Received from Mark Neale
Amidst the ongoing tyre shortage Australian Speedway has faced, I sat down and spoke with young Victorian driver Todd Moule and team owner Warrenne Ekins in the countdown to this season’s Chariiots of Thunder event at Darwin’s Northline Speedway.
Both didn’t shy away from the tyre shortage issue Australia has faced but four time Chariots of Thunder Champion Warrenne Ekins said: ” I will make our team the best we can be with the what we have. I have a very talented young driver with really very little experience in view of who we are competing against.”
“I see this as a double challenge, obtaining the best results for our team and navigating the tyre challenges.”
Warrenne spoke highly of the work done by the venue, 2022 Speedway Australia Track of the Year, Northline Speedway, adding: “The track management have had to rise to the challenges in producing a non abrasive surface, which overall has been a tremendous effort.”
Todd has completed the entire season at Northline, and could be called a local boy at this point. “The challenges the sport has faced lately will be noticed, but it’s a really exciting time to see how every driver and crew chief are approach the strategy to get results. It’s definitely going to make for an interesting show. For those who understand the pressure this now puts on crew chiefs to get it right, we will all be watching closely and chasing those seconds.”
This year’s Chariots of Thunder commences August 19,