Mothar Mountain still roars in the wet
DISMAL weather put a dent in the North Coast Radiators' 50 lapper final decider on Saturday at Mothar Mountain, postponing what would have been an interesting battle.
North Coast Radiators Commodore Jim Cowley battled with Andrew Corbett, Corbett's Commodore, and Rema Pooley.
Some of the hopefuls last Saturday included young driver Chris Pagel, Neil Keldoulis, Doug Rigby, Hervey Bay's Frank Packer, South Burnett's Josh harm and Maryborough's Malcolm Kernke - all had a shoe in the 50 lapper.
But none could stop Australian Production Sedan champion Tim Atkin being the highest point scorer at the completion of the heats.
He had just rejected the bonus prize money for the final, which is offered if the highest point scorer elects to start the final from the rear of the field instead of the normal front position.
"With the threat of weather, I can't take the risk. I'll start at the front," Atkin said.
The cars did not line up before the storm broke and the meeting was cancelled but is scheduled to go ahead at a later date this season.
The appearance of the Micro Sprints at Mothar Mountain on Saturday night added some classic open wheel action to the Mountain's normal Sedan type program.
All of the drivers were disappointed when the storm brought proceedings to an early end, but the Micro Sprints are keen to return to the local circuit as soon as is possible.
Queensland 4 Cylinder Sedan Champion Tim Weir won his Feature Race on Saturday night. The 4 Cylinder Sedan Feature was the only final that was completed before the storm broke over the circuit.
Jim and Fran Cowley of North Coast Radiators said yesterday they were quick to support the 50 lapper concept.
"As long time competitors at Gympie, we wanted to support the anniversary season, as well as the Production Sedan class," Cowley said. "This 50 lapper event was the ideal way to achieve that."