King of the Mountain
MOTHAR Mountain speedway comes alive tomorrow night with the annual King of the Mountain race meeting.
Gympie Saloon Car Club spokesman Amy Brown said she was expecting a bumper crowd to catch all of the action of the Masondale Heavy Haulage-sponsored event.
The King of the Mountain was attracting some of the state's best modified production drivers to the track in search of the title.
Brown said there would be some great local drivers chasing the silverware.
She said that Gavin Lorensen was one of the favourites for the event, after some good recent form on the mountain.
"He has been driving really well at Gympie lately," Brown said. However, she said Lorensen would have plenty of competition with Queensland and Australian Champion Todd Doyle nominated along with Brett Baxter and Glen Pagel.
Pagel is back racing after blowing his engine up at the start of the season. This will be his first time back on the mountain with a new engine.
Other drivers in with a shot will be the Raymont brothers.
Two weekends ago they went one-two in the Kingfisher Bay Australian Open in Maryborough. Aiden won outrunning a huge field.
Brown said the Truin boys from Caboolture had also nominated.
"All three of them are coming, they will really be in the mix as well," Brown said.
Other categories racing Saturday night are Street Sedans, Junior Street Sedans and Four Cylinders.
Gates open at 3pm racing gets underway at 4pm.
- Q1 Todd Doyle
- C2 Shane Tuin
- C13 Steve Cook
- C18 Darren Truin
- C91 Glenn Truin
- G5 Glen Baxter
- G11 Gavin Lorenson
- G13 Jason Rees
- G22 Tegan Jennings
- G23 Adrian Scott
- G25 Scott Raymont
- G26 Jamie O'Meara
- G26 Aiden Raymont
- G36 Darren Lyon
- G68 Allen Nottage
- M18 Brendon Bayfield
- SB54 Michael Shelford
- SC37 Craig Franz
- SC86 Darren Pearson