Records were broken at Kingaroy Speedway's first meeting of the season.
Records were broken at Kingaroy Speedway's first meeting of the season. Claudia Williams

Record number of sedans to start at Kings Royal

SPEEDWAY: Kingaroy Speedway has received a record 75 modified sedan nominations for their upcoming Kings Royal on January 25, 26 and 27.

This is the sixth year of the event and is set to be the biggest.

The modified sedan races will see the best in Australia go head to head with the Australian champion Matty Smith, Queensland and NSW number one Rodney Pammenter and Victoria and South Australian number one Aidan Raymont all nominated to line up at the race.

Defending Kings Royal champion, Greg Worling will also line up ready to win the race for the third time.

With $10,000 on the line the Kings Royal has become a sought-after title among drivers.

Secretary of Kingaroy Speedway, Tanya Barron, said the club is very proud of the race it has built.

"With all the work that all the volunteers have put in over the last six to 10 years to make it possible it makes you very proud that drivers come from all over the country to race and makes you proud to be part of such a great club,” she said.

The club has received 175 nominations across all classes.

The modified sedans, production sedans and street stocks will open the racing on the Thursday night.

The modified sedans will return to the track on Australia day followed by the junior sedans.

The final night of racing will see the modified sedans title decided and the inaugural Queens Royal.

The club is excited to see 28 women take to the track for the Queens Royal.

"It's a fun thing to celebrate what women do to support, not only on the track but behind the scenes, so it is an appreciation for the women in the sport,” Barron said.

It will be an event the whole family can enjoy.

"We are very family friendly and we have got special thee-day passes available and fireworks on Saturday night,” Barron said.

"We are really looking forward to it and hope to see a huge crowd come and enjoy the Australia Day weekend with us.”

The record number of modified sedan nominations follows the announcement the Kingaroy Speedway will host the Australian national titles for the class in 2019 and the drivers will be looking to familiarise themselves with the track and test the limits of their cars.

A full program will be available on the Kingaroy speedway Facebook page next week.

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