Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Speeding towards Success; Gympie Lads Ready to Race across Country to Contest West and South Australian Speedway Titles

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Speeding towards Success; Gympie Lads Ready to Race across Country to Contest West and South Australian Speedway Titles

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Drew

Timbs

Sports Writer

drew.timbs@gympietimes.com

SPEEDWAY: While their mates are at the beach and enjoying the holiday break, four talented speedway drivers will cross the country in search of national success.

Departing on a six-day road trip on Friday, Gympie's Patrick Brennan, Brendan Learoyd, Ryan Morris and Michael Learoyd will travel to Esperance, Western Australia, for the Australian Junior Sedan Title on January 11 and 12.

The four speedway fanatics will go up against 74 other drivers and although they admit competition will be tough, all aim to finish in the top 10.

Brennan, 16, was fourth at last year's Australian Title in Mackay and has his sights set on a podium finish.

"That's my goal this year," he said. "It would be a great feeling considering I came so close last year."

When asked if they were nervous, the boys agreed it hadn't sunk in yet.

"We still have a big road trip ahead of us so we're not really nervous yet," Morris said. …

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