Gympie Street Sedan driver Tim Atkin will be on the mountain tonight preparing to defend his title in Gympie during March.
Gympie Street Sedan driver Tim Atkin will be on the mountain tonight preparing to defend his title in Gympie during March. Craig Warhurst

The mountain revs up

REIGNING Street Sedan Queensland champion Tim Atkin will use his hit-out at Mothar Mountain tonight to fine tune his state title defence.

The state championship will be held in Gympie on March 10 and 11 and tonight is the last chance for the Street Sedan drivers to set up their vehicles for the event.

Atkin has been in great form of late.

He has won at Kingaroy and on the mountain in his last outings driving a VS Commodore.

"The car is pretty good," Atkin said.

"It is the one I used to own."

Atkin sold his car to Moz Woodrow early last year, but Woodrow still lets Atkin drive the vehicle to defend his Queensland title.

"We are looking pretty good. We had a win at Kingaroy and in Gympie," Atkin said.

Despite his good form Atkin said holding his Queensland title would not be easy.

"There are quite a few people who are in pretty good form and could take it out," he said.

The Street Sedans are just part of the action at Mothar Mountain tonight with a host of other classes.

Club spokeswoman Amy Brown said there was plenty of action for racing fans on the mountain.

She said tonight was the Women in Speedway night, where Gympie's best female drivers would face off against each other without the males on the track.

She said entry to the mountain for women tonight was only $15 instead of the usual $25 entry fee.

Gympie Times


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