Outlaw to be CQ-law
MOTORSPORT has become a family affair for Gogango speedway enthusiast Jeff Ohl.
Ohl, 52, has his sights on backto-back titles at the Australian Outlaw Sedan Championships in Mackay this weekend.
With last night's action washed-out, the defending champion is the man to catch when the nation's best super stockers roar onto the track tonight.
For Ohl, speedway racing is an opportunity to share a common interest in cars with his four sons, David, 31, Wayne, 28, Christopher, 24, and Anthony, 23.
"All the boys help out with the car,'' Ohl said yesterday.
"I've also got a daughter (Leissa) who barracks from the grandstand.''
Just 12 months ago Ohl and his dedicated support team arrived at the national titles as an unknown quantity after making a longawaited return to the sport.
But the comeback king knows it will be a tougher challenge this time around in his Chrysler Centura to take the chequered flag.
"It's going to be a battle to do it, there are some quick cars up here,'' Ohl said.
Also leading the Central Queensland title hunt are fellow Rockhampton drivers Danny Lennon and Craig Torr.
Drivers from Brisbane, Toowoomba, Mareeba, Cairns, Townsville, Gladstone, Blackwater and Mackay will hit the track this afternoon for final qualifying before tonight's 40-lap final.