Poland too good on the night

POLAND'S Lukasz Romanek has won the opening round of the Ivan Mauger International Golden Helmet Series after showing unbeatable form at the Rockhampton Showgrounds on Saturday night.

Romanek won from the Czech Republic's Patrik Linhart, John Oliver and Rockhampton's Luke Kluver.

Linhart and Kluver were in a battle for second and third places for the majority of the four-lap final before mechanical problems pushed Kluver back into fourth.

A crowd of about 2000 watched the thrilling motorcycling action and fender bender and super stocker feature races on the night.

Rockhampton's Darren Saunders, driving his son's Cortina, won the 10-lap fender bender feature race from Rockhampton's Bradley Slattery and Mark Hogan.

In the 15-lap super stocker final Rockhampton's Roy Boase pipped Tony Owen on the line with Rockhampton's Joel Thomas in third.

Owen led for most of the race before Boase produced a flying final lap.

Central Queensland speedway fans are again expected to flock to the Rockhampton Showgrounds on November 16 for the World Series Sprintcars Championships.

The series, with more than $580,000 in prizemoney, races off at Archerfield on November 12 before heading to Rockhampton for round two.

REVVED UP: Motorcycle solo riders Lukasz Romanek (left) and Patrik Linhart, part of Ivan Mauger Golden Helmet Series at Rockhampton Showgrounds.



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