BIG NAME: Steve Jordan in action during the National Production Sedans Title, held at Maryborough Speedway in April. He has won a NSW title, his first state title in 15 years, since then.
BIG NAME: Steve Jordan in action during the National Production Sedans Title, held at Maryborough Speedway in April. He has won a NSW title, his first state title in 15 years, since then. Blake Antrobus

NSW champion to race the Kurt Murdoch Classic

SPEEDWAY: He lasted just 17 laps in the A Main feature race the last time he competed at Maryborough Speedway, but Steve Jordan will return next week intent on taking the chequered flag.

Jordan raced the Q47 atop his car's roof when Maryborough Speedway hosted the national production sedans title in April, a championship won by Trevor Mills.

Next week, he races with a new number: No. 1.

Jordan won his first state title in 15 years when he claimed a three-second win from Daniel Henshaw at the New South Wales Production Sedans title race at Gilgandra on May 26.

A former national champion in 2011, Jordan is expected to be at the front of the field when some of the best production sedan drivers contest the Kurt Murdoch Classic at the Heritage City venue's blockbuster two-night event on December 29-30.

Queensland champion Chris Pagel, who won his state title at Kingaroy in April (where Jordan finished third), NSW state title runner-up Daniel Henshaw will also be on the start line.

Russell Cowley and Brendan Cowley will join Maryborough drivers, including Joel Berkley, Josh Arthur, Josh Harm and Travis Hutchison, in the 44-strong field.

The two-night event will also include the junior sedans silver crown, which will be the last opportunity 42 juniors get to test the track before the national titles from January 11 to 13.



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