MChugh is first QLD Legend Honoured for Toowoomba Opener
Jamie McHugh is the first Queensland Speedway legend to be honoured at Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway for the 2018/2019 season.
The Miami (Gold Coast) former national champion will have his career celebrated this Saturday night as part of the season opening USC “Carnival of Power” proceedings on a night where his son Lachlan now has even more incentive to get the A-Main Sprintcar win. Jamie McHugh was nationally revered and decorated in many forms of Speedway competition and although these days it’s his throttle stomping son that steals the spotlight the number 23 has been famous for several decades.
It wasn’t only on dirt that Jamie left his tyre prints with forays into Aussie Racing Cars at circuits and events like the Gold Coast 600.
Clay and dirt however were where he excelled and fans throughout the country were treated to some of his best performances, not just in Queensland.
His long list of career achievements include:
1995/96 Rookie of the year in the QLD Super Sedan Series, also finishing third overall
1998/99 Winner of the International Firecracker Archerfield Winner NSW Super Sedan Championship Top points Australian Championship at Mount Gambier Winner of the USA v Australia All Stars Winner Club Champion
1999/00 Winner of the NSW Championship and also Club Champion
2000/01 Winner of the Rosedale $10,000 to win (VIC) Club Champion Top point scorer at the Australian title – Rockhampton Second QLD Super Sedan Championship
2001/02 Club Championship
2002/03 Second QLD Super Sedan Championship Winner International Firecracker Archerfield
2003/04 Winner QLD Super Sedan Championship Club Champion Winner – King of Carrick (TAS) Third in the Hobart Grand National Winner Apple Isle $15,000 Grand Prix Latrobe Winner International Firecracker Archerfield Voted by Speedway magazine as the Best Sedan driver in the country
2004/05 Club Champion Winner QLD Super Sedan Championship Winner K Rock Cup – Rockhampton Winner Firecracker International – third year in a row 2nd East Coast Grand National Lismore
2005/06 Winner Apple Isle Grand National Latrobe TAS 2nd National Super Sedan Series 2nd “The Grenville” – Lismore
2006/07 Aussie Racing Car circuit racing
2007/08 3rd National Super Sedan Series
2008/09 Winner Australian Super Sedan Title Mildura VIC 2010 Winner V8 Super Sedan Australian Title Speedway City Adelaide SA Raced Late Model in USA
2011 Second V8 Super Sedan Australian Title Latrobe TAS
2013 Winner Australian Title Modlite Archerfield Qld
2014 Winner Australian Title Modlite Archerfield Qld
2015 Qualified 2nd to Lockie at the Modlite Australian Title Lismore Speedway
SUMMARY: 2 times Australian Champion – 2008 and 2010 V8 Super Sedans 2 times winner of Australia’s richest race The Apple Isle Grand Prix in Tasmania 5 times winner of Queensland’s richest race the International Firecracker 8 times winner of Club Champion 2 times Australian Champion Modlites 2010 Raced Late Model in USA
In recent years McHugh has switched his racing emphasis to son Lachlan’s career swinging the spanners on the Sprintcar as the youngster began a rapid rise from rookie to race contender.
This Saturday nighty McHugh Jr has a legitimate chance to win the race that honors his Dad although there is a crack field of drivers from QLD, SA and NSW that might have something to say about that.
Entered in this Saturday night’s Ultimate Sprintcar Championship QLD (presented by Pengelly Truck and Trailer Sales) so far are:
Adam Butler QLD Allan Woods QLD Andrew Corbett QLD Brent Aprile QLD Brent Kratzmann QLD Brett Minett QLD Bryan Zelinski QLD Cody Maroske QLD David Whell QLD Dylan Menz QLD Geoff Davey QLD Glen Sutherland SA Jayden Peacock QLD Karl Hoffmans QLD Kevin Titman QLD Lachlan McHugh QLD Libby Ellis QLD Mark Pholi QLD Mick Saller NSW Mitch Gowland QLD Mitchell Gee QLD Nathan Black QLD Paul Rooks QLD Peter Lack QLD Robbie Farr QLD Scott Genrich QLD Steven Lines SA Tim Farrell QLD Tony Wynne QLD
Jamie McHugh is the first QLD Speedway Legend to be honored for the 2018/2019 season at Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway this Saturday night.
Also on the program Saturday night are Ground Pounding Monster Trucks “Raptors Rampage” and “Buddy” plus the “Ultimate Fire in the Sky” Fireworks Display.
Speedway categories in addition to Ultimate Sprintcars are Modified Sedans, Wingless Sprints and Formula 500’s.
Tickets are available in advance through speedwaytickets.com.au
HI-TEC OILS TOOWOOMBA SPEEDWAY Saturday night, September 15 Gates Open: 4pm Pre-program action from 5pm Main racing from 6pm.
Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway is located on 100 Wirths Rd, Charlton.
Please visit www.toowoombaspeedway.com or check Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba