Maryboroughs premier effort
MARYBOROUGH is fast becoming the place to be seen – for speedway drivers it seems.
Over the past couple of seasons, drivers keen to race on the Tinana track have reached record numbers and this season is proving to be no different.
So much so that Maryborough Sporting Car Club officials have had to add an extra meeting to the 2009-2010 calendar to satisfy those with a need for speed.
A meeting on April 10 has been added and that will feature the final round of the Modified Production Fraser Coast Drivers Championship and the Thunder Series for the V8 Late Models.
April promises to be a big month for Heritage City speedway fans as the week before the new meeting, a huge field of V8 Sprintcars will battle it out in the opening round of the Queensland Easter Trail on Good Friday.
Maryborough Sporting Car Club general manager and race commentator Ryan Harris said there was no doubt Maryborough Speedway is going from strength-to-strength.
“With the ever increasing size of the fields and the crowds we get, Maryborough has become one of the premier race tracks on the eastern seaboard,” Harris said.
“That’s a big call I know but just look at the support we’ve been getting.
“Our car counts are amongst the biggest anywhere in Australia and that’s been proved by the support we get from the drivers and fans from all over the country – it’s simply amazing.
“We now have competitors and spectators travelling from interstate to every single race meeting – it’s fantastic.”
Harris said more than 35,000 spectators came through the gate last season and he reckons that will be beaten this time around.
“We’ve been doing plenty of up-grading and the venue can now comfortably hold 6000 people.
“The future is looking great for us and I reckon that we’ll continue to pack the joint out judging by the support we get.”NEED FOR SPEED MEETINGS
- December 19
- January 1 and 2
- February 6
- February 27
- March 20
- April 2
- April 10
- May 1 and 2
- May 15
- June 12 and 13