Super Sedan Association Media Release
The chase for the 2016/2017 Think Money Championship Series continues this weekend with a stout field of Super Sedan racers converging on Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway for round eleven on Saturday night (March 25) presented by B&J Car Sales and Brims Concrete. Series leader Mark Pagel leads the field into battle as he looks to put the championship beyond doubt, fresh from his runner-up result in the previous round at Kingaroy. As is the case with every Super Sedan Association (SSA) event, the field is stacked with many of the very best drivers in the country and this week is no exception, with the 21-car field including six state and national title winners with a cumulative total of 22 championship wins between them.
Pagel started his season with a flourish and has been a consistent accumulator at every round, keeping himself at the top of the championship standings despite the level of competition that he has faced at every round. Currently sitting second overall in the standings, Queensland champion Matt Pascoe has put in some spectacular performances throughout the season, none more impressive than his drive into third place last weekend at Kingaroy, finishing less than half a second behind Pagel after the pair swapped positions in the closing stages. Pascoe enjoys racing at Archerfield and has experienced plenty of success at the track, including the previous Think Money Championship round staged at the Brisbane circuit last month.
After taking out round two of the series at Archerfield in October, Steve Jordan has struggled to reproduce the same form and, after a few weeks on the sidelines, he will be looking to bounce back big time on his home track with another feature race win. Wayne Randall, meanwhile, will just be hoping to have seen the last of the misfortunes that have plagued him this season. The most experienced driver in the field, Randall has been very fast on several occasions, only to find himself unable to convert that speed into the consistently good results we have come to expect from him. Having crashed out last weekend when a group of cars decided to pile up in front of him, if he can get through the night without incident, look for the veteran to be somewhere near the front of the field in the 40-lap feature race.
Although only racing sporadically these days, Wayne Brims is always a huge threat when he appears and, having finished third at Archerfield in February, the six-time state titleholder will be itching to score his first feature race win for the season. Likewise, Ian Brims is also due a visit to victory lane in what would be a fitting reward for the former New South Wales champion who is one of the most reliable and consistent racers in his support of the championship.
Defending series champion Sean Black is another still seeking his first win of the year and, whilst he is out of contention to win back-to-back titles, a fourth-place finish last weekend suggests the Toowoomba racer will very much be contender for feature race honours.
Also competing this weekend will be David Musch, Tony Brinkmann, Travis Barron, Mark O’Brien, Bob McCosker, Barry Craft, Brian Trevithick, Craig Craft, David O’Keefe, Glenn Knox, Jack Childs, Rodney Craft and Nicholas O’Keefe, with newcomer Ed Doherty returning after a solid debut last month.
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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