Super Sedan Series leaders set to shine
The duo combined superbly and took out both legs of the twin features in the first round of the 30/30 series at Toowoomba Speedway last weekend.
McHugh, who announced his retirement at the end of last season, was enticed back to the track for the 30/30 event which has brought together not only Australia’s top sedan drivers but also big names from other speedway race car categories.
McHugh showed he had not lost any of his skill when he turned in a peerless performance as he raced to a convincing win in the first feature race of the twin 30 lap main events behind the wheel of a super-fast Dodge Avenger.
Pascoe produced an equally strong drive that left the duo on top of the points heading to Lismore Speedway this weekend.
McHugh and Pascoe occupied the top spots on the podium at the National Super Sedan Championship earlier this year and going into the Toowoomba round the duo were clearly labelled a force to be reckoned with, teaming together as a driver co-drive combination in the 30/30.
Lismore Speedway promoter David Lander said the McHugh-Pascoe combination had not only set the benchmark for others to chase, but would be going into the deciding round as the red-hot favourites.
“If they can reproduce the form they showed at Toowoomba last weekend they will be very hard to beat,” he said.
“Both enjoyed a decisive advantage over their opposition and their Dodge Avenger never missed a beat.”
Former multi-national Super Sedan title-holder Mick Nicola also was prominent throughout the first round after scoring well in the heats and remains in contention, while NSW star Tony Barklimore showed good form to be well placed in the top three on the points scoring table.
Three time Australian champ Ron Pyne, who is teamed with versatile motor sport competitor from Western Australia Paul Stubber, is placed back in 15th spot in points after Toowoomba and has plenty of work to do at Lismore.
Other combinations still in the running for overall honours are Tony Barklimore-Wayne Dick, Ian Brims-John Leslight and Adam Bradford-Peter Britten.