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The 2018 Dance in the Desert makes a return to Arunga Park Speedway, Alice Springs on the Thursday night of August 30 and venue management are currently calling for expressions of interest for the major Sprintcar event which will carry $20,000 in prize and tow money.

Set to coincide with the Red Centre Nats, which is one of Australia’s largest car festivals and Burn Out competitions, the Arunga Park Speedway track is set to come alive in what will be an amazing weekend of motorsport and with major prize and tow money available, it is hoped a quality field of Sprintcars will be in attendance.

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The event last year was won by WA’s Mitchell Wormall ahead of Tony Moule from Victoria in second and Darwin-based Ben Atkinson in third and building momentum on last year, organisers have also planned to coincide once again with the annual Chariots of Thunder event, held at Darwin’s Northline Speedway, which concludes on the weekend prior, with the aim to attract a number of racers at the completion of the series in the top end.

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“We are really looking forward to putting on such a big show, not only for the travelling Sprintcar teams but our local fans, too,” enthused Arunga Park Speedway Club president Garth Thompson.

“Last season the event was a great success and we hope, by putting out the expressions of interest early, we can secure good support through sponsorship of the event and a great field of cars across all classes. It is the perfect time to come to Alice Springs with so much going on.”

As mentioned, expressions of interest are now being sought from Sprintcar competitors along with expressions of interest from support classes.

There are also opportunities for businesses to become involved with major sponsorship and supporting sponsorship options available.

To express interest in the 2018 Dance in the Desert, please visit the Arunga Park Speedway website: or contact Garth Thompson directly on 0417 838 996.