SMILES: Casey Collins with his trophy after winning the Wide Bay Title in the Junior Sedans.
SMILES: Casey Collins with his trophy after winning the Wide Bay Title in the Junior Sedans. Contributed

Focus now on sedan nationals after weekend domination

IN THE busy life of Bundaberg's Casey Collins there has been no time to celebrate what happened during the weekend.

After taking out the Wide Bay title in the Junior Sedans in Maryborough, the teenager has spent the past two days travelling to his next event in South Australia.

He will compete in the nationals starting tomorrow in the same category, aiming to win two titles in consecutive weekends.

Collins dominated in Maryborough, leading from start to finish as he won the dash on Friday night and then the main event on Saturday.

In a fantastic weekend he also claimed victory in three heats.

"I knew I could win and obviously it was good to do it,” he said.

"I just focused on my lines and it seemed to work.”

The only frustration for the weekend was his gaps being reduced by restarts after incidents.

"I got a little bit of the lead in the second race before it disappeared,” he said.

"It was frustrating but I just got on with it.”

Happy to secure his second straight title in the event, he is now hoping to replicate the result this week in Mount Gambier.

"We've been talking a lot about the track and it is similar to Maryborough,” he said.

"I'm hoping to do well and finish in the top five.”

"I'd like to thank my sponsors Chapman Auto Repairs, John Collins Electrics, Location Property Agents, Ezyspray Concrete Resurfacing and Art by Mickey for helping me out.”

Collins will start his national Junior Sedan campaign with practice before the event gets under way at the Borderline Speedway on Friday.



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