Double header at Mothar Mountain
GYMPIE speedway fanatics looking for the action at Mothar Mountain are in for a treat this Easter weekend with a massive double header on offer.
Mothar Mountain is hosting the 25th Queensland Street Sedan Titles and fans can expect two full nights of entertainment.
Gympie Saloon Car Club publicity officer Paul Vella could hardly contain his excitement earlier this week.
“It’s going to be a massive two nights of racing and definitely not a weekend to be missed,” he said.
The headline feature of the night, the Queensland Street Sedan Titles, has attracted 47 starters from far and wide, including a strong local contingent of drivers hoping to assert their authority on their home track.
Flying the flag for Gympie is Doug Rigbye and Brad Jennings.
For Jennings, the occasion will be a memorable one as he boldly steps up into the senior ranks for the very first time.
The promising young driver concluded his junior career in late February while contesting the Junior Queensland Street Sedan Titles, losing his crown.
Prior to the loss, Jennings had won the title two years running.
Despite the stumble, the ambitious young driver has the talent and determination to do well against his older rivals and will be keen on staging an upset.
Meanwhile, Rigbye said he was feeling confident ahead of the big hit-out.
“I finished third in the recent 50-lap final in Gympie, so I think I have a bit of form,” he said.
“I’m happy with the car and I think it will hold up well on the night.”
Rigbye admitted he would need to turn on the form to make the 40-lap final.
“Only the top 20 drivers go through to the final, so the field is cut back a fair bit,” he said.
“You really have to perform to have a chance.”
Rigbye is yet to claim the Queensland Street Sedan Title and is hungry for a breakthrough.
His best result to date is a fifth placing.
“If I can finish top three that would be an ideal result, but obviously I want to win.”
Aside from piloting his own machine, the Gympie street sedan competitor will also have a second car in contention at the weekend, to be driven by his brother-in-law Darren Brady.
While the Queensland Street Sedan Titles are a highlight, a full support program is also on offer, including ASCF juniors, junior street, Queensland four cylinders, street sedans and modified production.
Full bar and canteen facilities will be available and gates open from 3pm ahead of racing firing up at 4.30pm.
See The Gympie Times next week for a complete wrap on the massive weekend of speedway at Mothar Mountain, including photos from both nights on the track.