It’s Super Saturday…..
The Super Sedans kick off their season at Autobarn Carina International Speedway on Saturday night, 9th October along with a very interesting program of tin top and open wheel action. For the first time this season, the Wingless Sprints return after having one run at the track last season along with the mighty Formula 500’s. Also on the program are the Amca Nationals as well as the exciting Street Stocks. So lets have a look at each section.
McCosker Super Sedan Series. Black Is Back.
Toowoomba’s Sean Black returns in his new car to try to carry on from where he finished his last meeting at Carina, first in the A Main. However, he has 17 others who have different ideas and all trying to get a flying start to their season and the McCosker Series. Familiar names such as Mick Nicola, Justin Randall, Mitchell Gee, Trent Wilson and Josh McLaren should provide stiff opposition for Black. Great to see Central Queensland drivers Matt Williams, Brendan Doyle, Bob McCosker and Glen Knox make the trip as Williams and McCosker are very experienced campaigners. How about Blackwater’s Michael Larsen returning to Carina, not in a Prodie but a Super Sedan. The last meet of last season at Carina saw Larsen spectacularly roll his car in a very big way. Now he returns in a Super Sedan and he went very well in Rockhampton at their opening meeting.
Wingless Sprints. Archerfield Winners Head To Carina.
A field of 14 starters have nominated for their first meeting at Carina this season and, with their Queensland Title to be run here on the 12th February, will use the meet to get familiar with the track. Heading the list is last weeks Archerfield A Main winner in Liam Atkinson who was followed across the checker by Ben Manson and Jayden O’Toole. Keep an eye on Ian Milnes, Chris Catchpole, Steve Pilkington and Lachlan Robertson.
Formula 500’s. Pokarier Returns.
Moranbah’s Josh Pokarier, who set the Carina track on fire last season, is one of 12 nominations making up the program. Pokarier will not have things all his own way as sedan champ, Brodie Boss makes his second appearance at the track. Maryborough’s Paul Swindells, along with Joel Josefski, Luke Edwards Trevor Lewis and Carlo Moiola should provide some competitive racing. Bundaberg’s Andrew Owen is looking to improve on last season.
Fixit Auto Wreckers Street Stocks. The Battle Continues.
Great to see Caboolture’s Steve Cook return to challenge Bundy’s Kane Heidke with a field of 15 cars nominated. Cook was pipped by .005 of a second by Heidke last meet in the A Main. Also back is Caboolture’s Peter Thompson, a Carina regular, and throw in other top performers like Bundy’s Chris Walden, Lynden Dunbabin and Brandon Hough along with Rockies Braith Hogan and Ken Carroll. Rocky’s John Roycroft, a Carina regular, Rylee Haynes and Tony Wust are other visitors to the track.
AMCA Nationals. Two Meetings In a Row.
Amca’s return after a successful opening meeting but with some new faces. Both Glenn Boulter and Brett Robotham had success here last meeting and will be joined by Mark Horstman, Graeme Holland, Kai Simmons and Gavin Wootton. Stephanie Biggins and Joel Curd will be looking to improve on their last start.
A big thanks to all the drivers, and remember, To Be The Best, You Must Beat The Best.
See you Saturday night at Autobarn Carina International Speedway.
Pit entry – 1pm
Spectator entry – 3pm
Grand Parade – 4.30pm
Adults – $30
Student/pensioners – $25
Kids 6-12 – $15
Family (2 adults & 2 students) – $100
Tickets available at the gate on the day only.
Bar and canteen facilities will be available.
Everyone must check-in using the QLD Gov app
Everyone in the pit area must have a current Speedway Australia licence, or apply for a one night pit licence – https://www.speedwayaustralia.org/forms/sa_pit_licence.aspx
Everyone in the pits must also fill out the online indemnity before arrival – https://www.speedwayaustralia.org/forms/SA_Indemnity.aspx