Kings Royal steps aside for Harry and Megan

Street Stock Title second place winner Ben Stead at a 2019 South Burnett Speedway event. PICTURE: Denise Keelan

by Jessica McGrath

Kingaroy Speedway’s 2021 Kings Royal has been cancelled, but the tracks will still be ready to race Australia Day weekend.

South Burnett Speedway Club shared in a media release that they have made the “hardest decision” they have ever had to make to cancel the 2021 event due to the border and health restrictions.

A new event will be held in its place on 22, 23 and 24 January -‘The Royal Stampede featuring the Harry and Megan Cups’.

“We thank each and everyone of you for your understanding and support throughout these trying times,” South Burnett Speedway Club stated.

“Let’s make the most of the situation and have a cracker of a weekend!”

They will still have ‘The Modified Sedans Harry Cup’ (formally known as Kings Royal), Production Sedans, Street Stocks and the Megan Cup (usually known as the Queens Royal). Modlites and junior sedan events have been added to the program.

All nominations for all of the classes will be carried over, however if any drivers are unable to attend due to border closures or other reasons they can notify the South Burnett Speedway. The nominations will close this Sunday, 10 January, including the new junior sedan event that has been added to the program.

All merchandise pre-orders will be refunded over this week.

‘The Royal Stampede’ program will be as follows:

Friday 22 January 2021:

The Modified Sedans Harry Cup

The Megan Cup (usually known as the Queens Royal) Top & New Stars

Junior Sedans Top & New Stars

Saturday 23 January 2021:

The Modified Sedans Harry Cup

Edge Performance Street Stocks Series Round 3

Production Sedans

Modlites

Sunday 24 January 2021:

The Modified Sedans Harry Cup

Edge Performance Street Stocks Series Round 3

Production Sedans