Doblos form in doubt
SPEEDWAY: The results are not getting any better for Rockhampton’s speedway ace Michael Doblo.
Currently competing in the Carline Mufflers National Super Sedan series, Doblo is well off the pace and would need to win the last four feature races starting with last night’s meeting held at Warrnambool.
With six rounds of the series gone, two cancelled with the weather, the normally competitive Doblo has yet to record a top-five finish in any of the feature races.
On Friday, the series was at Hamilton and it was Wayne Brims who took the majority of the points from the 35-lap feature race.
While Brims is not one of the series front-runners, now in sixth position and almost 700 points behind series leader Darren Kane, he was a clear winner, holding the lead throughout most of the race ahead of the very fast Matt Pascoe.
For Doblo the night was one of disappointment as once again he had a DNF (did not finish) to his name as he failed to make the cut in the B Main.
Doblo had predicted he would be competitive by the half-way point of the series, but at Mount Gambier on Saturday night that was not the case as he finished at the back of the field in the Feature event.
Leading the series is Darren “the Dominator” Kane, but it is a close run contest as Pascoe is just a handful of points behind.
The pair finished one and two after a great battle in the sixth meeting of the series with Hamilton winner Wayne Brims rounding out the top three.
While the news has not been good for Doblo, Ocean Tyres team-mate Chris Bussey has been racing consistently better and scored a top-10 finish at Mount Gambier.
Following last night’s meeting the series moves on to Avalon, Adelaide and then ends at Murray Bridge on January 24.
The next speedway meeting at Rockhampton is scheduled for January 23.