Bundy best racers set for the ultimate test

The racers that competed at Carina Speedway on Saturday. Drivers Hamish Derrick (top left), Sophie Montgomerie, Kaine Richters, Coen Herwig, Billy McDonald, Mitch Wogandt, Patrick Ray, Kurtis Peall, Hunter Heidke (bottom left), Abby Smith, A.J. McDonald, Taylor Burgess, Abbey Peall, Cooper Flynn. 235699 Picture: SHANE JONES

By Shane Jones

Bundaberg drivers will make up almost 20 per cent of competitors to take on the best of the rest at the junior sedan state titles.

This weekend, Roma will host the Speedway Sedans Australia Queensland state titles for juniors with nine members from the Bundaberg Speedway Sedan Club taking part.

The members will compete against 39 other competitors with 48 overall competitors taking part.

The nine members all come from the Top Stars and New Stars that compete in Bundaberg at Carina Speedway.

They include Kurtis Peall, brothers Billy and AJ McDonald, Kaine Richters, Mitchell Wogandt, Hamish Derrick, Abby Smith, Sophie Montgomerie and Coen Herwig.

And Darryl Mason from the Bundaberg Speedway Sedan club believes a couple of the drivers are solid chances of success.

“Kurtis Peall is one of the top juniors in the state and is a very patient driver, especially in feature races,” the secretary said.

“However, he will have to be at his best as Kaine Richters is in top form and has won several feature races recently.”

Mason said others, with their cars, should be there too.

“Billy McDonald and Hamish Derrick both have new cars but should account for themselves along with Mitch Wogandt.

“If luck goes his way, AJ McDonald should go well while Coen Herwig is ever improving.”

There will also be two girls competing with Smith and Montgomerie involved.

“Both have been driving with success in New Stars and aren’t afraid to mix it with the boys.”

While Richters and Montgomerie are members of the Bundaberg club the duo are also members of the Maryborough and Rockhampton club as well.

And Mason knows with the competition around the state, it will be tough.

“This will be the toughest nights racing that all the drivers have experienced this season and the Bundy Club wishes all the competitors, not just our members, a safe and successful title event where sportsmanship will prevail,” he said.

“May the best person be the champion.”