Trapp tracks a win in final race of the season

Robert Trapp won the Edge Automotive and Performance Street Stock Series at the Kingaroy Show meet. Picture: CONTRIBUTED.

By Amy Buckingham

Snagging a quarter of a lap in front of two Kingaroy competitors, a 46-year-old Toowoomba driver took out the final stock series race of the speedway season.

Robert Trapp won the Edge Automotive and Performance Street Stock Series at the Kingaroy Show meet on Sunday, 2 May.

After qualifying with good times in the heats, Trapp said he was in an advantageous position to get a head start in the final where he was able to zoom in the lead to the finish.

“I made a jump from Nathan Barbeler, and I knew I had to get a good start to get past him because he was usually the one to beat,” he said.

“I worked hard to keep my momentum while I sped to the finish.”

This win was particularly satisfying for Trapp as he almost totaled his car at a meet in Toowoomba a week prior.

After his car collided with another vehicle and squashed up against the fence, fire embers sparked and car paneling flung, requiring repairs.

“I spent most nights during the week replacing just about every component in the car,” he said.

“It made the win pretty sweet, and I felt satisfied driving around with the victory flag.”

Kingaroy driver Benjamin Stead battled it out with Barbeler to secure a tight second place.

“I decided to race smoothly in the middle of the track because it was pretty greasy down low and slightly drier up high,” he said.

“I knew Barbeler would be right behind me.

“Nobody was going to catch Trapp. He was in a league of his own.

“With my engine being due for a rebuild, I can’t really complain with this finish.”

Hot on his heels, Barbeler placed third in the stock series.

Kingaroy speedway will take a break during winter with races resuming in October.

Kingaroy Show meeting results

Junior Sedans New Stars

1st Mitchell Bayfield

2nd AJ MacDonald

3rd Cooper Flynn

Junior Top Stars

1st Jayden Hancock

2nd Kurtis Peal

3rd Bryce Bayfield

National 4’S

1st Brock Hancock

2nd Bevan Burton

3rd Brodie King

Edge Automotive and Performance Street Stock Series

1st Robert Trapp

2nd Ben Stead

3rd Nathan Barbeler

Production Sedans

1st Matthew Layton

2nd Brett Barron

3rd Josh Harm

Modified Sedans

1st Josh Harm

2nd Kent Shelford

3rd Jake Hawkins