Car races end on a big high

Tablelands Advertiser - - SPORT - Bec Singh

THE fi­nal race for the sea­son fin­ished at Ma­reeba Speed­way last Satur­day night and it was the kind of send-off the or­gan­is­ers were an­tic­i­pat­ing.

With about 350 spec­ta­tors, there was noth­ing but ex­cep­tional rac­ing de­spite a cou­ple of races be­ing called off due to lack of num­bers.

Speed­way sec­re­tary Sheree Tich­borne said the night was bril­liant de­spite the su­per sedans and for­mula 500s pulling out last minute.

“It was un­for­tu­nate that they were not able to race due to lack of num­bers,” she said.

“We had a great night with a lot of peo­ple and it was what we wanted.”

Spec­ta­tors en­joyed a side­car demon­stra­tion which Ms Tich­borne said proved pop­u­lar enough to hold again.

“Ev­ery­one seemed to love the mo­tor­bikes, they did five demon­stra­tions dur­ing the night. Hope­fully we will have a reg­u­lar spot for them next year,” she said.

Speed­way pres­i­dent Ben Cross said the re­sponse from driv­ers and spec­ta­tors was great and the fo­cus now was on next year.

“We had a lot of feed­back from spec­ta­tors and driv­ers who said how great the lights were and it was a very suc­cess­ful race,” he said.

“The main plan was to fin­ish the year pos­i­tively and get go­ing for next year.

“We want another great year and carry this mo­men­tum.

The Dirt Pro­fes­sion­als Founders Cham­pi­onship was hotly con­tested be­tween su­per street sedan rac­ers Brett Hardy and Sahge Walm­s­ley.

Walm­s­ley was dubbed cham­pion tak­ing home $1000.

Pic­ture: Supplied

Su­per street sedan win­ners Brett Hardey, Sahge Walm­s­ley and Bry­don Pickup.

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