Former international speedway solo motorcyclist champion Greg Kentwell was one of the members of the Historic Speedway Association of Australia in action at the Maryborough Park and Equestrian Centre on Saturday as part of the city’s annual Car and Ute Spectacular.
Former international speedway solo motorcyclist champion Greg Kentwell was one of the members of the Historic Speedway Association of Australia in action at the Maryborough Park and Equestrian Centre on Saturday as part of the city’s annual Car and Ute Spectacular. JOCELYN WATTS

Speedcars are hot to trot

A VERY different type of horsepower starred on the trotting track at the Maryborough Park and Equestrian Centre on Saturday.

Members of the Historic Speedway Association of Australia made sure of that.

Eight cars from the association took centre stage on the track as their drivers showed what they could do in their speedcars during four spirited demonstrations.

The cars were in town as part of the annual Maryborough Car and Ute Spectacular.

Among the drivers hitting the track in cars that are worth more than $60,000 was a man who used to star on two wheels, former international speedway solo motorcyclist champion, Greg Kentwell.

The Noosa-based Kentwell is one of the 140 or so members of the association.

Historic Speedway Association of Australia president, Brisbane’s Brian Farley, said the demo day had been a great success.

“It was the first we had been invited here and we had a ball,” Farley said.

“So did the spectators watching us judging by what we were told after – some said it was the best thing they’ve seen here for ages so that’s a great compliment.”

And it won’t be long before spectators get another chance to see drivers such as Kentwell go around again.

“We’ve been invited back to perform in the Fraser Coast Show so that’s good,” Farley said.

“We’re keen to put on another good show.”

As for the track, Farley said it was ideal for the demonstrations.

“It was like what we used to race on all those years ago,” he said.

“It was just like turning back the clock – it was a great day.”



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