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Michael "The Magic Man" Figliomeni was without a doubt one of WA's best ever Speedcar drivers. He was a 4 time Australian Champion, 7 time WA Champion, 3 time Laurie Matthews Memorial winner, a 6 time New Years Speedcar Derby winner, a winner of the Austraian Speedcar Grand Prix and recorded at least 40 all time feature wins at Claremont Speedway and the Kwinana Motorplex alone. All of this, as well as his on track and off track attitude to other competitors, crews, officials and fans made him a much loved and well respected competitor.

He died tragically on the 28th of October, 2006 at the Perth Motorplex during a race meeting. He competed in the first 2 heats of the night and won both. After Heat 2 Michael suffered a massive heart attack in the pits and passed away.

In 2007, the Figliomeni family, along with the Perth Motorplex, arranged a Tribute race for Michael that has been held annually ever since. It has attracted drivers from all over Australia and the world and is one of the most prestigious races on the National Speedcar Calendar.

Season Winner Runner-Up 3rd
2022/2023 Kaiden Manders Tom Payet Logan Seavey (USA)
2021/2022 Tom Payet
2020/2021 Tom Payet
2019/2020 Michael Pickens (NZ)
2018/2019 Jason McDougal (USA)
2017/2018 Tucker Klassmeyer (USA)