May 2, 2018
The Kingaroy Junior Motorcycle Speedway Club held its third annual John Titman Golden Steel Shoe Challenge at the Kingaroy Showgrounds on Saturday, and it drew a big field of competitors.
“It was a fantastic day of racing with many of the heats coming down to the wire,” club secretary Tracey Tunstall said.
“Final standings came down to countbacks with points tied.”
This year’s winners were:
PeeWee and SuperLites
Jai Bainbridge, Corey Van Elswyk, Aliyah Goulding, Charlotte Goulding, Will Trace, Nate Andrewartha, Cohan Sanders
Flynn Nicol (1st), Cordell Rogerson (2nd) and Tate Zischke (3rd) with Blake Warrington, Liam Powell, Dane Walsh, Patrick Bowes and Jetzen Lyons.
Jacob Hook (1st), Cordell Rogerson (2nd), Flynn Nicol (3rd)
“This year our major sponsor, international speedway star John Titman was unable to attend due personal reasons, but sent his regards and wished all the riders well,” Tracey said.
“However we were very lucky to have Barry Newton with us.
“Barry is legendary around the speedway tracks, very encouraging of the riders and a fountain of information about all things speedway.”
Saturday was also the last day that up-and-coming South Burnett speedway rider Cordell Rogerson will be riding in the junior class.
“Cordell will be turning 16 shortly and stepping up to 500cc motorcycles,” Tracey said.
“He’s has been practicing and looks really good on it.
“But he says he’ll be sticking around at the club and giving back by helping out with the juniors.”
[Photos: Kingaroy Junior Motorcycle Speedway Club]