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13 August, 2021

Speedway fans in for a treat

SPEEDWAY fans are in for a treat this Saturday night from 6pm, when the Bowen Showgrounds roars to life with the sound of 14 Solo motorcycles gunning their engines at the start tape for the Bowen Industrial Hire ‘Bowen Bonanza’.

Supporting the Solos will be a great line-up of Sidecars, Classic Sidecars, Junior Solos and Formula 250 karts. A great show is assured with the riders all keen to grab a share of the $7000 prize pool.

 Local rider Dale Borlase will, as always, be very competitive, and he will be joined on the track by young guns Flynn Nicol and Jacob Hook (Current QLD U21 ONE AND TWO place holders), along with crowd favourites Josh Grajczonek and Kozza Smith.

 “I always enjoy riding at the Bowen track as it is a good track which has lots of options for the riders. And the crowd support in North Queensland is always great,” Dale said. Locals are also well represented among the Formula 250 Karts, with Brett Smith and Jenna Heidke keen to take a few dollars of the prize money from track regulars Kyle and Jason Sondergeld. 

 The sidecars will put on their usual high adrenaline show, with the showdown between the Brodie Cohen/Josh Murray and Tyler Moon/Adam Lovell outfits being a precursor to the Gary Moon Memorial next month.

“The team at North Queensland Speedway Riders & Supporters Club have been hard at work preparing the track, which is a favourite amongst the riders in the state. This race meeting is the start of an exciting six-week period for motorcycle racing enthusiasts in the district, with the Don River Dash being run in early September, and the Gary Moon Memorial speedway meeting on 25 September.

 “We hope to see lots of spectators out enjoying this event and the others after it,” said club president Matt Pilcher.   

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