FAVOURITE: Mitch Ward with his modified bike he will be putting through the paces on Saturday afternoon and night.
FAVOURITE: Mitch Ward with his modified bike he will be putting through the paces on Saturday afternoon and night. Mike Richards GLA220217DRAGS

Benaraby drags to mark the end of season

MOTORSPORT: No winners have been decided until Saturday night.

That's the scenario for several riders and drivers ahead of the finals round of the Central Queensland Drag Racing Association competition at Benaraby Raceway.

CQDRA president Lee Davis expects there to be some close racing as competitors strive to get as close to their dial-in times as possible.

"The last round will be the deciding factor in who takes out the title in their respective class," Davis said.

"Many of the brackets are separated by only a few points with a couple only having one point between first and second."

Gladstone riders and drivers are in the mix.

"There are three brackets where Gladstone's Mitchell Ward has been consistent all year and is leading the Modified Bike bracket leading into this weekend's racing," Davis said.

"Craig McVie is also top of the leader-board in the Super Street bracket and a strong performance on Saturday will see him take the title this year."

Gladstone Junior Dragster racer Tayla Kelly will hope to replicate last year's results and take out the title again.

"Racing is expected to be tight across the seven brackets, especially with not only a class result to be decided, but also the much coveted track champion to be decided also," Davis said.

"This award is open to all racers, the racer who wins the most points overall over the entire year will take out the trophy."

Full bar and numerous food vendors will be on site.

PROGRAM

Friday: Off Street racing 6-10pm @ Benaraby Raceway

Saturday: CQDRA finals

- 7 classes

- Gates open 10am

- Scrutineering from 11am-1pm

- Qualifying 1-5pm

- Racing from 5.30-10pm



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