A quick wash is all Aaron’s car needs for race season
A QUICK wash of his Daihatsu Charade is all the preparation Aaron Hearn needs to tear up the Rockhampton speedway track.
The Rockhampton junior speedway driver was yesterday preparing to put his 2014 race season into gear this weekend as Rockhampton Saloon Car Club hosts its second speedway of 2014.
Making some final adjustments to his car while working at Buddy's Fire Sales and Service, the 14-year-old was full of confidence heading into tomorrow night's meet.
"I'm pretty excited and keen to get out there," Hearn said.
"I should do well as I have been racing well and recently placed ninth out of a field of 25 drivers down at the Wide Bay Junior Title event.
"My car is all ready to go for this weekend, we've fine-tuned a few things and all I have left to do is give it a wash."
Hearn finished second in the junior feature behind Daniel Johnson at the last Rockhampton meet.
With Johnson away racing in Kingaroy for the weekend, Hearn looked like the favourite to take out this weekend's meet but said he would have plenty of drivers hot on his wheels.
What: Super Stockers, Fender Benders, AMCA Nationals, Juniors and Super Sedans
When: Saturday, 6pm
Where: Rockhampton Showgrounds
"My biggest competition this weekend is going to come from Brooke Etherden," he said.
"The junior competition in Rocky is definitely improving.
"There are a lot more drivers coming up from down south and joining locally.
"It's good to see and provides a lot more competition for us."
While the local competition was his current focus, Hearn said he was also in preparation for the Queensland Junior Speedway Titles.
"I'm hoping to start going away to race a lot more in places like Kingaroy and am looking forward to the Queensland title here in Rocky on March 1," he said.
"Having the Queensland title at home is going to be a big advantage for me because I know the track and my car is suited to it."
Joining Hearn in the junior division this week is Zachary Maxwell, Etherden, Kiya Schnabel, Brock Chopping, Brandon Heintjes, Tommy Muir, BJ Muir and Beau Smithwick.
Tomorrow night's speedway features super stockers, fenders benders, AMCA nationals and round seven of the Queensland Super Sedan Series.