April 23, 2019
The South Burnett Speedway Club is hoping to break its all-time crowd record this weekend when it hosts the IBRP SSA National Modified Sedans title and the Australian Modlites title.
The club’s attendance record currently stands at 11,000 and was set at a Kings Royal meeting over three days.
Club officials hope this weekend’s events – raced over Friday and Saturday nights – will beat that number over two days.
The 2019 Modified Sedan Title has attracted 100 entries, just three short of the biggest field the event has ever drawn.
The quality of entrants is also very high, boasting 14 Australian champions who have won 16 national titles between them, along with 23 State title holders with a combined 60 titles to their names.
Gates at the Kingaroy Showgrounds open at 2:00pm on Friday and Saturday with racing starting at 4:00pm.
Fireworks will be a bonus on Saturday night.
Drivers are already pouring into Kingaroy ahead of the Titles.
Last year’s Modifieds champion, Cameron Waters, will be heading the line-up.
In between his speedway commitments, the Victorian drives a Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT in Supercars but he’s definitely no stranger to speedway.
His father Chris is a former two-time South Australian Modified Sedan champion, winning titles in 1995 and 1999. He also finished third in the 1999 National Title at Mildura.
Cameron will be bringing a new car that reportedly performed very well at a private shakedown a few weeks ago.
There’s also a host of other interstate drivers on the way.
Chris Hayden is coming from South Australia and Trent Quillerat from Tasmania.
Three West Australians will also be in the field, all having won State Titles, while Greg Stevenson will be coming up from the ACT.
There will also be three NSW drivers and 17 from Victoria.
The rest of the field is dominated by Queensland, with 74 drivers representing the home State.
In the Modlites, 37 drivers will be lining up for the title.
Local driver Travis Barron is expected to be a crowd favourite.
Don’t know what a Modlite is? Then head on down to Kingaroy Shoppingworld where Travis’ racer is currently on display.
The visit to Kingaroy isn’t just about speedway action for the drivers … they’ll also be relaxing on Thursday night with fans at a big calcutta dinner planned at Kingaroy Town Hall.
Half the proceeds of the calcutta will go to the winner of the Modifieds A Main.