HQ Championship Heats up at Lakeside.
It’s a small field that will contest the penultimate round of the 2018 Queensland HQ Holden Championship, but what it lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality.
The best of the best HQ Holden racers, that this state has to offer, will be on-track at Lakeside Park this weekend, in what is their final appearance at the iconic 2.41km venue for the year.
Coming into this round, just 90 points separates the top five in the points race – a title fight that’s being led by Scott Andriske over Tim Boyle and Brandon Madden – all of whom will be on the grid this weekend.
Brad Schomberg and Troy Stark round out the top five in the points race, and with 200 points still on offer in season 2018 (25 points per race, four races per round, two rounds remaining), they’re still, mathematically, in contention for the title, and therefore, every race, from here on in, will have an impact on the championship outcome, which means finishing races, maintaining consistency, and securing valuable championship points, has never been more important.
There’s no question that Scott Andriske is the man to beat. Despite failing to finish one race this season, he still holds a 30-point lead coming into this weekend, and his advantage can be put down to the fact that he’s won nine of the fifteen championship races staged thus far – seven more than anyone else in the field.
A small field of competitors that, on laps times, are evenly matched, plus the short, narrow Lakeside circuit, that offers limited overtaking opportunities, sets up the prospect of a fascinating weekend of HQ racing – a four-race schedule that could play a major role in determining Queensland #1 for 2018.