Brown proves he's a champion
MARK Brown has won the Mighty Midgets National Speedcar Super Series for the past four years.
The Sydneysider showed why at Tinana’s Maryborough Speedway on Saturday night.
Brown raced home to win the opening round of this year’s series after winning the 30-lap final by a few car lengths.
Brisbane’s Brock Dean finished second while another Sydney-based driver, Troy Jenkins, the New South Wales champion, finished third.
The midgets hit speeds of up to 140kmh in the home straight during the meeting and Maryborough Sporting Car Club general manager and race commentator, Ryan Harris, said there might be a few sore necks around the region because of it.
“These little machines are not called the pocket rockets of speed for nothing – they don’t leave anything in the tank,” Harris said.
“They go very, very, very fast to say the least.
“We had a crowd of 1100 and I’ve got no doubt that plenty of them left with a have a stiff neck after trying to keep up with them,” he laughed.
As for Brown’s victory, Harris said he had proven why he was a champion.
“He’s pure quality – he took the lead with a few laps to go in the final and stayed there,” Harris said.
“Nothing was going to get past him.”
However, Brown wasn’t the only driver to be given the chequered flag on the night.
Maryborough’s Scott Thomsen gave the home crowd plenty to cheer about after he won the opening round of the Street Sedans Stampede Series.
Gympie’s Lee Steffens won the final in the Super Street Series, while Kurt Wilson completed a great night for New South Wales drivers after he triumphed in the four Cylinder Sedan Super Series.