Kingaroy Speedway revved up for milestone event
THE best speedway drivers in the country are in Kingaroy, gearing up to race for top honours in the sport.
National Modified Sedan Title and Modlites Australian Title racing will take off at the Kingaroy Showgrounds tonight.
It is a milestone two-day event for Kingaroy Speedway which has been working towards hosting the modified sedan title for nine years.
The annual Kings Royal, held at Kingaroy across Australia Day, was born out of the club's disappointment at not being awarded the event in the past.
The event has since become the richest modified sedan race in Australia.
Kingaroy Speedway's Tanya Barron said the success of the Kings Royal was the reason the national title had attracted 100 nominations.
"It is one of the biggest events we have ever hosted and the first time we have ever had a modified sedan and modlite title," she said.
"With 100 nominations, it is unbelievable and it has exceeded our expectations."
Drivers have been in the South Burnett since Easter, because for many it is more than two days of racing.
"It is not just about speedway, it is a community that come and catch up with each other," Barron said.
She is expecting to see a record crowd turn out to see the action at the showgrounds and she can't wait to see all the hard work from the dedicated volunteers pay off.
"The most rewarding part for me is when you have a look at the crowd on the last night and see everyone having fun," Barron said.
"It makes it worthwhile because they have come to the event we hosted."
Racing starts at 4pm today and continues for the final night of racing at 4pm on Saturday.