HOT LAP: Darren Kane in control of his super sedan. Kane took round one of the Think Money Super Sedan Summer Slam at Mother Mountain speedway.
HOT LAP: Darren Kane in control of his super sedan. Kane took round one of the Think Money Super Sedan Summer Slam at Mother Mountain speedway.

SUMMER SLAM

GYMPIE'S Mothar Mountain Speedway played host to one of the largest crowds seen on the Mountain in recent memory to watch Darren Kane take the chequered flag in the inaugural Think Money Super Sedan Summer Slam.

Held late last week, the event featured some of the quickest super sedan drivers in the state and their powerful machines.

In one of the largest fields for some time, speedway enthusiasts were treated to a pre-race lead-up like no other.

Many of the fans took full advantage of the festive season meet and were able to get up close and personal with drivers and machinery at static displays held at Gympie Central Shopping Centre and Lighthorse Oval prior to the event.

With the Mother Mountain track in superb form, the weather conditions combined with a certain amount of Christmas cheer to create a remarkable atmosphere.

After the rounds of heats, 20 cars faced the starter for the 40-lap final.

Eventual winner Darren Kane continued his form, going straight to the lead from position one.

He did have his work cut out though as Matt Pascoe and Sean Black threatened all race.

Pascoe was able to work his way through the pack, finishing second, while Black had to settle for a close third.

South Australian driver Ryan Alexander was also impressive and found himself near the front of the race for most of the night.

He eventually finished fourth on his first visit to the Mountain.

The static car displays return to Gympie Central Shopping Centre tomorrow prior to the Corbet Group Queensland Street Stock Title this Saturday.