Mountain goes off yet again
RAIN and speedway don’t mix so Gympie Saloon Car Club organisers were relieved as wet weather held off long enough to allow the first meet of the season to kick off at the weekend.
An impressive program was put together to lift the veil on a new season at Mothar Mountain speedway and fans were not left disappointed.
Newly appointed Gympie Speedway publicity officer Amy Brown, replacing outgoing Paul Vella, said the first meet was a complete success.
“There was a good turn out for the first meeting of the season and we are very thankful the rain held off,” she said.
Action was thick and fast in the Junior Sedans for the first round of the Performax International Junior Sedans Series.
Driver Kayla Barron rolled over when tackling the notorious hairpin turn but was fortunate to have her Daihatsu Charade land back on its wheels, allowing her to drive clear to the middle of the track.
Meanwhile, fans had plenty to cheer about as Gympie finished first and second in the Junior Street Sedans thanks to the heroic efforts of Ryan Packer and Rohan Lorensen.
In the feature race of the evening, the Street Sedans, a full field of 25 drivers threw everything they had into the event.
But it was Gympie driver Kristian Walker who dominated, winning twice in the heats and claiming a second place before storming home victorious in the final after starting on pole.
Gympie’s Doug Rigby came in second to enjoy a solid start to his new season.
The night’s results were:
1st - Brody Thomsen. 2nd - Sam Roza. 3rd - Jordan Ferguson
Junior Street Sedans
1st - Ryan Packer. 2nd - Rohan Lorensen. 3rd - Beau Laverty
1st - Kristian Walker. 2nd - Doug Rigby. 3rd - Scott Thomsen
Super Street Sedans
1st - Steve Cook. 2nd - Jessica Raymont. 3rd - Joel Thomas
1st - Tim O’Shea. 2nd - Mick Roza. 3rd - Chris Albert