Jason Grundy in the A-Grade race.
Jason Grundy in the A-Grade race.

Drivers roll in for Round 5

THE fifth round of the Queensland Mower Racing Series rolls into Maryborough this Sunday.

Fraser Coast Mower Racing Club president John Dodds said more than 30 drivers and their souped-up four-wheelers would be in town for the event.

"Most blokes turning up have been to our track before, so we let them shake their mowers down and make sure they're okay, and then racing goes from 10am to about 2.30pm," he said.

"People will accumulate points and it will go towards a state title-type thing."

 

ABOVE: Dave Lowe rounds the first bend in the B-Grade Mower race held in February this year.
ABOVE: Dave Lowe rounds the first bend in the B-Grade Mower race held in February this year. Alistair Brightman

Dodds said a champion won't be crowned before the season's end in December, but that performances all this year were important leading to the sport's State of Origin series in 2014.

 

"It is New South Wales versus Victoria versus Queensland in Dubbo next year," he said.

"We haven't had any official nominations yet for Maryborough but typically we'd get half a dozen guys from Maryborough, same from Sunshine Coast and same from Brisbane."

Dodds said spectators would be well catered for this Sunday, with the sport offering plenty in the way of adrenaline, skill and variety, particularly at the technical Maryborough track.

Tickets for spectators are $5 for adults, under 12s free.

RIGHT: Glen Forrester out in front.
RIGHT: Glen Forrester out in front.

Fraser Coast Mower Racing Club track is next to Maryborough Speedway.



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