Super Sedan Association Media Release
Super Sedans return to Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway this Saturday night (November 26), with another star-studded field to contest round five of the 2016/2017 Think Money Championship Series presented by AFCO Shock Doctor. Four Australian Championship winners will hit the track to challenge series leader Mark Pagel, who has enjoyed a sensational start to the season with two feature race wins (Bundaberg and Rockhampton) and podium finishes in the other two rounds, including a runner-up finish behind Steve Jordan during their last appearance here at Archerfield.
Previous round winner Darren Kane will be looking to make amends for his last Archerfield outing when he looked in control until a uncharacteristic error proved costly and resulted in a 7th-place finish. However, the two-time national champion bounced back brilliantly to win collect consecutive feature race wins, firstly in Sydney and then again in Toowoomba two weeks ago where he finished ahead of Pagel and Matt Pascoe. Also a former national titleholder, Pascoe has been a model of consistency so far this season and even though he has finished on the podium at every event he has contested, rest assured that he will be hankering for a win this weekend. At the previous event at Archerfield last month, Pascoe thrilled with the willingness to tackle the outside line, only to have his efforts fall short in that he had to settle for third spot behind Steve Jordan and the ever-present Pagel.
Jordan is another who enjoyed an impressive start to the season, finishing inside the top four in the opening three rounds before failing to go the distance in Toowoomba and losing ground in his chase for the championship. However, with an obvious liking for the Archerfield circuit, Jordan will be confident of repeating his round two result and narrowing the gap to Pagel in the championship standings. After a slow(ish) start to the season with a 7th-place result in the opening round, Ian Brims has been terrific since with top four finishes in all subsequent starts, including a podium result in round three in Rockhampton and, like Jordan, he drives the Archerfield track particularly well.
If experience counts for anything though, it might just be Wayne Randall or Victoria’s Michael Nicola, who have probably contested more Super Sean events than the rest of the field combined, standing tall atop the podium at the conclusion of Saturday night’s 40-lap feature race. Both drivers are yet to produce their best form thus far this season, although Randall did finish second in Rockhampton, but the combined record of success that both drivers have accumulated in state and national championship events over lengthy careers ensures that they will at the forefront of the action.
Defending series champion Sean Black has struggled so far this season, so look for the Toowoomba gun to go hard this weekend and, with a mix of youth and experience amongst the remainder of the 17-car field, the only certainty is that the there will be action aplenty when the Super Sedans hit the track on Saturday night for Think Money and AFCO Shock Doctor.
Qualifying heats will determine the provisional starting order for the feature event before the top eight pointscorers take part in the Penrite Grid Draw to finalise the first four rows of the grid.
2016/2017 Think Money Super Sedan Championship Series round five nominations: Mark Pagel, Ian Brims, Matt Pascoe, Nicholas O’Keefe, Craig Craft, Steve Jordan, David O’Keefe, Wayne Randall, Darren Kane, Mick Nicola, Sean Black, Jack Childs, Rodney Craft, Bob McCosker, Mark O’Brien, Tony Brinkmann, David Musch
The 2016/2017 Think Money Super Sedan Championship Series is proudly supported by:
Ian Boettcher Race Parts
AFCO Shock Doctor
B&J Car Sales
Queensland Speedway Spares
Dominator Race Wear
M&N Car Carriers
Speedway Sedans Australia
Brisbane Truck Centre
Ford Wreckers Redcliffe
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