WINNER: Aidan Raymont will be looking to repeat his win on Saturday night at the Kings Royal in January.
WINNER: Aidan Raymont will be looking to repeat his win on Saturday night at the Kings Royal in January. Elaelah Harley

Drivers gear up for Royal

SPEEDWAY: Modified sedan driver Aidan Raymont is full of confidence ahead of Kingaroy Speedway's annual Kings Royal in January.

Raymont was the first across the line at the Kingaroy club's meeting on Saturday night, the final chance for drivers to test their machines before Australia's richest modified sedan race.

At the three-day meeting on January 25-27 Raymont will be looking to go one better than his second place result in 2014.

"I'm just trying to fine tune the car. Kingaroy is a really technical track for us, so we definitely have to chase the car set up during the night, and hope it gets you to your goal in the end," he said.

"I've done a few different things to it than I would normally run here, so I'm just trying to do things to get that little bit extra.

"I'm pretty confident I'll have a good run but it's all about practise and getting the car where I need it to be to get to the pointy end."

Raymont was in good company on the podium on Saturday with Dennis Shallcroas finishing in second and two-time Kings Royal champion Greg Worling finishing in third.

It was another record-breaking night on Kingaroy's new surface on Saturday.

David Eggins set a new lap record of 14.801 in the wingless sprints and went on to take out the class ahead of Cody O'Connell and Josh Dreaver.

Kurt Wilson set a new record of 12.879 seconds in the lightning sprints but Jason Rae proved himself as the state's best to take home the Queensland title.

Sean Iacono was the runner-up and Tyler Stralow rounded out the podium.

Darren Kane set a new lap record to win the super sedans ahead of Matt Pascoe and Wayne Randall.

January's Kings Royal will mark the start of a big year for the club with the modified sedan Australian title to be decided in Kingaroy in April.

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