Super Sedan class
MOTORSPORT: Super Sedan winner Bob McCosker said all went smoothly during the Central Queensland Rumble Series on Saturday night.
It came despite some tricky conditions on a track designed for two wheels at first.
"I guess the initial heats were run on a track that was prepared for bikes,” McCosker said.
"It's difficult for cars and is a very slick track and therefore hard for cars to perform.”
He said the degree of difficulty became easier as the night work on and when the features began, McCosker got his car to "talk”.
"Once the features started, and once the initial slipperiness from the water that they put on at the start disappeared, the final laps of the feature race were controllable,” McCosker explained.
"We finished well and the set-up of the car was as close to how we wanted it.”
The night was not so good for fellow drivers Rod Gough and Graham Elliott and their nights finished early.
"Rod's car dropped a valve while Graham's car had trouble with his oil pump and drive belt and he was also unable to finish,” McCosker added.
He said it was good to see more drivers coming to town and hopes that trend is to continue.
"It was good racing and hopefully the fields keep on growing and give the people a chance to see what they can do,” McCosker said.
The crowd size was smaller than usual and McCosker said it was difficult to program an event without anything else on.
The final round of the Central Queensland Drag Racing was on as well on Saturday night.
"It's a full calendar and hard to slot in a date,” McCosker added.
"Congratulations to the Gladstone Show Society on putting on such a great speedway.”
McCosker's next assignment as in Archerfield in Brisbane next Saturday night.