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Modified Production cars return to Roma Speedway

The Modified Production cars return to Roma on Saturday, November 24
The Modified Production cars return to Roma on Saturday, November 24

TWENTY years ago, the Roma Speedway was buzzing with regular massive crowds, big fields of cars and it provided a great night of entertainment.

Back then the mighty modified production division was a huge part of the local town and crowds would head out to the speedway on a Saturday night and cheer for their favourites.

On Saturday, November 24, for the first time in more than 15 years, the modified productions return to Roma Speedway in big numbers for Round 3 of the Wild Desert Allstars Series which will attract Queensland and New South Wales' finest drivers.

Close to 30 top drivers, including former national champion Todd Doyle, Greg Worling and Max Clarke, are expected to be joined by competitors from Mackay to Grafton.

Newly-elected Roma Speedway president Shannon Blackburn, a modified production driver, said he was excited to have this calibre of event back at the re-birth of Roma Speedway.

"Our club is really excited to attract this kind of event back to the Surat Basin, and everyone in the club can't wait to have the most exciting and entertaining division in speedway back in town," Mr Blackburn said.

"I travel all over the country to race against these guys and we race in front of packed houses all over the place, and Roma will finally get to see what we've been missing out on for years, and I get to stay at home and do it in front of my family and friends and very loyal sponsors."

Mr Blackburn said the profits from the night would be used to start the new track fence and lighting upgrade which will help attract bigger events regularly.

"We are really expecting a great turn out of not only modified productions, but street sedans and juniors to make their way west for this huge event," Mr Blackburn said.

"It's going to be great and I am sure the crowds will flock back to the venue in their thousands to witness this spectacular, which will be great for the club."




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