Baxter primed for home track
IT’S been two years since Gympie speedway competitor Brett Baxter stepped up into modified production and already the promising driver has been creating a name for himself.
Baxter, 20, will be hunting for more success this Anzac Day long weekend as Mothar Mountain fires up again to host the Modified Production Queensland Title over two nights of thrilling action.
The event will comprise of five heats and a 40 lap feature to decide who will be crowned Queensland’s best.
Three heats will take place on Saturday and the remainder on Sunday to decide qualifying ahead of the feature.
Baxter said he was confident ahead of the big weekend and he has good reason to be after taking out the Modified Production Queensland Series earlier this month.
“I feel pretty good about my chances,” he said.
“Obviously I need some luck to go my way but I feel I have the form to do well.
Baxter also has confidence in his machine.
“It’s been running really well so I don’t think I will be having any major problems over the weekend.”
Some tinkering of the car in recent weeks has also filled Baxter with optimism ahead of the speedway double act this weekend.
“We changed the set up a bit, including the weights, and it’s feeling really good,” he said. Meanwhile, a home track advantage will be vital for the Gympie competitor as he seeks to gain an edge over his rivals.
“It’s definitely an advantage because every little thing can make a difference in a race against guys who have a lot of experience,” he said.
The weekend is one for the fans, says Gympie Saloon Car Club publicity officer Paul Vella.
“It’s our second biggest meet on the calendar,” he said.
A full support program is on offer, including ASCF Juniors, Junior Street and Street Sedans.
Gates open at 3pm and racing starts at 4.30pm.