Pat Brennan placed fourth at the Australian Junior Sedans Titles in Mackay.
Pat Brennan placed fourth at the Australian Junior Sedans Titles in Mackay.

Brennan over the moon with fourth place finish

WIDE Bay champion and Gympie Speedway regular Patrick Brennan aimed to wind up the Australian Junior Sedans Titles at Mac's Speedway in Mackay within the top five and he's done just that, claiming his title as fourth best in the country.

Brennan finished an essentially positive weekend's racing in fourth position and has been over the moon since.

Except for some practice issues concerning the surface of the track, Brennan's Australian titles run went as smooth as he could ask for.

Things got a little niggly for the young Gympie driver in the A-class feature race when he found himself on the outside of the track, fighting to progress.

Dodging cars, he managed to re-enter the competition at the inside of the track and progress into fourth spot from sixth and hold the place, narrowly missing a podium finish when he finished just up on the inside of the car in front.

His father Torren Brennan said had the youngster had a couple more laps left for the race he could have taken a real shot at making third place.

"He was on his way," Torren said.


The team

FIVE other Gympie drivers joined Brennan to race at the Australian Junior Sedans Championships in Mackay this year.

Hayden Turner managed to win his very first heat in his racing career and finished his stint at the championships by racing in the A-class main event.

Michael Learoyd raced well to place in the A-class main event and finished eleventh.

Ryan Morris raced at his first Australian titles this year and after starting in ninth spot, placed an impressive twelfth in the A-class main event.

Steve English: After a good day of placings on day one of the heats, encountered a series of problems which caused him to end his titles chase early.

Brendan Learoyd: Had steering problems at the race which stopped him from finishing some heats, causing him to miss out on vital finals qualifying points.

He raced in the B-class main event in which Torren Brennan said he "drove really well."

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