Dirt Modifieds return to Maryborough Speedway
THE untamed roar of V8 Dirt Modifieds will fill Maryborough Speedway at one of the biggest events of the season to date.
The awesome machines headline next Saturday's program, with Formula 500s, Junior Sedans, Micro Sprints and Modlites rounding out another packed program.
It will complete a huge fortnight for Maryborough Speedway, which hosts the Qld Sidecar Title on Saturday. Not only will 21 teams compete for the championship, but support 500cc solos will use the opportunity as a final on-track practice ahead of their state title, which will be held at Maryborough on December 9.
"The top eight seeds from last year qualify but only 16 riders will be to compete,” Maryborough Speedway president Wayne Moller said the 500cc solos.
"We've got a full field this weekend and it will be their last hit-out before the titles.
"We have 21 sidecars altogether. Six of those are seeded but the rest will have qualify. They'll start about 3pm as they have to be finished before event starts.”
Moller said former world and current defending Queensland champion Darrin Treloar will be one of the favourites, though he will face tough competition from Brodie Cohen, Tyler Moon and Dave Hagel.
"Darrin is a national and former world champion so he's probably the number one driver in the field,” Moller said. "Those four riders are the bigger riders in the pack - I'd be extremely surprised if those four aren't in the final.”
Next week's event will see V8 Dirt Modifieds drivers descend on Maryborough to test the track ahead of the Queensland titles. The Maryborough Sporting Car Club, which is celebrating its 60th year, will host the state titles on February 17, though this will be the only event between now and then to include the V8s.