Kane's keen to be able
DARREN Kane couldn't be caught in May.
He'll be hoping to be just as elusive when he returns to Maryborough Speedway tomorrow night.
The former two-time Australian champion was a man in a hurry at the same venue earlier this year when he won the inaugural $12,000 Fraser Coast Classic for V8 Super Sedans.
The Brisbane-based flyer showed his class in the 40-lap final after starting from pole and staying there, winning by more than half a lap.
A new season roars into action at Maryborough Speedway tomorrow night and Kane is aiming to carry on from where he left off during the opening round of the Queensland Championship Series for V8 Super Sedans.
But you can be sure Kane won't be getting it all his own way – there will be plenty of other quality drivers on track.
Other notable drivers in the field include Steve Jordan, Bevan Collins, Steve Pearce, Craig Torr and Tim O'Shea.
With the Queensland Series champion this season winning a new car, it comes as no surprise that Kane said he was keen to get a good result in the Heritage City.
“The team is hoping for a really big season and we want to start the ball rolling in Maryborough,” he said.
“We want to charge out of the gate and start the series well.
“It we can do that, that will be great.”
Kane said he loved racing in Maryborough.
“It (racing here) gives us drivers a great buzz,” he said.
“There is always a big vocal crowd and I am sure it won't be any different this time.”
Maryborough Speedway general manager and race commentator Ryan Harris said he was looking forward to the season opener and was expecting another big crowd.
“It's a great looking field and I can't wait to see these guys turn it on,” Harris said.
“You better not blink if you come and watch – you might miss something the way these guys drive.
“They don't leave anything behind.”
But it won't only be the V8 Super Sedans on the menu for speedway fans tomorrow.
Formula 500s will contest the opening round of the Gold Cup Series and there will also be Street Sedans, Nostalgia Sedans and a big field of Junior Sedans.
Gates open at 2pm with racing from 4pm.