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Sport & Events

1 August, 2022

Sprint cars set to race in Mareeba

ONE of the district’s best sporting venues will host another huge, high-octane speedway meeting this Saturday as the Mareeba Speedway hosts the ever-popular ‘Big Things with Wings’ event.


Sprint cars set to race in Mareeba

The V8 sprint cars return for round three of the 2022 North Queensland Championship, drivers from Brisbane will join a dozen locals and provide an exciting event for spectators to enjoy. 

The first two rounds showcased some great racing with Gwesyn Dalliston presently heading the championship on 314 points. 

Brian Walsh is second on 285 points while former top Australian side-car rider, Wes Jenkins, holds third on 262. 

An exciting inclusion will be former Tablelander Brodie Davis who is having his maiden sprint car race in the beautifully presented Leigh Holman’s 51NQ race car. 

Davis steps up from the Formula 500 ranks where he has shown good form down at southern tracks this year. 

The young nineteen-year old has a huge speedway heritage especially when it comes to the powerful sprinters, his father Scott and his mother Heidi Jonsson both drove sprint cars along with both grandfathers Graham Jonsson and Geoff Davis. 

Also, on the program will be round two of the Pro 1 Race Parts Super Street Sedan Tri Series. 

Sitting in third place in the series points is local Herberton campaigner Andrew ‘Macca’ McCreath who is a big chance of going to the top of the table on Saturday. 

Support classes will include Formula 500s, Super Sedans, Dirt Karts and Production Sedans.

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