Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Fender Bender Beau Takes on Big Boys

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Fender Bender Beau Takes on Big Boys

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Byline: Alan Kennedy

Start your engines

Tomorrow night's Rockhampton Saloon Car Club race meeting roars into action at Rockhampton Showgrounds at 5.30pm

Divisions competing are CQ Fender Bender Titles, Super Stockers, Modified Production, Wingless Sprint Cars, V8 AMCA Nationals and Junior Sedans

There will also be a display run from crowd favourites the Super Sedans

SPEEDWAY: Beau Saunders will be taking an interest in tomorrow night's CQ Fender Bender titles at Rockhampton Showgrounds, only as an on-looker.

Over the past few years Saunders has been one of the keenest competitors in that class of speedway racing, but not any more as he has moved up a few divisions and now battles it out in the Modified Production series.

C[pounds sterling]I would have liked to have raced for the CQ titles,C[yen] Saunders said, C[pounds sterling]but I like the extra horsepower of the Production Series.C[yen]

These days Saunders drives a 4L AU Falcon which, compared to some of the other racers in the division, is a little underpowered. C[pounds sterling]We are working on a new engine but I want to get used to driving the car first,C[yen] he said.

Saunders is still a learner in the class and having raced his Falcon just once at the Rockhampton track, knows winning will be difficult.

In that race Saunders was near the front but finished in mid-field.

C[pounds sterling]I made one mistake and ended up finishing sixth,C[yen] he lamented, C[pounds sterling]That was a reason I joined this division as they are better drivers.C[yen]

The meeting has only attracted a small field of drivers but Saunders is looking forward to it as the competition will still be hot.

C[pounds sterling]We will be getting prepared for the big meeting on February 18,C[yen] he said,C[yen] The local boys will be tweaking their cars. …

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