Stepping back into his Qld # 4 Pro1 Race Parts supported Wingless Sprint this season after a handful of seasons on the sidelines, the decision to return to the class has already proved to be a fruitful one for Dan Moes.
Thoroughly enjoying his first full season back since 2013, settling nicely back into the class that has come a long way in the past six years, Moes has spent the season predominantly racing throughout his home state of Queensland and recording numerous consistent performances, but it was last Sunday night’s race meeting that made him stand out.
Participating in the Queensland Title on home soil at Maryborough Speedway, which was initially scheduled to take place on Saturday night but was rescheduled due to rain, Moes was in strong form from the outset, winning two of his heat races and placing fourth in the other to earn the pole position start for the all-important feature race.
While he managed to hold strong out in front for the opening five laps, Moes was unfortunately pipped for the lead by eventual winner Scott Thomsen, later being passed for second place by Cody O’Connell on lap 19 and eventually greeting the chequered flag in the final podium spot.
“I’ve really enjoyed my first season back with Wingless Sprints and last Sunday night’s Queensland Title podium has proven to me that I’ve still got what it takes to be competitive,” commented the Maryborough, Queensland-based driver, who contested a season in 410 Sprintcars back in 2013.
“It definitely took a little bit of time to get back into the swing of things, but overall we’ve been fairly consistent and have really started to hit our stride towards the end of the season, so I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do next season.”
The 2018-19 season for Moes will come to a head this Saturday night at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway with the 50 Lapper, with the final Ian Boettcher Race Parts Super Series point standings also set to be decided.
Moes is currently sitting second in the series point standings, and having contested three 50 Lappers, winning two of them and placing second in the other, he’s sure to be a strong chance to challenge for the win.
Moes would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their support:
Pro1 Race Parts
Kenco Racing Products
Fraser Coast Truck Washing & Detailing
Tinana’s Hot Bread Shop
Special thanks go to Moes’ dad Peter, and his pit crew Corie Sokoll.