Doyle fires up
GYMPIE speedway competitor Todd Doyle is finding form interstate after clinching the New South Wales Modified Production title at the weekend.
Doyle laid his hands on the state title in Lismore, overcoming difficult conditions in the feature race contested over 35 laps.
The Gympie driver couldn’t be contacted yesterday by The Gympie Times but his win continues a solid couple of months for Gympie speedway drivers – proving Mothar Mountain to be hotbed of talent.
Doyle’s victory in Lismore began when the Gympie champion claimed pole position in the main race after two spectacular wins during the last two heats.
The newly crowned New South Wales modified production champion ensured his victory despite a tussle with Toowoomba drivers Rodney Pammenter, Robert Trapp and Nathan McDonald in the last few laps.
Fog began to shroud the track and with visibility reduced, Doyle drew on his many years of experience to remain calm and chart a course to victory.
Fending off an assault on the top spot by a Toowoomba trio was another massive achievement on a night Doyle couldn’t have scripted better.
Other Gympie drivers in action in Lismore at the weekend included Gavin Lorensen and Brett Baxter. Lorensen finished in sixth position while Baxter was pushed further down the field of 20 in 17th place.
Although Baxter would have been hopeful of a better result, his performance is yet another injection of confidence as he continues to sink his teeth into modified production.
The New South Wales Modified Production Title went ahead despite the threat of rain after the event was postponed earlier in the year owing to a washout.