WINNER: Darren Kane racing at the Kingaroy speedway.
WINNER: Darren Kane racing at the Kingaroy speedway. Claudia Williams

Tough racing ahead of Australian titles

MOTOR SPORT: Winning Saturday's mod lite class at Kingaroy speedway is a positive sign for things to come for Australian title holder Klinton Hancey.

He will return to Kingaroy to defend his title on April 25 and 26, and the best in the country will be there to challenge him for it.

This includes Dalby's Terry Leerentveld who finished as runner-up on Saturday and as a former title holder knows what it takes and what it means to win.

Saturday's meeting was key preparation for drivers, according to club president Travis Barron.

"It was their last chance to try and improve their car before the title so it was good to have a hit out,” he said.

"The top two certainly showed they will be very dominant in the title.”

The super sedans were racing for Queensland series points with Darren Kane finishing on top.

Dan Moes was the best performing driver in wingless sprints while Ben Stead finished on top in street stocks.

In the junior sedans Brad Pascoe won the top stars class and Damon Musch was first in new stars.

The club will now switch their focus to the national title with the modified sedan title also to be contested by up to 100 cars.

"Now it is getting the grounds so it showcases our venue and our region,” Barron said.