Reidy Left Empty Handed

By Daniel Powell

The strong finish to the 2011/12 season for Danny Reidy continued during last Saturday night’s Queensland Sprintcar Title at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway. However, at the conclusion of the night he was, unfortunately, left empty handed.

During the opening 10 laps of the Queensland Title deciding feature race, Reidy, who had started from the front row by virtue of a second place in the pole shootout, but due to suffering front end failure he crashed out.

“We had something let go in the front row and it brought our winning hopes undone,” explained Reidy, who was sitting in second and threatening leader and eventual winner Cameron Gessner at the time of the front end failure. “I felt that we had a good enough car to win and had the same pace as Camo [Cameron Gessner]. As disappointing as it is, it’s just the nature of the sport.”

Reidy’s Queensland Title began in solid fashion by setting the second fastest time in qualifying. Due to a strong qualifying performance, he was forced to start from the back of his three heat races. In the opening heat race, Reidy collided with a backmarker, which deflated his left front tyre, and forced him to roll around on the low line and was soon after shown the mechanical black flag. The second heat race resulted in him working his way up to finish in sixth, and then in the third and final heat race he went on to record a second. Despite a tough opening heat race run, Reidy was the third highest point scorer heading into the pole shootout, and finished second.

This Saturday night (April 28) Reidy returns to Archerfield Speedway for the latest round of the KRE Series.

As part of their end of season merchandise clearance sale, Reidy is offering the Reidy Racing team hoodies for just $25. All sizes are available, which includes youth. Aside from hoodies, the Reidy Racing team is also offering their flexfit caps for just $15. The sizes remaining are small and medium. The small / medium flexfit caps, 56 to 58cm, are also suitable for kids and youths. All prices do not include postage and handling. To purchase your Reidy Racing team merchandise, visit the team website’s online store or contact Danny direct via email You can also pick up your merchandise from the team’s race truck at the track.

Reidy would like to thank, Desert Palms Resort – Alice Springs, Camden Neon Signs, P&M Motor Body Repairs, Gonzo’s Race Pipes, and Inglis Race Engines for all of their 2011/12 season support.