LOCAL HOPE: Ashleigh Moller will be among Maryborough's drivers at the title race.
LOCAL HOPE: Ashleigh Moller will be among Maryborough's drivers at the title race. Cody Fox

Moller wary despite her home track advantage

MOLLER: The thrill of the fight will ensure local hope Ashleigh Moller rises up against her junior sedans national title rivals.

The 15-year-old will be one of many Maryborough drivers in the historic 82-car field.

She and her team have done the time on her vehicle, but it will be up to Moller to take her chances among the best young drivers in the country.

"I'm a little nervous but really excited, I came top 10 in the silver crown at the last meeting at Maryborough,” Moller said.

"I reckon I'm in with a good chance of making the A Main, probably not winning but getting a place.

"There's a lot of drivers who are the same, but there's a lot of drivers coming from across Australia. There's a bit of tough competition but we'll stick it in and hope for the best.”

Her goal is to make the feature race, which would give her a chance to win the title.

When they're face to face on the heat of the track, it will be up to Moller to stay hungry and focused on the car in front - or chasing the chequered flag.

The key will be to stay safe during the heats. So much can change in an instant Moller and her rivals will need a bit of luck on their side to progress.

"Everybody has different abilities, but you just have to adapt to the track,” she said.

"It's purely luck so you have to be careful and stick to the rules. Just be wary but try go out there and try your hardest.”

Moller will employ her pre-race ritual which includes listening to a playlist of mostly 1980s classics headlined by Survivor's Eye of the Tiger, to get into race mode, before she tries to trade her passion for a national speedway title.



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