Bad Intent has good run

FORMER Gladstonite Rodney Mackay has lived up to his nickname ‘Rocket’, winning round three of the Blown Lite at Mildura and maintaining his lead in the championship.

Owner and driver of Bad Intent, Rodney teams up with brother, Mick, who also lives in Gladstone and is the engine builder. Many a late hour is spent in Michael’s shed here in town getting the engine ready for race day.

At Mildura, Bad Intent was in the points from the first race, running second behind Nathan Wyatt in Blown Crazy after starting on poll.

Rodney got off to a flyer on day two, Bad Intent ripping off the line and taking the lead. The race was re-run following an incident, and Bad Intent grabbed the maximum 100-points.

There was a hiccup during race three on Sunday, when Bad Intent jumped gear and finished last.

It was down to the final race later that day, and it was a tight contest.

Bad Intent and Toxic, driven by Chris Edmunds, went at it neck and neck until the final straight, when Bad Intent got ahead after Edmunds applied the gas too soon.

Bad Intent finished with 386 points and on top in the championship.

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