Author : Jason Crowe – SSA Media
The Speedway Sedans Australia, JAC Civil, National Production Sedan Title, will be held at the Fraser Shores Maryborough Speedway on Saturday, 14 April 2018 and Sunday 15 April 2018, with seventy drivers entered, for the biggest Production Sedan National Title outside of Western Australia.
Eighteen year old Maryborough resident, Joel Berkley, will not have far to travel, but none the less is looking forward to the challenge of competing in his first senior National Title.
Berkley has been racing for eight years, and has competed in the previous two National Junior Sedan Titles, making last years National Final.
I have raced at Maryborough in Juniors previously before seniors, it is a great fun track. I won the Shannons Series in 2014/2015 and finished second in 2016/17. I finished fifth in the QLD Junior Sedan Title last season there, Berkley said.
Racing a BA Falcon in his first season in senior competition, Berkley admits to an up and down season to date. It has not been great, I had a lot of DNFs in feature races. A season highlight would have to be winning round three of the IBRP Series at Maryborough. I also won my first feature race in seniors at Rocky and had a good run at Sydney in the A Main, Berkley adds.
I am looking forward to racing on the new track surface and racing with the best cars in the country, Berkley said.
Berkleys ambition is to make the A Main, with the youngster most comfortable on a slick race track, suggesting that National Champion, Trevor Mills, Josh Harm and Matty Smith are three drivers he expects to see on the podium.
Joel Berkley would like to thank the following:
Fox Shock Lab
Pro 1 Race Parts
Fix it Auto Wreckers
Down Under Graphics
Maryborough Automotive Engineering
Speedway Sedans Australia will have extensive coverage of the National Title, with Live Audio on the Website on all three days of competition (including practice), along with access to Speedhive and Race Monitor. Speedway Sedans Live Streaming will be available on both nights of racing, while comprehensive reports will be posted on the Website and Facebook throughout the weekend, along with results across all three days.