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V8 Super Sedans
BWR Machinery Production Sedans
Fixit Auto Wreckers Street Stocks
J.A Toft & Co. Junior Sedans
Adults – $30
Student/Pensioners – $25
Kids 6-12 – $15
5 and under – Free
Family pass – $90 (2 adults & 2 students)
Scrutineering starts at 11am
Pit entry 12pm (anyone in the pits earlier will be asked to head to the ticket box at 12 to pay)
Spectator entry 2pm
Grand parade 3.30pm
Wow, Wow, Wow. 110 nominations, the largest field of sedans ever seen at Carina in recent years.
As with the grand final of any sport, the “best of the best” fight it out for the bragging rights in a tough season where consistency plays a major part. Saturday night at Autobarn Carina International Speedway will be no different where several drivers will endeavour to be the “best of the best” in their respective series. The placings for the BWR Machinery Production Series will be in doubt until the chequered flag drops in their A Main race.
Both the J.A Toft & Co. Junior Top Stars and New Stars are in a more unpredictable situation as the winner of each series may not be known until the chequered flag drops in their individual A Mains. As all contenders are now aware of the current points, the pressure will be on from the opening heats. Looking at the nominations, class fields in the respective series, several other drivers will be out to complicate the outcome. A big welcome to the drivers making their first appearance at the track.
The McCosker Super Sedan Series. The Supers have had a very busy couple of weeks with the running of the GP53 at Archerfield, won by Mat Pascoe two weeks ago followed up last weekend with the running of the Qld Title at Gympie which was also won by Mat Pascoe. To say Mat is in top form would be an understatement but he has been challenged in both finals by Sean Black. Unfortunately, Mat Pascoe is absent from the nomination list. This would leave Sean Black as odds on favourite. Throw in the likes of Sam Roza and Steve Jordan to make it a very competitive affair. This A Main should be a beauty.
The BWR Machinery Production Series. What can I say? 30 nominations for the final of this series with every driver out to beat Gladstones Richard Cook, whether they are contenders in the series or chasing an elusive feature win. Carina regulars, Sunshine Coast’s Adrian Stott and Bundy’s Frank Packer will be battling for the second placing prizemoney in the series but Packer is playing his joker which could mean big points to overtake Stott. Kingaroy’s Josh Harm, along with NSW drivers Ian Bell and Madison Harkin, Rocky’s Kory Jennings and Harry Doyle and regulars Gary Harris Jnr and Brad Richardson are some to make up this impressive field.
J.A Toft & Co. Junior Top Stars Series. Well, just how close can it get between Bundy’s Kurtis Peall and Mbro’s Kaine Richters with only 14 points separating them. There is a classy field of 15 starters headed by Gympie’s Qld 1 Aidan Rigby, his brother Josh, Maryborough’s Bryce Bayfield and Bundy’s Billy MacDonald. The driver to watch will be Lismore’s Zac Brims who has won many races down south. Peall and Richters will be under the most pressure, apart from trying to keep in front of each other, as the other drivers will be out to show that they are just as competitive.
J.A Toft Junior New Stars Series. Once again, anyone of three drivers could win this one with Maryborough’s Mitch Bayfield leading narrowly from Bundy’s Abby Smith with the Rocky flyer, Tyson Jennings in third but using his joker which could mean big points. There is a huge field of 17 starters and drivers such as Rocky’s Sophie Montgomerie, Maryborough’s Cooper Flynn and Bundy’s AJ MacDonald are some to keep an eye on, particularly MacDonald.
Fixit Auto Wreckers Street Stock Series. Another big field of 21 starters with Peter Thompson leading the points from Kingaroy’s Nathan Barbeler and Bundy’s Kane Heidke. As there is another round to go after Saturday night, drivers such as Bundy’s Lynden Dunbabin and Brandon Hough, Rocky’s Braith Hogan and Ken Carroll, Toowoomba’s John Stoward are just some of the contenders on the night. Must mention young Xak Cooney who has just graduated from Juniors to have his first run with the big boys. Once again, anyone can take out the feature. The busiest person on the night will be Brandon Hough, who will not only be driving but also co-commentating with Brayden Preston.
National 4’s. A small field of eight but should give the drivers a chance to be in the placings for once. Maryborough’s Gary Harris showed good form last meeting and should have stiff opposition from Gympie’s Al Mathers, Sunshine Coast’s Brayden Mooney and Mark Littlehales.
Big thanks to all the drivers for supporting this meeting, have a safe and enjoyable night and may sportsmanship be the winner.
Hot tip. Wear warm clothing as it will be cool.
Note. Scrutineering starts at 11.00am and drivers ready for briefing at 3.00pm with grand parade being at 3.30pm. A big night ahead.