HOLDEN V FORD EPIC SET FOR DECIDER
The 2015 PJT Accountants & Business Advisors Queensland Saloon Car Series title will be decided at Morgan Park Raceway this weekend, November 14 and 15 at the CAMS Queensland Motor Racing Championships promoted by the Warwick District Sporting Car Club.
Heading into the final round at the Warwick circuit, the title fight is well and truly alive with three drivers remaining in contention. Leading the trio is Warwick local Gary Beggs in the Coates Hire VT Commodore on 230 points, who maintains a 17 point advantage over Coleby Cowham in the Escape Energy AU Falcon and Lindsay Kearns in the Scott’s Rods Performance Exhausts AU Falcon, who are equal second on 213 points. Dion Jarvis is in effective fourth, on 170 points, while there is only 38 points separating fifth to twelfth in the field.
Defending series champion Beggs, who swapped to the Coates Hire AU Falcon at the last round, said he will be looking to make amends for the last meeting where a DNF and fifth place reduced his championship lead.
“I will give it a shot but I know it won’t be easy, Coleby (Cowham) and (Lindsay) Kearnesy are both in the hunt with nothing to lose, so I think it could be some of the best saloon cars racing Morgan Park will ever see,” said Beggs.
Cowham, who was thrust into championship contention on the back of a round victory and two race wins in September, said a couple of good results will be crucial in a battle that will go all the way down to the wire.
“I’m really looking forward to this weekend, with the points so close and the title on the line, it should be fun watching how it all unfolds, I’m hoping we can keep the momentum going from the last round and finish off the year in a strong way,” said Cowham.
There will be several new and returning faces lining up on the 13 car grid, including a historic moment for the Jarvis family when brothers, Ashley, Dion and Brody will line up alongside each other for the series finale. on the grid It will be the first time that all three brothers have raced together for over a decade, the last occurrence being in 2005 in the Queensland Gemini Series.
“Dion will slot back into the #32, Brody will take the reigns of the #22 (which Ashley has campaigned throughout the year in the Australian Super Six Series) and I will be piloting Bradley Carr’s Falcon #8. It’s going to be a busy weekend but I’m looking forward to banging door handles with my two brothers,” said Ashley Jarvis.
It’s free entry for spectators for the finale at Morgan Park, with the Warwick District Sporting Car Club raising funds for Careflight across the weekend.