Speedway star Mick farewells trusty stock car
By Tanya Phillips
Pottsville AMCA speedway racer Mick Sauer waved goodbye to six years of his life on the weekend when he finally sold his car and he and his pit crew gathering to watch the vehicle disappear away on the back of a tralier.
"It was a bit of a sad thing - a bit of an end of an era," Sauer said.
The 24-year-old, who was the AMCA driver of the year in his rookie season, actually found a buyer for the car earlier in the season but asked to hold on to it until after the Queensland race series.
It was a move that paid off with the talented driver taking out this year's Queensland AMCA series.
Sauer won by 498 points finishing in the top three of all but two of the races and is expected to be among the major award winners at the speedway presentation evening early next month.
"It is a struggle to go racing now with our landscaping business," Sauer said.
"We had the car up for sale for a while and this guy wanted to buy it mid-way through the series.
"I was leading the series, so I asked him to hold off."
Sauer joined the AMCA section in 1999 and was named AMCA driver of the year.