McDiarmid Looking For The Top Step At Nationals

by | Jan 21, 2019 | Latest News

Author : Jason Crowe – SSA Media

One of Western Australias most prominent Production Sedan drivers, Kane McDiarmid can not wait for this weekends MIXXFM, Speedway Sedans Australia, National Production Sedan Title, at the Western Speedway Hamilton.

McDiarmid knows exactly how hard titles are to win, having never podiumed in a State Title, despite being at the forefront of Production Sedan racing within the state for near on a decade. However, the West Australian has twice finished on the podium at a National level, finishing second in Moora in 2016, and third at Wahgunyah in 2017.

We have been working very hard for the last few months, to make sure that we have a package that is competitive enough to put us on the top step, but will need a touch of luck as always at a title, said McDiarmid.

We have raced at Hamilton a couple of years ago, contesting the Victorian Production title, we were a little unlucky that weekend, but had good car speed, so we have a bit of an idea of where we need to be and what setup to run which is always helpful when you travel a long way, he added.

After watching from the other side of the Country, McDiarmid was full of praise for the drive of fellow Sandgroper, Beau Riley, in the Victorian Title.

The thing to take away from the Victorian Title is that Beau gets to bring the Vic 1 back home and I am stoked for him, that was a top effort and we were cheering him on from over west! The Victorian title showed that the names that always pop up will be at the pointy end, McDiarmid added.

McDiarmid made an interesting assessment of the opposition this weekend, which augers well for a great weekend of racing.

Trevor Mills has been the driver to beat for a few years now. I think WA are bringing some very quick cars! Kyle Sayer will be on rails, the Musarra brothers plus a Blight then throw in with the likes of Laidlaw and Berkley from Queensland it will be a big weekend, he adds.

McDiarmid last raced over the new-year weekend at the prestigious Production Sedan Sizzle.

We had a good shake down at the Production sizzle in Geraldton a couple of weeks ago and are happy with the preparation and hopefully will have most bases covered!

Consistency is the key! Finish races and keep finding car speed! You can always look back and think what if I ran the top earlier or I made the car wider, but we are keen as ever to have a crack at the top step again!

McDiarmid again will present an immaculate car for the title and is proudly supported by:

Orebody Mining Services
Roar Fitness 24/7
Alpha Plant
Dale Signs
Team Banjup Racing
East 2 West Racing

Speedway Sedans Australia, will as always, provide full and comprehensive coverage of the event, including updates from Scrutineering and Practice, full results of Practice on the Facebook Page and Website along with Live Audio. Race Monitor will also be in operation across the course of the weekend. Speedway Sedans Live will be available on both nights of racing, with the streaming service, live, exclusive and free on our Facebook page. All results and stories will also be found on the Speedway Sedans Australia website and facebook pages across the weekend.

Junior Sedans will race on both nights, commencing at 4.30pm EDST

Nominations in roof number order.

A1 Trevor Mills NSW
N2 Andrew Cunningham NSW
V3 John Calderwood VIC
W4 Beau Riley WA
V5 Jack Milthorpe VIC
V7 Shane Hammond VIC
V8 Ryan Arnel VIC
V9 Shona Bent VIC
N11 Rodney Anderson NSW
W12 Rod Musarra WA
V13 Ben Barker VIC
N14 Matthew Hutchison NSW
Q15 Richard Cook QLD
Q17 Neil Keldoulis QLD
N19 Monique Bailey NSW
V21 Donald Irving VIC
W22 Rick Musarra WA
N23 Damien McAlister NSW
N24 James Hodak NSW
Q25 Selina Jennings QLD
V26 Gemma Laidlaw VIC
N27 Wayne Bourke NSW
N28 Stephen Brencher NSW
W29 Tim Maughan WA
W31 Kane McDiarmid WA
N32 Craig McAlister NSW
V33 Stephen Laidlaw VIC
V34 Adam Wilson VIC
V35 Steven Aldridge VIC
V37 Ryan Queale VIC
V39 Lucas Conder VIC
V47 Robert Aldridge VIC
N49 Johnny Ralph NSW
N52 Brent Croker NSW
N56 Justin Hawkins NSW
Q59 Joel Berkley QLD
W61 Jake Blight WA
N71 David Lord NSW
N79 Kiel Rosevear NSW
S87 Jayden Edwards SA
V91 Dehne Sparrow VIC
W95 Kyle Sayer WA
V98 Raymond Ussher VIC
V99 Pete Leonard VIC