The sixth Modified Sedan Kings Royal will be held this weekend at the Ian Boettcher Race Parts, Kingaroy Speedway, with a massive entry list, all attempting to win the $10000 first prize.
Seventy six drivers have entered the three night event which will have the National Champion, plus three current State Champions as part of the line-up.
National Champion, Matty Smith, will be joined by Queensland Champion, Rodney Pammenter, Victorian Champion, Aidan Raymont, and the well travelled West Australian Champion, Clint Noakes.
The field is a literal whos who of Modified Sedan racing, with the majority of the field having claims to winning the event, which has only ever had two winners, Greg Worling and Gavin Fletcher, both who have won it twice before, after the initial Kings Royal was washed out completely.
Worling is in this years field, and will again be hard to beat. Last year, Worling accounted for Brett Baxter, Rodney Pammenter, Lincoln Bath and Mark Raymont, while Justin Drew finished sixth. Worling can also lay claim to being the only driver in the history of the event, to finish all four Kings Royal Features.
The format for the event has changed over the years and this years is probably the most exciting.
Thursday night will see each driver afforded five hot laps, followed by two ten lap heat races each. Friday night will see each driver compete in three heat races each, again over ten laps. These will be the last heat races of the three night event. The points after two nights will then be accumulated with the top sixteen automatically guaranteed a spot in the A Main, but that may not necessarily be the starting positions, with every driver still having a chance to make the event. Drivers will be placed in to Dashes conducted over eight laps, with the first two drivers in each dash advancing to the back of the next. This exciting format, will enable a driver who may have had dramas on the opening nights of racing, to still make the 50 lap main race.
The entry list is the third largest in Royal history, but if all drivers start the event or even sixty nine of the seventy six entered, it will be the largest starting line-up in the events short but illustrious life.
Modified Sedans will be joined by Street Stock and Production Sedans on Thursday night, while Junior Sedans will be support act on Friday night. The inaugural Queens Royal will be held on Saturday night, with racing scheduled to commence at 5.15pm on Thursday.
All of the action will be broadcast live on Speedway Sedans Australias website, Channel 3.
A1 Matty Smith Q1 Rodney Pammenter V1 Aidan Raymont W1 Clint Noakes BB2 Tim Atkin MK2 Jason Boss L3 Greg Worling N3 Ross Nicastri RK3 Tony Gaunt G4 Glenn Pagel V4 Brock Atkins MK5 Kent Menzies V7 Justin Drew SB8 Aaron Seiler G8 Lee Steffens SB10 Pacey Clegg V11 Nick Cockerill VA11 Wayne Ramsdale GL11 Tony Coomber SC11 Steve Blackburn B12 Jake Hawkins MK12 Brodie Boss SB14 Matt Langton M15 Josh Arthur L15 Max Clarke SB17 Aaron Alcock MK19 Wayne Gilroy CN21 Johnno Collins M21 Kent Shelford N22 Paul Egan SC22 Shannon Blackburn SB24 Scott McDermott CR24 David Head CN26 Brett Brady G27 Mark Raymont CR27 Shane MacDonald SB27 Raymond Dales V29 Marcus Reddecliffe CR33 Darren Ciesiolka SB36 Ty Galley L36 David Jacobi SB44 Ashley Barron N45 Brad Wise V45 Peter Walters V46 Kye Walters SB48 Brett Barron SB54 Mick Shelford MK54 Darren Hawkings MK56 Darren Severs C58 Tim Weir SB59 Darren Lester V61 Matt Nelson CR62 Tim Smith L62 Jordan Biviano M63 Brayden Pacey SC63 Ty Francis B67 Jamie Love MK68 Gary Pagel B69 Steve Love CR69 Jason Schloss C69 Russell Harris RK71 Kev Young CR72 Shane Langton CR73 Lee Volk MK75 Myles Gilroy CR78 Peter Gray SB83 Jarrod Peacock V87 Aaron Bunton SB88 David Barbeler C89 TJ Horne ACT92 Clint Watson CR93 Jason Beer CR95 Kerry Lack G97 Brad Yarrow CR99 Wade Cunningham CR111 Peter White
Photo of National Champion, Matty Smith courtesy of Linda Savage
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