New super sedans in field
THE atmosphere will be electric, the noise pulsating and the action non-stop when the big boys of the track hit the Rockhampton Showgrounds tomorrow night.
Yes, the Super Sedans are back in town and they are here to put on a show.
And what a show it is likely to be.
Some of the best drivers from around the state will be on the track as the second round of the Freightliner Super Sedan series gets under way.
Adding to the thrills is the opening round of the Sport Engines Super Sedan Development series, which will also be on the program.
With racers like Matthew Williams and Craig Torr putting new vehicles on the track for the first time there will be plenty to race for.
Whether Williams and Torr can be competitive as they get used to racing new machinery will be seen, but one thing is certain, there will be some good drivers making it to Rockhampton to prevent locals for being successful.
Australia's current number one Super Sedan driver, Darren Kane, is one who will be among the pack and at the front of the field when it comes to tomorrow night's big feature.
While Super Sedans will take centre stage, there are three other categories on the race card.
Super Stockers always put together a good show and it will be no different for this meeting.
Last season's Australian number one Chris Ohl missed Rockhampton's last meeting, but he will be there to challenge his father Jeff Ohl this time.
Danny Lennon has caught the headlines more often for his failures to finish rather then victories in recent times.
Last time he raced at Blackwater, Lennon left the meeting with his vehicle the worse for wear and is still in the process of resetting the engine and gearbox.
“Danny assures me he will be ready for Saturday night,” Rockhampton Saloon Car Club publicity officer Mark Hogan said.
Hogan himself will be chasing victory, and with repairs made to his vehicle's steering system, will be one of the main racers.
While those four are always near the head of the Super Stockers field, Hogan believes Lee Briskey could be the one to challenge.
“He raced a few times last season in a brand-new car and he is a big threat as he is very fast,” Hogan said.
V8 AMCA Nationals are really blossoming with a massive field of 21 cars taking part this weekend.
Fender benders make up the program, but only seven cars will go round.
However, Central Queensland number one Warren Johnson will be taking part even though he is moved out of this class of car.
Clay Crouch went well in his XF Falcon last season while Steve Hogan in an EA Falcon has been showing good form.
Putting in a challenge for Commodores is young speedster Beau Saunders with the battle between those four drivers worth the entry fee.