Mixed night for Gladstone's Sedan drivers
MOTORSPORT: The best of the Gladstone young speedway drivers produced solid performances at the 2018 Queensland Junior Sedan Title and have set their sights on the Junior Sedan Piston Cup series on March 31 in Rockhampton.
Abi Meehan and Nikolas Keeley finished eighth and 10th respectively in an event which was rounded out by Bundaberg's Casey Collins, Casey O'Connell (Brisbane) and Rockhampton's Katie Storey.
Gladstone speedway spokesperson Mickey Meehan said Joel's night ended prematurely.
"He had a great three heats and qualified to start 10th in the final where he worked his way up to take over seventh position before something broke sending him into the concrete wall," she said.
"Nik Keeley had a few dramas before the night even started, but driving well throughout his heats seen him start from position 11 in the final and finishing 10th in the A Main."
Dakota Laverty, Zac Maxwell, Jackson Thomas had misfortunes through varying reasons.
Dakota, in her new four cylinder fuel-infected Charade, qualified to start eighth before engine trouble halted her night after just six laps.
"Zac Maxwell had to race his way into the A Main Feature, but not having enough points for direct entry, Zac won the B Main feature which then gave him starting position 17 in the A
Main feature. Unfortunately he was unable to complete the feature due to a racing incident," Meehan said.
Abi's car had engine woes in heat's one and two before she got enough points to qualify for the A Main feature race. She finished eighth after she started in 16th position.
Abi, Nikolas, Dakota and Joel will also be running various places over the next couple months and they are in Gympie, Maryborough, Bundaberg, Kingaroy and Blackwater.