After another busy off season the Krikke Boys promotional team is gearing up for the 21st anniversary of the Annual Krikke Boys Shootout in 2018. Yes, the excitement, color and spectacle will be there but some new and innovative additions will be added to give our valued patrons the excitement they crave when they attend this race. Now haled as one of the "must see" sprintcar events in Australia the format will be released soon so keep on checking the sight to get a first hand glimpse. Also, Erin Jackson has joined the team and brings her field of sponsorship knowledge to the event and says "big things" are in planning for this special event. "It is great to work alongside Ron and John. . The Boys Race is all about two huge nights of Sprintcar Heaven. This season's event will be big and the public will see it like never before. Stay tuned all you Sprintcar die hards and WATCH THIS SPACE!!!!!!!
Note: There are a lot of pictures on this page so please be patient as they load, however I can assure you they are well worth the wait!
Fan Feedback on WHY this race is so Special! By: Dean Neal Any querying regarding the status and affection with which the Krikke Family are held is certainly answered by the following messages of best wishes to the Krikke Family - from right around the world: "I send best wishes to the entire Krikke family and hope that the Krikke Boys Shootout is a terrific event once again. I got to know Ryan Krikke quite well with his working on crews involved with the World of Outlaws. The Krikkes are well known and genuine people to boot...all the best and do it for the Boys!" Johnny Gibson - World of Outlaws Race Caller
"It's funny how you watch and admire these marvelous men of Sprintcar racing, and through it all you place these heroes in such high regard that you forget they are actually normal people. The Krikkes are well known superstars of our sport yet are just a fantastic family to know and talk to. From seeing the Bunbury Bullet in action on the track to kicking a football amidst a corn-field laden farm in
John and Ron,
Regrettably here I am in a motel room in
"Speedway is a sport that relies heavily on good family ties
and as far as that goes there is no stronger family in the sport than the Krikke family of WA. Ever since our first trip over to Western
Australia for World Series Sprintcars we have been fortunate enough to be
welcomed into their extended family. Our
first trip over there gave us our first glimpse of a young
fella that was undoubtedly going to be a champion of the future. His name was Darryl Krikke, son of Ron. Our first glimpse of Darryl and he
finishes 2 places in front of his better credentialed father. One thing all good
racers realize is they need a good Crew Chief and the Krikke family was no
exception, hence Jason's desire to fill that role, given
Darryl's great early form, Jason had a good handle on that
side of the business.
remember the time Darryl was to start off of the front row at
the WSS round at Warrnambool and came together with Max and withdrew because of steering problems and the time we all had a good laugh at
"Strong memories still remain of 'The Boys' and their all too brief expeditions
across the Nullarbor to
"I would like to wish the Krikke family best wishes. My thoughts and prayers go out to Ronnie and Johnny Krikke and the memories of their sons. I never had the pleasure of meeting Daryl and Jason, but I am sure they were talented drivers and gentlemen by knowing their fathers. " Donny Schatz - World of Outlaws Driver
John and all the Krikke family, Sprintcar racing has no peer for excitement,
thrills and the unknown. Good racing gives us good memories, may this race give
your family cherished memories of the 'boys'!"
"The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa, U.S.A., wishes the Krikke family of Western Australia the very best for the annual Krikke Boys Shootout at the Bunbury City Speedway. It is important to always keep the spirit of Darryl and Jason Krikke alive, and we applaud the efforts of the Krikke family, promoters, teams, sponsors, media, manufacturers and fans for doing just that! Good-luck all!" Tom Schmeh - Executive Director, Knoxville Raceway Sprintcar Hall of Fame
"Hello from the
"We want to take a minute to wish everyone in the Krikke
family a big hello from
"Since the tragic loss of the Krikke Boys five years ago their memorial race has
rightfully become one of Australia's most prestigious Sprintcar events. It has
grown in stature and I would like to congratulate the promotion team in
"It is an honor and pleasure to know the Krikke family. The Hospitality shown by
the Krikke family when I visited
"May I take this opportunity to wish the Krikke Family all the very best. The Krikkes' are like a family to me - always have been. They are a big reason why I love coming to WA to race. Western Australia is so very lucky to have the Krikke family there as they are genuine, decent people who treat everyone as equals." Trevor Green - Sprintcar Driver.
Krikke – the people's champion... Whether
he was blasting to the front or shot-putting a second placed trophy into the
grandstand, RK or Boofa has always had the crowd going in some form or another. That
famous three fingered waving action, that cheeky grin, that insatiable desire to
win – that's what I remember about Ron Krikke.
remember him sticking Garry Sartori into the Claremont back straight fence big
time and then letting
another year has gone by without 'the boys'. it seems like not so long ago you
could hear Darryl's booming voice and laughter over everything else in the pits.
The Krikke family have been so good to the sport of Sprintcar racing and while
it has been good to them, it has also been cruel.
family, the Krikkes' have been through everything. From the highs of winning
Australian and state titles (and numerous other big events) to the lows of
losing two of WA's best blokes.