FARR GETS THE POWER AT TOOWOOMBA
Robbie Farr has finally etched his name on the Will Power 500 trophy in sensational fashion at Hi-Tec Oils Speedway’s Ultimate Pink Night after the race has eluded him in the past two years.
Farr started from pole after scoring Quicktime at the start of the evening and encountered some awesome battles in heat races, particularly with Mark Pholi who beat the reigning USC Champion after dicing for the whole ten laps.
Farr’s start from pole in the feature was quickly undermined by a super-impressive Andrew Wright who led from the start, with Farr trying every angle to pass, before Brett Minett and Dylan Menz came together to bring on the caution lights.
A few more stops and starts hampered the restart before Jayden Peacock and Mitchell Gee spun in separate incidents with 15 laps remaining. The stoppages were perfect for Luke Oldfield who was carving his way from sixth and had made it within striking distance of Farr after displacing Wright earlier.
The desperation boiled over for Oldfield however as he was reining in the leader, clouting the back straight wall with just two laps remaining and foiling any chance of stealing the lead.
Farr claimed the win with Oldfield hanging on for second and Andrew Wright a gallant third, with hometown hero, Peter Lack just off the podium in fourth and Allan Woods rounding out the top five.
The Modified Sedan feature was claimed in emphatic fashion by 18 year old national champion, Matt Smith who had only completed his new racecar in the pits minutes before driver’s briefing.
Australia #2 Tim Atkin held off Rodney Pammenter in a spectacular tussle for almost the whole race, in an unprecedented side by side battle that cemented Modified Sedans as a Toowoomba favourite.
The Wingless Sprints were outstanding in a stoppage-free feature race that produced a podium of David Eggins, Glenn Wright and Rob Mazzer who topped a class field from flag to flag.
Almost three thousand dollars was raised for Breast Cancer research on the night in an outstanding community event that is growing every year in its quest to “Race for a Cure.”
Toowoomba’s Best Family Night Out will host New Years Speed on December 31 featuring, Freestyle Motocross, Fireworks, a Demo Derby and over 40 of Australia’s best Super Sedans in the Super Sedan Summer Slam.
PIC: The champagne spills over on the podium after the top three received their trophies from Will Power’s dad, Bob.