Princess on track to reign
A PRINCESS will be hoping to be crowned the best in the business at Maryborough Speedway tomorrow night.
Her young brother will be doing his best to ensure that isn’t the case.
The 21-year-old Princess of Speed, Beenleigh’s Kristin Brown, will take on her 18-year-old brother, Charlie, yes, that’s his name – he’s no cartoon character either.
This young driver is the real deal when it comes to driving a Formula 500 unit so his sister will have her work cut out when the pair hit the track for round two of the Gold Cup series.
Charlie is leading the series after the opening round, from, you guessed it – his sister.
Maryborough Speedway commentator Ryan Harris said he was sure there would be no love lost when the Browns get the green light to go.
“Charlie has been dominating the Formula 500 scene for the past six months – he’s a superstar for sure,” Harris said.
“Saying that, his sister gave him a run for the money in round one and I am sure she will do again this time.
“She has plenty talent herself, so their battle should make for great viewing.”
But Harris said it wasn’t only the siblings who should be right in the mix come the end of the night.
“Maryborough is home to the current Queensland and Victorian champion, Dale Shilleto, and I am sure he won’t make it easy for anyone,” he said.
“Especially not on his home track.”
It won’t only be the flying Formula 500s that hit the track tomorrow.
The opening round of the Fraser Coast Drivers Championship for Modified Productions has attracted a massive field of 46 drivers from throughout Queensland and New South Wales.
Leading the field is current Queensland champion Aidan Raymont, while former Australian champions Todd Doyle and Greg Worling are also in the field.
Five Fraser Coast drivers will also be in action including the Hervey Bay duo of Brendon Bayfield and Steven Zahl along with Maryborough’s Travis Hutchison, Mick Shelford and Mitchell Thomsen.
Harris said the race for the chequered flag will be a hard-fought one.
“Modified Production racing is arguably the hardest and most entertaining racing in speedway – these guys are lunatics,” Harris said.
“There isn’t anything left to chance when it comes to this lot; they just rip each other apart trying to win and I love it.”
The V8 Late Models and Nostalgia Sedans are also on the menu.
Gates open at 2pm with racing from 4pm.