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Sprints Series Well Under Way

Well the WDSCC Super Sprint Series is now well under way with last weekend seeing the first round of the B series. There was a large number of competitors competing in the B series, with a variety of cars. The Lotus club showed a strong force with 17 competitors competing over the weekend one of which was Geoff Noble who finished in second outright. Bruce McKenzie was the outright fastest in his formula three and Stephen Faulks placing third in his mighty Time attack STI.

There were a few patches of rain throughout the weekend, which slowed a few clubman drivers down and kept a few others on their toes but overall the weather was mostly fine. Seven runs were completed with each run consisting of 3 laps on the large 3 km Circuit K.                  

It was great to see the juniors back at it again with Kyle Evans taking out first place and the ever-improving Alyssa Lepp in second place. The WDSCC encourage the juniors and help them develop their skills.

There only a few Minor incidents throughout the weekend with some resulting in an early retirement including Paul Buccini who blew a turbo in his BMW. Paul then shared the drive in his Daughter Karlie’s BMW , creating some good ole family competition.

The C series is next for their first round for 2019 and will be held on the 23rd and 24th of March. Once again there will be a large variety of cars including a Vintage V8 Ford Special, Rotary powered sedans and more modern competition cars. There will be a bit of something to suit everyone’s fancy.

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 1 A sprints Turns up heat!

Welcome again to another year of the Warwick district sporting car club super sprints series. On the 9th of February, round 1 of the A series kicked off with hot competition and some hot track temperatures. Seven runs were completed with each run consisting of 3 laps on the large 3 km Circuit K.                  

There were some new competition cars as well as the regulars getting a dust off and the occasional cobweb being blown out. There was a good variety of open wheelers competing in the A series, with by far the fastest being Vikki Paxton in her v8 powered Dallara. Vikki was the 2018 A series winner.

Starting for the first time and competing in the junior class was Billy O’Neil. Billy was one of the juniors who received a passenger run with David Reynolds around Morgan Park raceway last year during the sprints fun day.

The Sun belted down on everyone, which may have contributed to a few incidents during the weekend. Recovery crew and officials were kept on their toes and The Pit Exit Café helped keep everyone cool throughout the weekend by supplying food and refreshments.

Vikki Paxton now leads the Championship points followed by Jae Collins in second place with Ashley Bright in third.

The B series is next for their first round for 2019 and will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of March  followed by round 1 of the C series on the 23rd and 24th of March. 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

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David Reynolds Adds To An Already Brilliant Day

On the 1st of December, A track day and presentation dinner was held at Morgan Park Raceway for all the competitors from the Warwick District Sporting Car Club  2018 Super Sprint Series. The super sprints have three series with over 100 competitors in each series, with each series consisting of 4 rounds throughout the year.   There was a massive turnout for the day with drivers given the opportunity to give their crews, sponsors and families a chance to let them experience being in a race car at speed. There were 3 groups throughout the day, Race car drivers, new street drivers and junior drivers. This allowed those who have never driven a race car to experience the track under a controlled environment and the experienced drivers to give their passengers a bit of a thrill.

At the end of the day, David Reynolds greeted everyone at the track and took the wheel of the wdscc president Michael Reynolds targa Comodore. After taking Michael for some intense laps around Morgan Park’s 3km circuit, David continued to take the Junior drivers and upcoming junior drivers for some hot laps.
Once the racing was finished, David was kept busy talking to everyone in the pits, signing cars and having his photo taken.
Saturday night saw the presentation dinner and David was the guest of honour who helped present all the class winner trophies and state championship trophies as well as some entertaining speeches.

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SUPER SPRINTS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS A REAL WINNER!

On the 27th October, 108 competitors lined up for what was to be a fantastic weekend of motor racing. The weather was perfect and with the dry weather meant there was no chance of lap times being spoilt by a wet damp circuit. With bragging rights, and the glory of being the 2018 state Champion, the competition was guaranteed to be fierce.

Saturday saw competitors battle it out over the long 3km K circuit. This is a popular track with a large sweeper and plenty of length to let the big bangers stretch their legs yet still has the complexity of corners which often works in the favour of the smaller, more agile cars. There was a great variety of cars including Hyundai’s, Escorts, Torana’s, Sprites, Datsun’s, Porsches and open wheelers. The Juniors also showed how well their skills had developed as they pushed hard throughout the event. It was also a pleasure to see Peter Corbett pilot his Lamborghini around the circuit. Unfortunately last year’s winner Vikki Paxton had mechanical issues with her F3 Dallara and was forced to retire early. This opened the door for Jason Hore and Bruce McKenzie, both with F3s to push on.

Whilst there were a few mechanical issues with some cars on Saturday, there were no major incidents or long hold ups which kept the day flowing and allowed all competitors, who were able to continue, to complete all three runs, each consisting of 3 laps.

After the racing on Saturday, the competitors, officials and volunteers, were all treated to a 2 course dinner on the Pit Exit Café deck. Plenty of stories were exchanged over a few cold ones as well as lots of laughs. It was great to have so many like-minded people enjoying themselves. The night was due to the generosity and hospitality of the Warwick District Sporting Car Club who really go out of their way to make sure these events are always memorable.

Sunday morning was a little cooler but soon proved to be another cracker of a day. Unlike Saturday, the competitors ran on the 2.4 km E circuit. The E circuit uses most of the K circuit but instead of steaming on down through the sweeper, a right hand turn is negotiated followed by the flip flops then back onto the straight. After each competitors last run of the day, they were presented with a medallion to commemorate the event.

Once all the racing was completed, everyone gathered on the deck to find out where they placed. The outright winner for the weekend was Jason Hore, Bruce McKenzie in second place followed by Peter Corbett with his Lamborghini. Each stood on the podium where they were presented with magnificent decorative silver plate trophies.  Winners from each category were also presented with glass trophies. It was a great weekend for all who attended and with four lap records broken over the weekend , many are already looking forward to next year to do it again.

Once again a big thank you to all the volunteers and officials who took up their time to make such a great event possible.

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Noble B series sprints Champion

September  2018

Saturday the 1st of September was the first of spring but the last round of the Warwick District Sporting Car Club’s Super Sprints B series. The Sprints where conducted on the 3 km K Circuit. 7 runs were completed with each run consisting of 4 laps.

The wind blew fiercely on Saturday but by Sunday it was gone and so were a few unfortunate competitors who had mechanical issues forcing them to retire early.

The competition was strong with class championship points up for grabs as well as the glorious outright championship trophies. Some beautiful shiny Plates for first second and third which would make anyone’s trophy cabinet shine.

The Lotus was the weapon of choice with Geoff Noble once again being the fastest of the weekend and taking bragging rights as the outright B series champion. Matt Plowman was second with his Lotus and close behind in third place was Darrin Siddins in his escort.

Sunday morning was Father’s day. If getting to go racing on their day off was not enough, all the fathers were treated to breakfast at the Pit Exit Café.

The C series is the last series to run for 2018 with round 4 commencing on the 22nd of September . Spectator entry for all the super sprints is free of charge and is a fantastic action packed weekend. Registration for the 2019 Super Sprints series is now open and closes October 1st. For online registration and regulations visit www.morganparkraceway.com.au 

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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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