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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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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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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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