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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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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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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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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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