SPEEDSTER: Brooke Etherden in her #75 Formula 500 car.
SPEEDSTER: Brooke Etherden in her #75 Formula 500 car. Contributed

Speedway action comes to Gladstone on Saturday

MOTORSPORTS: Round 1 of the Newsome's Tyre and Mechanical CQ Rumble Series roars into the Gladstone Show Society Speedway on Saturday with plenty of high-octane entertainment on offer.

The meet will feature 12 of Queensland's best Formula 500 drivers with the Josefski Family Racing team flying the flag for Gladstone.

JFR team boss AJ Josefski and 18-year-old Rockhampton driver Brooke Etherden will hope to give defending Rumble Series champion Brad Metcalfe a scare on the Gladstone track with the next four rounds being held at Rockhampton Speedway.

There will also be 12 AMCA cars to complement the Formula 500s, along with dirt bike racing, a demolition derby, burnout competition and fireworks display.

Josefski is encouraging interested spectators to come to the showground and witness the action.

"The Rumble Series has been running for a fair few years in Rockhampton and last year we decided to bring one to Gladstone to give the people a look at what the formulas are,” he said.

Josefski will pilot the #49 car and Etherden will be behind the wheel of the #75 car.

AJ Josefski will pilot the #49 car and Brooke Etherden will be behind the wheel of the #75 car.
AJ Josefski will pilot the #49 car and Brooke Etherden will be behind the wheel of the #75 car. Josefski Family Racing

It will be the youngster's second visit to the GSSS after racing at the Gladstone Show last month.

"I did a run around at the show meeting the other week and did a demo there,” Etherden said.

Etherden is entering her second year of racing Formula 500s and hopes to give the big boys and Josefski a run for their money.

"I try not to let them get ahead of me, hopefully I can get around the pointy end and take it lap by lap,” she said.

"I've beaten (Josefski) before and hope to do it again.”

Gates open at 3pm with racing from 6pm.



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