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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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
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- Brad Stehr 42
- Nic Andrews 42
- Beau Hatton 39
- Tony Hatton 38
- Mark Hinton 37
- Stuart Lowry 37
- Wayne Menzies 36
- Wayne Clarke 35
- Peter Endecott 34
- Gerry White 33
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
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- Geoff Noble 44
- Jason Wishart 41
- Nick Ashwin 39
- Paul Goodrick 38
- Alastair Sutton-Davies 38
- Gary Lange 37
- Darin Siddins 36
- Robert Bellinger 35
- David Gordon 34
- Matt Plowman 33
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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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
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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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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.
Trapnell Creations will be once again the oficial photographers for the series.
Anyone wish to order images for the series please contact Pete Trapnell at email@example.com
Matt Clift Saving rubber and pushing hard
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Congratulations to Vikki Paxton for winning the 2017 Qld and Australian Sprint Championship.
Followed in 2nd place Bruce McKenzie and 3rd by Ashley Bright.
The Sprints were run on the large K circuit on Saturday and the smaller E circuit on the Sunday.
It Was a bit of a wet weekend at times although most of the competitors menaged at least a couple of runs in the dry.
All compititors received a medalion as a momento and everyone seemed to enjoy the weekend.
All images from the weekend can be veiwed and purchased from Trapnell Creations web site: http://www.trapnellcreations.com/f301703436
All Trophy and presentation images are free to download here: http://www.trapnellcreations.com/p878482136
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