Car races end on a big high
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.
Super street sedan winners Brett Hardey, Sahge Walmsley and Brydon Pickup.