White-hot night riders
QUEENSLAND champions Brodie Cohen and Gareth Ferguson continued their white-hot recent form whey they took out the Sidecar Super Prix at Lismore Speedway on Saturday night.
The duo upset all predictions when they relegated pre-meeting favourites Darrin Treloar and Justin Plaisted to the runner-up spot on the dais.
Third combination to the chequered flag in the Super Prix was Jason Aldridge and Duane Dennis.
Treloar, a five-time Australian champion, led early in the title-deciding final before being overtaken by the Cohen-Ferguson combination.
Cohen and Ferguson came to Lismore fresh from their victory in the Queensland title at the Brandon track in Ayr.
Despite a gallant effort by Treloar, he could not make up the distance and ultimately settled for second placing.
The team of James Hinton and Blake Cox also qualified through to the final following the repechage.
Queensland combination of Wayne Munck and Yolanda Wilkin started off the night in slashing form and after three rounds of heats topped the pointscore.
However, their great run came to an end after they crashed in a later heat. Both competitors were not injured, but their chances of a start in the big-money final ended at that point in the meeting.
The slick track was abrasive on tyres and a number of the sidecar teams used up plenty of rubber during the course of the night.
Craig Smith was the star of the Lightning Sprints after he made his winning move on the last lap of the feature race.