Spiderman Dene climbs to top
DENE McAllan powered his way into the history books at Maryborough Speedway on Saturday night.
The long trip from Perth proved to be worth it after McAllan became the first West Australian to win the Queensland Midget Speedcar title.
Ryan Harris, the Maryborough Sporting Car Club president and race commentator, said McAllan didn’t waste any time in letting the crowd know just what winning the title meant to him.
“He was so excited when he won the race – he climbed up the fence like Spiderman,” Harris said.
“The crowd went nuts.
“They thought it was cool.”
But McAllan wasn’t the only visiting driver to triumph in Tinana.
Brisbane’s Matt Pascoe finished first in the V8 Super Sedans Freightliner Championship Series while Gympie’s Dempsie Pails won the V8 Super Sedan Sports Engines Development Series final.
Redcliffe youngster Jayden Peacock also finished the night on top, winning the Junior Street Sedans feature race.
Not all the visiting drivers enjoyed their visit to Maryborough though.
Australian Super Sedans champion Darren Kane crashed out of contention in one of the heats.
Of the locals in action, the Thomsen brothers, Scott and Mitch, starred in their divisions.
Scott won the Street Sedans (Queensland Grand Prix) while his younger brother won the Junior Sedans (round one of Col’s Fibreglass Stars Series).
Another local youngster, Hervey Bay’s Kayla Barron, who won her first feature race a couple of weeks ago, finished fifth in the Junior Sedans.
Despite finishing out of the trophies, Barron said she had a good day of racing.
“It was excellent,” the 16-year-old said.
The next meeting at Maryborough Speedway will be on November 14.