WIDE BAY TITLE: National Modlites president Robert Hardy is excited about the sport's future.
WIDE BAY TITLE: National Modlites president Robert Hardy is excited about the sport's future. Matthew McInerney

Everything to gain for top-flight modlites field

A 17-STRONG field which features state and national champions has national Modlites president Robert Hardy excited about the Wide Bay Title race.

Queensland and South Australian titleholder Terry Leerentveld (right) will try to add another trophy to his burgeoning cabinet at Maryborough Speedway, though it won't come easily for the man considered as one of the hot favourites.

All state and the national champion are in the same race for the first time this year. Hardy said Australian champion Aaron Prosser would be tough to beat.

"Klinton Hancey is the NSW champion, and BK Halliday has come over from West Australia to run,” Hardy said. "There's plenty of other guys who will be itching to crack into them.”

Hardy said modlites were in a strong position at both state and national levels.

"It's really good,” Hardy said. "We've got 30-odd registered cars in the state. Nationally we're a bit closer to 70 (registered cars).

Hardy said the level playing field among cars made it enticing for drivers.

"They are a fast little car, everything is stock standard, they're controlled in body shape and tyres so they're cheap to run,” he said. "They are re a good fun car to drive and everyone likes them.”

Saturday night's race doubles as a final hit-out for the drivers ahead of the Queensland title, which will be held at Maryborough during the enormous end of year program.

The Queensland Modlites Title will be held across the first two nights of the three- night program (December 29-30), on a stacked card that includes the Junior Sedan Silver Crown Night, Wingless, and the Production Sedan Kurt Murdoch Classic.



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