11 June, 2024

Speedway season opener success

A record-breaking crowd flocked to Mareeba Speedway recently for a “perfect” season opener for the 2024 season.

Pro Sprintcars winners Brodie Davis (centre), second place Ash Ewing (left) and John Magro (right).
Pro Sprintcars winners Brodie Davis (centre), second place Ash Ewing (left) and John Magro (right).

With all the speedway meeting rainouts on the East Coast this year, Mareeba had clear blue skies for their 2024 season opener on Saturday, 1 June, and featured five racing divisions: Junior Sedans, Formula 500s, Wingless Sprints, Super Streets, and Pro-Sprintcars. 

In the Junior Sedans, 10-year-old Jai Cotterell from Townsville took first place, followed by Cairns' Tyler Allen and Jaydyn Hawkins.

The Wingless Sprints saw mother-daughter duo Toni Chapman and Samantha Jones showcase close racing.

The Formula 500s had Townsville’s Mitch Whitman and Anthony Gunnel finishing first and second, with Cameron Lowe in third. 

The Super Street Sedans delivered thrilling races, with Townsville’s Brett Hardy winning, local Owen Jonsson in second, and Townsville’s Dean Daglish in fourth.

Pro-Sprintcars featured current Queensland Champion Brodie Davis, who dominated the event. Ash Ewing took second, and John Magro finished third.

Club president Scott Davis praised the turnout and said he was excited for their next meet on 29 June. 

“It was a huge crowd for our 2024 season opener, and I think we have hit on a winner by making sure we are catering for all the family,” he said.

“We will continue the theme nights with our next race meeting ... being a ‘Tradies Kids Night’.

“To finally get a meeting under clear blue skies was a huge blessing for race fans.”


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