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Cold snap for B Sprints Round 3

Saturday the 16th of June was the start of the Warwick District Sporting Car Club’s Super Sprints round 3 of the B series. The Sprints where conducted on the 2.1 km E Circuit. 7 runs were completed with each run consisting of 4 laps.

A cold wind blew on Sunday but did not blow as  fast as Geoff Noble in his lotus who set an overall run time of 4:17.527 keeping him well in front on the championship table.

Not to be out done by the A series, the B series also had a couple of fires and the occasional vehicle recovery. Russell Schloss finally overcame the gremlins in his Production Sports series Porsche only to become the target of a mob of kangaroos causing him to stop to let them all go around him. No kangaroos were injured but Russell’s times took a hit.

There were a good variety of cars competing on the weekend as well as a large number of Lotus sports cars. The Members of the Alfa Club had fun throughout the event and positioned themselves for their last run in a way that saw all cars in the group cross the finish line close together. It was once again great to see the juniors showing a large improvement with their confidence on the track as well as their lap times. WDSCC encourage juniors to these events and consider them a valuable asset to the future of motorsport.

As always, a big thank you to all the officials who volunteered their time to help run the event. Volunteers are always welcomed and give you a great chance to get amongst the action.

The C series is next in line and will run their third round on the 30th June and 1st July. Spectator entry for all the super sprints is free of charge and are a fantastic action packed weekend with a large variety of different cars competing .For more information and for what events are coming up, visit www.morganparkraceway.com.au

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Round 3 A sprints

Saturday the 2nd of June saw a frost and the beginning the Warwick District Sporting Car Club’s Super Sprints round 3 of the A series. The Sprints where conducted on the 2.1 km E Circuit. This circuit utilises the well-known Siberia and Gum Tree corners. 7 runs were completed with each run consisting of 4 laps.

The fastest on the weekend was Vikki Paxton who put done a n overall run time of 4:01.284. On her flying laps, Vikki managed to crack into the sub 1 minute time with a blistering 59.735 seconds.

Once again there was a great turn out of different cars including a large number of Cobras and Zed cars putting on a show. The juniors were also back and all appeared to be improving and showing more confidence with each run completed. The fastest of the juniors was Chloe De Lissa with an overall run time of 5:23.981.

The weekend ran well with only a few minor incidents and a few drivers having to retire due to mechanical break downs. During Friday’s practice, Terry Johns‘s car decided to supply the BBQ while Matt Allsopp supplied the oil. Fortunately for both, the damage was fairly minor.

The B series is next in line and will run their third round on the 16th and 17th June followed by round 3 of the C series on the 29th and 30 June.

Spectator entry for all the super sprints is free of charge and are a fantastic action packed weekend with a large variety of different cars competing .For more information and for what events are coming up, visit www.morganparkraceway.com.au

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Wild and Windy for Round 2 B Sprint series

Saturday 12th of May saw the beginning the Warwick District Sporting Car Club’s Super Sprints round 2 of the B series. A cold wind blew on the Saturday bringing out jumpers and beanies and giving a taste of some winter weather. The cooler conditions also lowered the temperature of the track catching a few competitors out causing a few spins and some not so ideal racing lines. The Sprints where conducted on the 1.5 km D Circuit. The D circuit is a challenging track where the competitors turn right after passing under the bridge and are kept busy through the flip flops before turning back on to the straight.

Once again the juniors were back and having a good go. Both girls, Alexandra Redhead and Alyssa Lepp, who shared the drive in a Suzuki, improved with each run and lowered their Personal best lap times.  Also amongst the Juniors was Tom Brelsford diving his Mk 1 Escort. Tom was in the same group as his father and the pair took turns at chasing and being chased while trying to outdo each other.

The Mothers were not forgotten for Mother’s day on Sunday with a lovely morning tea held on in the Café area.

Overall there were very little incidents with 7 runs completed throughout the day with each run consisting of 4 laps.

The C series will run their second round on the 26th and 27th May. This will conclude the second rounds for all A,B and C  Sprint series with round 3 of the A series starting on the 2nd June.

Spectator entry for all the super sprints is free of charge and are a fantastic action packed weekend with a large variety of different cars competing .For more information and for what events are

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Great Racing At The Autumn Historics

Once angain the Warwick weather put on its best to treat the competitors with a lovely sun filled weeknd.

There were many groups racing over the weekend with large feilds in group Nc and Nb.

There were also the Mini Challenge attracting all types of minis from old to new.

New to the event was an introduction to a Super Sprint format for the historic group U and invited cars.

This was a great success and a fantastic way to get these cars on track that may not have normally been able to compete in a historic race for various reasons.

All images from the event can be found on the Trapnell Creations web site

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Strong competition at Super Sprints A series for round 2

April 2018

The second round of the WDSCC  Super Sprints A series, was held over the weekend of 7th & 8th April at Morgan Park Raceway. The fantastic Warwick weather allowed for the competitors to put down some great lap times. Being the second round for the year, there was no shortage of competition.

The Sprints were conducted on the 1.5km long D circuit. Along with the strong competition, there were also a few breakdowns and minor mishaps which kept recovery crews and pit crews alike, quite busy.

There was once again a good number of juniors which all showed signs of improvements since competing in round round  1. In first position was Chloe De Lissa, followed by Tom Clift in second and Adam Baguley in third.

There was also a good fields of Cobras as well as Zed cars who always put on a good show.

Amongst the competitors on the weekend was Madisson Crowe who celebrated her 18th Birthday while chasing her father, Michael Crowe, lap times in their BMW. During the Trophy presentation, Madison was presented with a Birthday cake for all to enjoy.

The end result for the Championship points saw Phil Sutcliffe in first place with 43 points, Ashley Bright in second with 42 points and Peter Hancock in third with 40 points.

The next of the Sprint Series is the “B” series round 2 and will be on the 12th & 13th of May.

For more information and for what events are coming up, visit www.morganparkraceway.com.au

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CAMS State Championship Round 1

On the 17th and 18th of March, the MGCCQ hosted the first of the CAMS state Championship rounds held at Morgan Park.

The weather was great and there was plenty of action with some big feilds from IPRA and the Excels.

The new start to the season saw some new cars and new livery as well as some new drivers.

The first round also saw a return of the superkarts to Morgan Park.

first place with the most champion points was Chryss Jamieson, followed by Timothy Weier in second and Russell Jamieson in third.

The next State Championship round wil be held on the 14th &15th of April.

All images from the weekends racing can be found here on Trapnell Creations website

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C series Super Sprints successful round 1 with equal Championship points!

March 2018

On the 3rd and 4th of March, the Warwick District Sporting Car Club hosted the first round of the C series Super Sprints.

The C series saw a diverse range of vehicles competing over the weekend on the 3km “K” circuit. The vehicles ranged from a 1935 Indy car to sports cars, daily drivers driven to the track to dedicated racing cars, modern all wheel drives to good old Aussie Muscle cars. With something to please all types of interest, the spectators were not left disappointed.

There were many new faces competing in the C series. Some, while new to Morgan Park, are by no means new to the sport of motor racing with many drivers in the past competing at hill climbs, sprints and rallies. There were also other drivers, including juniors, competing for their first time in sprint events. All had a great time and are looking forward to the next round.

Even though a threatening storm rolled on over on the Saturday afternoon, the track was dry and all seven runs for the weekend were completed with only a few minor incidents. Many competitors had also lowered their personal best lap times.

Current first place for the “C” series championship points stands at a tie with Brad Stehr and Nic Andrews both holding 42 points with Beau Hatton at 39 points.

Each of the A,B and C Super Sprint Series have now completed the first round. While champion points for each series are currently close, there are 3 more rounds per series left which should make for some great competition.

The next of the Sprint Series is the “A” series round 2 and will be on the 7th & 8th April. For more information and for what events are coming up, visit www.morganparkraceway.com.au

Championship table  

  1. Brad Stehr                     42
  2. Nic Andrews                 42
  3. Beau Hatton                 39
  4. Tony Hatton                 38
  5. Mark Hinton                 37
  6. Stuart Lowry                 37
  7. Wayne Menzies            36
  8. Wayne Clarke                35
  9. Peter Endecott              34
  10. Gerry White                   33
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Dry weather for B series Round 1

Saturday 24th of February was the start of the first round of the Warwick District Sporti ng Car Club’s B series Super Sprints Run on the 3 km “K” circuit.

After a wet day during Friday’s practice the weather was not looking ideal for the weekend. To everyone’s delight the rain held back and 7 runs were completed for the weekend. Unfortunately a few competitors out of the 105 entered over the weekend had to retire with various mechanical issues.

Warwick District Sporting Car Club like to encourage juniors and welcome them into the sport. There were three juniors competing on the weekend, Tom Brelsford , Alexandra Redhead, and Alyssa Lepp.  While Tom has competed in last years Super Sprint Series, it was the very first time for Alexandra and Alyssa who both shared a Susuki Swift for the weekend. Both girls drove very well and are surely now hooked on the sport.

To prove that age is no barrier, Tim Deacon aged 80ish , competed over the weekend and completed all seven runs and thoroughly enjoyed the event.

The B series also saw a large number of Lotus drivers , all duelling it out for top position. Lotus Driver Geoff Noble came out on top as well as leading the B series Championship. Following Geoff in second place in the Championship points is Jason Wishart, then Nick Ashwin.

The next Super sprint round will be round 1 of the “C” series on the 3rd and 4th of March. Spectator entries are free and all are welcome to watch. The Pit Exit Café will also be providing great food and lovely coffee.

For more information and for what events are coming up, visit www.morganparkraceway.com.au

All images from B series round 1 can be found here: Trapnell Creations B series R1

Championship table 

  1. Geoff Noble 44
  2. Jason Wishart 41
  3. Nick Ashwin 39
  4. Paul Goodrick 38
  5. Alastair Sutton-Davies 38
  6. Gary Lange 37
  7. Darin Siddins 36
  8. Robert Bellinger 35
  9. David Gordon 34
  10. Matt Plowman 33
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HRCC TTT Weekend

Last weekend the Warwick sun shone strong as the HRCC held their TTT weekend.

The weekend is designed for people who wish to test and tune as well as an introduction to others who are new to the sport and see what it’s all about.

For some it was just another chance to get out there and have some fun.

The Sunday was ran as a Sprint format with timed laps for the ones keen for a bit of friendly competion.

Overal the weekend ran well with only a few minor incidents.

All images from the weekend can be found on Trapnell Creations web  site.  http://www.trapnellcreations.com/f560330644

Picture: Gary Ford and Jason Gava testing each other.

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Super Sprints A series Round 1

 

 

The 2018 Qld Super sprint series had a wet start on the first weekend in Feb. 80 Competitors from all over Qld and Northern NSW attended the first Round of the A Series at Morgan Park Raceway in Warwick Qld running on the large 3 km “K” circuit. Most braved the conditions with some coming a little unstuck and finding the edges of the track are not the ideal racing line. Due to the wet weather, times were slow and only 4 runs were achieved on the sat.

Sunday came and so did the sun, giving the track surface some better temperature and adhesion. The warmer dry weather meant more of the larger horse powered vehicles decided to try and put down some good lap times and possibly score some championship points. 3 runs were achieved in better conditions giving 7 runs for the weekend…Vikki Paxton with her Dallara took 1st place, 2nd was Peter Hancock in his Cobra and coming in 3rd was Phil Sutcliffe in his Skyline GTR. Only 13 points separate the top, 10 so the season is off to a great start.

Amongst the competitors for the weekend were two Warwick local juniors, Tom Clift and Adam Baguley, both aged 15. While this is Tom’s second year for the super sprints, Adam is just starting. Both boys ran well and had an enjoyable weekend.

The next Super sprint round will be round 1 of the “B” series on the 24th and 25th of February. Spectator entries are free and all are welcome to watch.

For more information visit www.morganparkraceway.com.au

For all images visit trapnellcreations.com     

   Championship table

1              Vicki Paxton                       44

2              Peter Hancock                   40

3              Phil Sutcliffe                       39

4              Chris Richards                    38

5              Chris Beard                         36

6              Richard Brien                     35

6              Jae Collins                           35

8              Geoff Lobb                         32

8              Dale Wright                        32

10           Michael Crowe                  31

 

 

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