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As the end of the 2009/2010 speedway seasons comes to a close the Cooroy Auto Wreckers speedway team are celebrating their successes and looking forward to the last few race meetings of the season. The results have been very good for the team so far with Aidan Raymont participating in the 2010 Australian Title at Latrobe Speedway in Tasmania and finishing with a third placing in the final behind a well deserving Andrew Blackwell and Steve Price. A good pit crew and many helpers made the trip possible and without their help it would have been very difficult.
A month later the Queensland title was held at Gympie’s Mothar Mountain speedway. The two night meeting was packed full of great racing by all, and all three of the Cooroy Auto Wreckers cars made the final of the title. Aidan qualified in 3rd position with Mark qualifying 7th and Jamie qualifying 12th. A first lap incident saw Mark sent to the rear and Jamie retiring from the race with the rotor button in the distributor breaking on the Cortina. Aidan made his way to the front of the race and with five laps to go Aidan’s left hand rear tyre started going flat, and Mark started experiencing some engine problems. After five nail biting laps, Aidan finished on top of the podium, with Mark crossing the line in 8th, a mean feat considering the problems. A well deserved finish for Nathan and Shane MacDonald coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
The Masondale Heavy Haulage Fraser Coast series saw some great action as the cars competed three rounds at Maryborough Speedway. The last round saw Aidan start the race meeting in third place in the series points, and finish the night by winning the final and winning the series. This win also clinched second in the Exide Batteries Modified Production Series as well.
Mark had a great 2008/2009 season winning the G & W Modified Production series and finishing third in the Queensland title held in Cairns. This season has been quiet for Mark, as living away from the area has made it hard to compete in local meetings, but he has made his way back for the Queensland title and Australian Open 50 lapper held at Maryborough Speedway.
Greg has been busy building Jessica’s car and the new BA Falcon is now up and running. Racing in Super Street Sedans, she has produced some good results from the new car, hoping to finish well in the upcoming Queensland title to be held at Maryborough Speedway on the June long weekend.
Jessica Raymont achieves as rookie!
To begin the 2006/2007 season, Jessica Raymont aged 18 moved from the Junior ranks to the Division 2 Street Sedan ranks. This jump was expected by many of the competitors and eagerly awaited by the young speedway star.
The season has been a big turning point in Jess’s speedway career as many of the competitors in the class have had a lot of speedway experience and are a lot older than the young teenager.
The 2007 Australia Day weekend was an important one for Jess as the Street Sedan State Title was held in Kingaroy. The two-night meeting brought out the nerves of everyone involved. While Greg, Yvonne and Aidan Raymont headed to Rockhampton for the 5th round of the Modified HDS Series, Jess and Mark Raymont, Bec (her passenger) and boyfriend Jamie headed to the first Street Sedan title of many to come.
The weekend was wet, rough and nerve racking but successful none the less. Jess ended up qualifying 3rd for the final finding herself up and down during the heats. Jess and Bec managed to fight off the boy to come a rewarding second behind young driver Aaron Broadbridge.
This was a fantastic result for the rookie of Street Sedans Division 2 who had been the first ever Junior QLD champion in 2005 and also came 3rd in the Junior State Title in 2006.
Title Results 2005
Greg Raymont G29 Third – ASCF Australian Modified Production Title Lismore NSW
Mark Raymont G27 Second – QSCA Qld Super Street Title Rockhampton
Aidan Raymont G28 Third – QSCA Qld Super Street Title Rockhampton
Jessica Raymont G30 First – QSCA Junior Street Sedan Title Gympie