The last thrills and spills of the Kununurra Speedway for the year were had when local racers dragged their way around the track on October 26.
A spot of rain couldn’t quite put the breaks on the 23 drivers but there were still plenty of spin-outs and close-calls on the walls and fellow competitors at the Saturday night meet.
Kununurra Speedway vice-president Matthew McMahon, who placed first for the year overall in super sedans, said Russell Gunn and Murray Salter were stand-out drivers throughout the season.
“Russell Gunn has been strong all year and Murray Salter had some really good races,” he said.
“It was good to see Russell, he travels a lot around the State and raced in the State titles this year in Collie in a borrowed car after he rolled his the week before. It’s good to see him finish off the season, for the effort he puts in it’s good to see a bloke that’s passionate about the sport have some good luck.”
Gunn took out overall first in street stocks in front of Josh Trimbell and Murray Salter.
Amanda Foley, 15, showed her skill in the junior division, with the young racer looking to move up.
“Amanda Foley, the junior driver, hasn’t had much competition this year but she’s done really well for a young girl,” Mr McMahon said. “It’s either full throttle or nothing with her. She’s got no fear, it’s unbelievable.
“The club has grown and we’re really encouraging juniors to make contact with us in the off-season because we really want to get a junior base going for next year
“Our main goal is to make the club a family environment, it’s not all about the racers it’s about everyone from the spectators to our sponsors who we really appreciate. Without them we couldn’t race. We’ve had a pretty solid year, it was a positive wrap up.”
Family fun continued at half- time when fans under six were invited to push their “Tonka trucks” in a race along the track before a foot race for older kids.
The 2020 season should commence in mid-April, depending on the weather.