Dust settles on bumper meet
GYMPIE speedway fans were in awe at the weekend when the V8 super sedans put on a thundering show.
Drivers from all over Queensland gathered to partake in scheduled events on Saturday afternoon at the Mothar Mountain track.
Craig Torr was crowned victor of the feature race in the V8 super sedans. With more than 700 horse-power under the hood, Torr belted the track during a high-speed race.
Gympie Speedway publicity officer Amy Brown said the super sedans created plenty of dust and noise for keen spectators on the night.
Winners included Tim Atkin in the street sedans, Patrick Brennan in the junior sedans and Tim Wier in the four cylinders.
Other race winners included Gavin Lorensen who took out the modified production class, his first win in the newly built Masondale car.
Gary Pagel won the production sedans following a tight race on the unique Mothar Mountain track.
Pagel was one of many production drivers looking to sharpen their skills before the Queensland Title set to be held on March 23.
The title hosted at Gympie will be a huge event for production drivers and Brown said some drivers would travel from all over the country for racing.
Super sedan fans can expect the rumbling V8s return on April 13 in what will be the drivers' last race before the Queensland Title to be hosted at the Mothar Mountain track on of May 4 and 5.
4 Cylinders 1. Time Weir (Gympie), 2. Blake Hancock, 3. Mark Kelly
Junior Sedans 1. Patrick Brennan (Gympie), 2. Hayden Turner (Gympie), 3. Simon Walker
Street Sedans 1. Tim Atkin (Gympie), 2. Doug Rigby (Gympie), 3. Josh Harm
Production Sedans 1. Gary Pagel (Gympie), 2. Kristian Walker (Queensland 1), 3. Jim Cowley
Modified Productions 1. Gavin Lorensen (Gympie), 2.Glenn Pagel (Gympie), 3. Craig Franz
Super Sedans 1. Craig Torr, 2. Sean Black, 3. Dale Christensen