THE inaugural running of the Junior Sedan Speedweek has attracted a most impressive list of drivers to Corbet's Group Mothar Mountain Speedway for the first of four rounds for these stars of the future.
What began as a discussion topic quickly grew into what now looks like a fully blown, highly sought after and highly competitive series for Junior Sedans.
The four-round series will be run in Gympie, Maryborough (two rounds) and Toowoomba over consecutive nights. This is a big commitment for the Junior Sedan teams, but many have decided to compete in all four rounds.
Gympie club president Allan Jennings said he could not think of a better combination for two series to run in conjunction with each other.
"Super Sedans are the pinnacle of our sport and the Junior Sedans are aptly named as the stars of the future,” he said.
"Hopefully, more of today's juniors will join the Super Sedans in the future.”
Heading the list of Junior Sedans at Thursday night's round one of the Speedweek is current Queensland champion Ardie Jonic.
He has an incredible list of successes on the Mountain and is all set to add something new to his list of wins.
Brisbane-based Casey O'Connell got the better of Ardie at the last Kingaroy meeting before rain caused an early ending to the night's racing.
He is very quick but he has had limited time on the demanding Mountain circuit.
Victorian Kasey Garlick and New South Wales drivers Jackson Goldie and Hayden Brims have travelled quite some distances to compete.
All of them are new to the Mountain but already have quite a reputation for their speed and ability.
Erik Wallace will travel down from Mareeba again this year with high hopes of a better campaign than last year, when mechanical failures ended his trip early.
One of the quiet achievers in the field is third-generation racer Kurtis Peall from Bundaberg.
Kurtis is moulding his own career with some very impressive results already in his short time racing
Rockhampton is well represented in the list of Junior Sedan competitors, with Abi Meehan, Katelyn Storey, Nik Keeley and Braith Hogan all coming to the Mountain.
Maryborough also has a strong list of competitors for the first round of Speedweek.
James Ryan, Kayden Swindells, Ashleigh Moller, Linkin Huth and Ryan Harris are all set to perform well on the Mountain before the series heads to their home track for the next two rounds.
Gympie's competitors will be Josh Rigby and Kynan Poole.