Mayes Doubles Up at Queensland Title

press release 2 December 2014

Victorian youngster Sam Mayes was the stand out driver throughout last weekend’s Queensland Title and Des Carsburg Memorial Speedway Kart double header at the Toowoomba Speedbowl.

The recent graduate from the Junior class was the only driver throughout the $15,000 prize pool event to claim both the Queensland Title and Des Carsburg Memorial wins, which he managed to achieve in the Outlaws class.

Above: Sam Mayes
pic - The Carrells

What made this performance even more impressive was the fact that it was the first visit to the Toowoomba Speedbowl track for Mayes. In the Queensland Title, Mayes defeated Ben Hodge (Vic) and Glen Corish (NSW), while in the Des Carsburg Memorial, he downed Michael Van Ginneken (Vic) and Chris Harrison (NT) in second and third place respectively. V8 Supercar driver Ryal Harris had a tough run at the Des Carsburg Memorial in his cameo appearance, but he enjoyed the experience and showed plenty of speed.

For NSW-based Ayden Elliott, the weekend was all about redemption. At last year’s event, Elliott crashed heavily in the Queensland Title and it brought his weekend to a premature end. Fast forward 12 months, Elliott returned in triumphant fashion to win the Queensland Title in the Modifieds class by finishing ahead of current Australian Champion Nev Britton (NSW) in second and Steve Smith (Qld) in third. The following day for the running of the Des Carsburg Memorial, Britton came away with the win over Elliott and Brodie Phillips (Qld).

Russell Williamson was only one of two Queensland winners. In the 125cc class, he romped to victory in the Queensland Title. Phil Perrott (Qld) and Dylan Goodger (NSW) joined Williamson on the podium. For the Des Carsburg Memorial, Goodger finished on top in the final after outpacing Williamson and Perrott to the chequered flag.

In the Standard class, the wins were shared between Todd Stevens (Qld) and current Australian Champion Ben Hodge. Stevens took out the Queensland Title ahead of Sam Mayes and defending champion Troy Evans (Qld), while in the Des Carsburg Memorial, Hodge proved too quick for Sam Mayes and Chris Harman (Qld).

Above: Russell Williamson
pic - The Carrells

The fifth and final class was the Juniors. In what was an interstate dominance, Todd Martin (Vic) emerged victorious in the Queensland Title by defeating defending champion Luke Geering (NSW) in second and Tyson Martin (Vic) in third, and Geering was able to defend his Des Carsburg Memorial win ahead of the two Martin brothers, Todd and Tyson.

The Special award winner at the Des Carsburg Memorial was Dylan Goodger (Best and Fairest).

The Sunstate Speedway Kart Club would like to thank the Woods family (Allan, Karen, Karliah, Travis and Aleesha) and David Whell, for all of their support in helping make the Queensland Title and Des Carsburg Memorial double header the success that it was.  

The 2014-15 season running of the Queensland Title and Des Carsburg Memorial is proudly supported by:
DMS Karting
MG Group
MG Transport
Multiple Electrical Services
AE Smith
Complete Air Supply
Gota Racewear
Qld Plumbing Union
Northside Kart Supplies
Shock Shack
Kool Custom Paint
Coast Cat Excavations
Recycling Developments
Airtech Tools
Omega Racing Karts NSW
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