brisbane International Speedway in Australia

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Boxing Day is an Australian Holiday and a racing tradition at Brisbane International Speedway. Each year Sprintcars race around the dirt track for the title.

Michael Carber in center swept USA Nights at Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Michael Carber in center swept USA Nights at Brisbane, QLD, Australia
USA Night 1 was a huge success for Michael Carber and the John Weatherall owned USA 1 Sprintcar. Carber won Boxing Day’s 30 lap race. “This was my third attempt at victory on the historic holiday,” said Carber. “It was also Night 1 of USA competition. There were three scheduled USA Nights before the World Series of Sprintcars.”
Boxing Day at Brisbane International Speedway in Australia
Boxing Day at Brisbane International Speedway in Australia

MAXIM Chassis Sprintcar with a 410ci motor and K&N products driven by American Michael Carber for Australian John Weatherall and Motorguard Motorsports
MAXIM Chassis Sprintcar with a 410ci motor and K&N products driven by American Michael Carber for Australian John Weatherall and Motorguard Motorsports

The three nights are a preview of the talent imported from the USA for the large crowd of fans. Time trials, heat races and a dash took place in the preview. “I averaged high enough in points to make the dash,” said Carber. “In the dash I placed second and that placed me on the front row of the Feature event. I took the initial jump off the start and lead every lap of the 30 lap Feature event.”

Getting the jump off the start gave Carber everything he needed. The track was single file throughout the qualifying events but proved to be a bit racier in the feature event. Carber battled heavy lap traffic early on but quickly gained his momentum and pulled straight away from fellow American Brent Kaeding and Australian native Darrell Hodges.

Carber’s second win in Australia took place on New Year’s Day. “It was almost a perfect night,” he said. “I was unable to set quick time during time trials or else it would have been a perfect sweep. I won both of my heats as well as the dash. I also started out on pole position for the Feature event. I once again lead every lap of the 30 lap Feature event for Night 2 of USA competition at Brisbane International Speedway.”

Carber was able to run both the top and the bottom to work though lap traffic. “Lap traffic is crucial at Brisbane because you catch it fast,” he said. “At home in the states lap traffic usually occurs later in the race.” In Australia, most of the race tracks are smaller than the track Carber races on in the United States. “I was really happy to have a second victory at BIS,” he said. “I also was able to sweep the USA Nights this year after rain cancelled night 3.”

The USA1 MAXIM Chassis Carber drove was put together at Carber’s race shop in Pipersville, Pennsylvania. It was purchased by John Weatherall of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and shipped to Australia for the races.

“I have used K&N products on my Sprintcars in both USA and Australia and it is great,” said Carber. “Since we started using K&N products there have been no flaws on anything we’ve tried. I will continue to use K&N since it helps us maintain winning race cars.”

Carber races a MAXIM Chassis Sprintcar with a 410ci motor in Australia and will race a 360ci motor with a MAXIM Chassis Sprintcar in the United States for the 2009 season.

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