Exciting Queensland youngsters Brodie Cohen and Gareth Ferguson head for victory in the recent Queensland Sidecar Championship at Ayr. The duo will race at Lismore Speedway tomorrow night in the inaugural Sidecar Super Prix.
Exciting Queensland youngsters Brodie Cohen and Gareth Ferguson head for victory in the recent Queensland Sidecar Championship at Ayr. The duo will race at Lismore Speedway tomorrow night in the inaugural Sidecar Super Prix. PETER GAGE

Cohen, Fergie ones to watch

QUEENSLAND sidecar champions Brodie Cohen and Gareth Ferguson are two of the most exciting prospects in Australia and the pair will be strong contenders for honours in tomorrow night’s Sidecar Super Prix at Lismore Speedway.

The duo is aged in their 20s and come to Lismore fresh from their sensational win in the Queensland title at Ayr a couple of weeks ago.

They are fast and incredibly talented for their age, and their clash with pre-meeting favourite, five-times Australian champion Darrin Treloar (with passenger Justin Plaisted), will be a definite highlight of this weekend’s fixture.

“Brodie and Gareth come to Lismore with big wraps and I am sure they won’t disappoint,” Lismore Speedway promoter David Lander said this week.

“While everyone is saying Darrin Treloar will win, there could be an upset on the cards. It sets the scene for an exciting night of sidecar racing.”

Sidecars are one of the most spectacular and exciting categories of Australian speedway, with a history tracing back to the ’30s.

The sidecars will be making their first appearance at the Lismore venue in 12 years.

Meanwhile, the runner-up duo in the Queensland Sidecar Championship, Jason Aldridge and passenger Duane Dennis, also have entered for the Lismore show.

This highly competitive combination will certainly prove a big threat to the opposition and also figure in early favouritism.

Lander has attracted some of the best sidecar teams in the nation to contest the inaugural running of the Sidecar Super Prix. The event will be run over 20 qualifying heats, where the top three pointscorers progress to the big-money final.

The remaining qualifier will come from the repechage event.

With an attractive prize money purse on offer, the sidecar events will certainly be hotly contested in what promises to be one of the most attractive sidecar fixtures in Australian speedway this season.

The sidecars will be supported by Lightning Sprints and Dwarf Cars.



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