Moller to suit up in proddies, paints target on Berkley
THE BOSS: You will not be able to wipe the smile from Wayne Moller's face should he finish ahead of the No. 9 on Saturday.
The Maryborough Speedway president will juggle running the show with his return to the driver's seat in the production sedans, but Moller has one clear goal.
If he can knock off Joel Berkley, the form driver who has won five of his six starts this season, it'll make his night complete.
"If we get the setup right we might be able to run up front and knock Joel off his perch,” Moller said. "That'll be the aim.
"He might be a bit sad at work on Monday if we do but I guess we'll find out.”
Moller's last race was in a V8 sprintcar, in which he won a race but finished second in the feature race.
"You never forget,” he said.
"You might get a bit rusty and it takes a few laps to get back into the swing of things, but with these cars it's about the setup.
"You can have the most horsepower, the best car on the track, but if you haven't setup right and watched the track and what it's doing, you have to keep changing the suspension and changing the wheels to suit the track condition.
"There's a fine line between success and failure.”
In terms of his own chances, Moller said he was looking forward to the next step in what was a year-long project to get the car on the track.
"We'll find out soon won't we,” Moller said.
"It's been a long time, we've been going for 12 months trying to get the car ready to race.
"A lot of time and effort has gone into making sure everything on the car is right before we put it on the track and we've tried not to rush it.
"We've got all the tools there to run up the front. Brand new car on the track on the first night so hopefully there's not too many gremlins.
"It's pretty busy. I'm racing, dad's racing, my daughter is racing and Jayden Hancock is in the other junior sedan.”