The first of the 2018 super sprints series kicks off on the 3rd of Febuary with round 1 of the A series at Morgan Park.
With 3 series for 2018 and champion points up for grabs, this year is set to be a action packed year.
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Matt Clift Saving rubber and pushing hard
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THE THIRD round of the Queensland Super Sprint A Series saw a smaller than expected field for the weekend with only 76 cars making the trek to Warwick. The predicted (and correct) cold weather might have deterred a few drivers. Sunday morning the cars were covered in a good layer of ice with temps around -2C. Of course it is winter in Warwick!
Saturday dawned fine, clear blue skies – however there was a cutting wind that dropped the temps somewhat, making it fairly hard for the cars to warm tyres. The “D” circuit was used over the weekend, this sees the competitors turn right just after the bridge and then turn right at point 8 over the “flip flops” back on to the main straight, each run saw the cars complete 4 flying laps.
It was battle of the V8’s for line honours, Ashley Bright in his V8 powered Holden Commodore Supercar was fastest outright for the weekend, despite only running four of the possible 8 runs, 7 second shy of Bright was John White in his Cobra with Peter Hancock third in another Cobra.
There were a couple of incidents over the weekend, the Holden Gemini of Michael Reynolds went home with a sore front after collecting the wall under the bridge. Our media team from Digital Realism got this great shot (below) of Darren Holland shooting off the track in the Flip Flops on Sunday morning, luckily Holland pulled it up before the wall with a little bit of front splitter damage.
Darren Holland shooting off the track in the Flip Flops on Sunday morning – Morgan Park Raceway – Photo Darin Mandy
Top Ten Finishers
1st ASHLEY BRIGHT 03:03.345
2nd JOHN WHITE 03:10.499
3rd PETER HANCOCK 03:10.521
4th BEAU HATTON 03:10.644
5th CHRIS CHING 03:11.711
6th DARRIN SIDDINS 03:13.828
7th TONY HATTON 03:14.613
8th DARREN HOLLAND 03:15.365
9th LEE FALKNER 03:15.471
10th JON SIDDINS 03:15.827
The next round of the QLD Super Sprints is for the “B” Series on July 16 – 17.
Full Results can be found here on MyLaps: http://www.mylaps.com/en/events/1288058
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Round One of the B Series Queensland Super Sprints saw almost 140 cars entered, although we lost a couple with mechanical issues during Fridays Practice.
The first round was raced over the 3.0km circuit for 3 laps.
Saturday dawned fine and we look set to get the maximum number of runs in for the day until around 3pm when the heavens opened and we received 40mm in around 40 minutes at the track. Whereas in town they got little or none.
There was so much rain that the racing was called off when we had streams flowing over the track and through the pits! A lovely sunrise on Sunday morning greeted the competitors, the rain stayed away but Saturdays water made it fairly humid for the day. The top three cars were fighting it out for the top spot which eventually went to Geoff Noble in his Lotus Elise, chasing hard and quickest in a couple of runs was Vikki Paxton in her modified F3 with Luke Brown third for the weekend driving his Condor Mk.1 racing car.
Here are the top 10 Results:
1 GEOFF NOBLE – 03:58.669
2 VIKKI PAXTON – 04:10.585
3 LUKE BROWN – 04:12.563
4 BILL NORTON – 04:20.273
5 GARRY PITT – 04:23.189
6 MARTIN O’BRIEN – 04:24.206
7 DARRYL RINGUET – 04:24.528
8 GERRY WHITE – 04:25.316
9 DAN McCARTHY – 04:27.094
10 GARY LANGE – 04:27.232
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Follow this link to the full results for this race meeting: http://www.mylaps.com/en/events/1248795
The next round of the Queensland Super Sprints is the A Series second round on May 7th and 8th
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