Sydney’s Mark Brown will be one of the 30 drivers in action during round four of the Mighty Midgets National Speedcar Super Series at Maryborough Speedway in Tinana this weekend.
Sydney’s Mark Brown will be one of the 30 drivers in action during round four of the Mighty Midgets National Speedcar Super Series at Maryborough Speedway in Tinana this weekend.

Midgets race in Super Series

YES, THEY are officially called midgets.

However, these little vehicles are not short of one thing – plenty of grunt.

Thirty of them will prove that at Tinana’s Maryborough Speedway during round four of the Mighty Midgets National Speedcar Super Series on Friday and Saturday night.

Those hitting the track at up to speeds of 140kmh in the home straight will include some of the very best drivers in the business.

Sydney’s Mark Brown will be one of them.

He’s the defending champion and the current lap record holder at Maryborough with lightning quick time of 12.993.

But you can be sure that Brown won’t get it all his own way – there are plenty of other talented drivers in the starting line-up.

Current series leader, another Sydneysider, Nathan Smee, will be on track to impress as will Western Australian flyers Scott Glazebrook and Keith Giles.

Victorian Harley Bishop will also get the green light to entertain and he knows what it takes to win in Maryborough after he won a round in the series here last year.

However, they will face a big challenge from Brown if they want to get the chequered flag.

He’s on a mission.

“I have some unfinished business in Maryborough,” Brown said.

“It (Maryborough) is one of the few places that I haven’t won a feature race and I want to change that statistic.

“I was pipped on the post by Harley (Bishop) last season so you could day that I am determined and focused to make amends for that disappointment.”

When asked just how fast the midgets could go, Maryborough Sporting Car Club general manager and race commentator, Ryan Harris, didn’t stall in answering.

“Very, very, very fast,” Harris said.

“They are not called the pocket rockets of speed for nothing I can tell you and I reckon the lap record will come under attack.

“You’ll get a stiff neck trying to keep up with them,” he laughed.

But Harris said it wasn’t only the midgets that will be the spotlight.

“This is the best line up of divisions and drivers so far this season and there is something for everyone,” he said.

“If this doesn’t turn on, you don’t have a switch.”

Racing starts at 5pm on Friday and at 4.30pm on Saturday.

Need for speed

Friday’s menu

Midget Speedcars - National Super Series

Modified Productions - Fraser Coast Drivers Championship

V8 Super Sedans

Saturday’s menu

Midget Speedcars - National Super Series

Modified Productions - Fraser Coast Drivers Championship

Street Sedans

Junior Street Sedans

Nostalgia Sedans



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