MOTHAR Mountain speedway has fallen quiet for another season but that doesn’t mean Gympie drivers aren’t still in the pursuit of glory.
Gympie modified production competitor Aidan Raymont has continued his standout season by claiming third place in the Central Queensland Modified Production Title.
The event was contested at Coal Capital Speedway, Blackwater, drawing competitors from vast distances.
Coming in first in the feature event was Gavin Fletcher followed by Shane MacDonald, with Raymont rounding out the top three.
Raymont finished third by overcoming a field dotted with current and former state champions.
Names such as Gympie’s Todd Doyle in addition to Shane MacDonald and Steve Price ensured spectators were given access to speedway at its absolute best.
The title was crammed with action and speedway fans balanced on the edge of their seats when Lismore’s Gerry Flood was forced to retire in the third heatafter a roll-over.
The track’s second turn, dubbed ‘Kamikaze’, claimed yet another victim when Ross Bullimore fell victim to congestion.
In the final itself, two complete restarts unsettled drivers early on before a single row formation was employed for the third re-start.
Raymont was unavailable for comment yesterday on his success but no doubt his Blackwater podium finish is yet another standout on his 2010 racing resume.
A highlight of his season so far was back in April when he showed grit to clinch the Queensland Modified Production Title on his home track at Mothar Mountain.
Meanwhile, in the Junior Sedans, the battles were fierce with competitors coming from all over south-east Queensland.
Current Australian, Queensland and Northern Territory champion Cody Maroske made his presence felt in the field, winning the event. Sam Roza was in second followed by Jayden Peacock.
Blackwater speedway spokesperson Di McKiever was thrilled with the success of the event.
“Each year sees continuous improvement to the facility (and) the club has been operating for over 20 years,” she said.