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Sport & Events

13 June, 2022

Super weekend of speedway

ONE of the region’s biggest speedway events of the year will be held at Mareeba Speedway this weekend when the 2022 Camel Towing Queensland Formula 500 Championship and 2022 NQ Agricultural Services “Thunder in the Canefields” come to town.


From Saturday through to Sunday, the two events will bring hundreds of spectators, visitors and competitors to the speedway as they witness high octane racing like never before. 

The Queensland Formula Title has attracted a field of 22 nominations with teams coming from as far as Tasmania, New South Whale and, of course, other areas of Queensland. 

This includes current number one racer James Kennedy who will be seeking to defend his title.

Kennedy will travel up from Brisbane to defend his title but local Tableland entrants Brodie Davis, John Magro, Cameron Lowe and youngster Nate Campbell will not make it easy for him. 

On both nights, the “Big Things with Wings” with V8 Sprintcars, will contest round one of the “Thunder in the Canefields” event with round two of the series scheduled for the following weekend at Cairns Speedway. 

“The weekend is a huge commitment for our speedway and a lot of locals have put a lot of work into not only securing the two events but into organising and preparing for the weekend,” club president Scott Davis said. 

“We also would like to thank our sponsors and contributors to what will be one of our biggest events in the 50-year history of our local speedway.” 

Gates to the public will open at 4pm on Saturday with racing from 5pm and on Sunday, being a twilight meeting, the gates will open at 1pm with racing from 3pm.

The weekend's racing will also have a full program of support classes including Super Streets, Wingless Sprints and Junior Formula 500s Saturday night and then Modified Productions, Junior 500s, Wingless Sprints and Junior Dirt-Karts Sunday evening. 

The venue will have a fully stocked canteen and bar. 

Gate prices start at $60 per family.

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