Speedway Sedans Australia News
Author : Jason Crowe – SSA Media
Corbets Group Mothar Mountain Speedway race meeting made all of the promises that is was going to be, an absolutely unforgettable, action packed night of racing with large fields of nominations across all divisions.
The second running of the Zinc 96.1 Production Sedan Race of Champions attracted a huge field of competitors showcasing the high prestige the event has gained with drivers
The heats produced extreme amounts of speed and close paint swapping action that has become the norm on the Mountain for Production Sedans.
Maryboroughs Joel Berkley continued his good early season form to become the first qualifier for the final. He was joined by fellow Maryborough driver Josh Arthur and Gympie based drivers Daniel Henshaw and Rory Evans for the four by four final for the Title.
Josh Arthurs attempt to win the Zinc 96.1 Race of Champions came to an abrupt end in heat one when he damaged his machine in contact with the fence in the main straight.
Joel Berkley narrowly won heat one from Daniel Henshaw and Rory Evans.
Heat two saw the demise of Rory Evans with front end damage. Joel Berkley again went on to narrowly defeat Daniel Henshaw over the four laps.
The third heat turned out to be a match race between Berkley and Henshaw with Berkley eventually won.
Berkley was declared the winner of the Zinc 96.1 Production Sedan Race of Champions 2018 from Henshaw, Evans and Arthur.
Zinc 96.1 has already indicated their support for the event in 2019.
The Production Sedan Feature Race that ended the activities on the Mountain was another classic. With a number of stoppages ensuring that the field was close together for the majority of the twenty lap distance, the action just kept on coming.
Rory Evans and Daniel Henshaw battled for the lead for most of the race. Joel Berkley made a very rare error about mid race that saw him drop back through the field. He was unable to get back to the front.
Daniel Henshaw took the lead on the final lap to record a memorable victory from Rory Evans, who is only in his first season of Speedway competition. Sunshine Coasts Brendan Cowley came home third.
Details from Paul Gannon
Photo of Daniel Henshaw courtesy of Mr Click