Speedway winners a cut above

A HORROR rollover involving driver Jason Marshall was a big part of a massive night of speedway thrills and spills at Mothar Mountain at the weekend.

Another bumper crowd turned out in force to line the track for the second meet of the season, leaving no doubt as to the growing popularity of the sport in Gympie.

And there were plenty of winners who braved fierce competition to stamp their authority on one of the premier tracks of Queensland.

Gympie's own dedicated speedway buff Allen Nottage notched up a brilliant second place in the Super Street Sedans, improving on his last meet in Maryborough where he crashed out.

The night was also a chance for the next generation of speedway starts to leave an impression.

Young driver Brett Baxter has ensured his new season is looking bright after taking out the Modified Production.

A pumped Baxter was jubilant following his win and is certain to be looking at extending his winning form.

Another junior hitting all the right notes was Jayden Peacock, who showed skills beyond his years to take out the Junior Street Sedans, to rapturous crowd applause.

Meanwhile, the late models event was a crowd-pleaser, showering Nick Girdlestone with glory when he executed a brilliant race to capture the chequered flag.

With crowd numbers continuing to swell and additional dates added to the calendar to satisfy demand, the speedway season is shaping up to be one of the most hotly contested.

The next Gympie meet will be on November 7, and will be a Super Sedan Series round.

Gympie Times


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