US SPEEDWAY driver Bill Rose is looking forward to showing our local talent how it is done at Carrick Speedway this weekend.
The 48-year-old, from Plainfield in Indiana, will be driving a Robin Dawkins-built sprintcar on his first visit to Tasmania.
``I'm racing this weekend and then again on the 19th,'' Rose said.
``I've come out to run for Robin and he helps me a little bit back in the states, so we put something together so I could come over and run a little bit during the winter and have some fun.''
Rose has been racing sprintcars since 1989 and is in his third year with the World of Outlaws series in the US, which is considered the best and toughest racing in the world. ``The World of Outlaws is the biggest sprintcar series in the states with 90 races on the schedule this coming year all over the country,'' he said.
``I finished 11th overall but it wasn't a great year and I had a lot of bad luck _ in fact it was one of my worst.
``I'm looking forward to this coming year and I'm already getting things ready.''
Rose said he expected some tough racing while in Tassie.
``It sounds like we are going to have some pretty good cars out there _ everyone keeps telling me.
``The cars and engines here are basically the same as in the states and I think we will do fine.''