Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Dominator Darren Prepares to Give Drivers a 'Kane-Ing'

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Dominator Darren Prepares to Give Drivers a 'Kane-Ing'

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Byline: Alan Kennedy alan.kennedy@capnews.com.au

SPEEDWAY: When a competitor on the track is named Dominator, it's odds-on he is going to be competitive.

Darren "Dominator" Kane is just one of the line-up coming to Rockhampton for the big Super Sedan showdown on Monday, December 28.

For lovers of these methanol-guzzling, mean machines it will be a fabulous night with the current list of nominations reading like the "who's who" of speedway.

Once again the Rockhampton Saloon Car club has been successful in getting the opening round of the Carline Mufflers National Super Sedan series raced on its home track.

Racers from throughout Australia have been quick to nominate for the event with 29 big names listed 10 days from the start of racing.

"Nominations close on the day of the event," the club's publicity officer, Mark Hogan, confirmed.

"The grids are not drawn up until the day."

Apart from contracted drivers, the late nomination allows for locals to put their names forward to battle it out with the best in the game.

Kane is the best in the game!

The current Australian number one is fast and he knows his way around the Rockhampton track, winning the corresponding event last year.

However, when these cars take to the track it is wall-to-wall horsepower where one slight error can result in an unlucky driver spending the rest of the night as a frustrated spectator.

While Kane currently carries the number one plate on his car, the field will be full of former champions and also those with an eye to becoming the fastest on the speedway circuit.

One of those to have done well on the national scene is local ace Michael Doblo.

Even though Doblo promised he would be nursing his new vehicle through early rounds last year, he still got the home crowd behind him as he mounted a challenge to Kane. …

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