Mothar Mountain ready to fire up
MOTHAR Mountain wakes from its slumber this afternoon for the first meet of what is being widely tipped to be a thrilling 2010-11 speedway season.
A bumper program has been put together to lift the veil on the new season.
In addition to the opening round of the Junior Street Sedan Series, other classes battling for supremacy on the unique Mothar Mountain track include Junior Street Sedans, Street Sedans, Super Street and Super Sedans.
Super Sedan action promises to be particularly electrifying with Gympie drivers Chris Albert, Tim O’Shea and former national champion Darren Kane ready to test their skills.
Last year witnessed a resurgence in the popularity of Gympie speedway, with more fans filling the stands and local drivers stamping their authority in state and national competition.
To help blow out the cobwebs and allow drivers a chance to tune their machines ahead of this evening’s big show, the Gympie Saloon Car Club held a practise day earlier this month.
Gates for tonight’s first meet of the new speedway season open at 3pm before racing officially kicks off at 4pm.
Full bar and canteen facilities will be available while cost of admission is $20 for adults, concession $20 and kids under 12 free.