Racing car club celebrates meeting
THE Queensland Historic Racing Car Club (HRCC) will celebrate its 33rd annual Historic Race Meeting on July 24-25 at Morgan Park Raceway.
Club president Bill Westerman said they had a fantastic response from competitors.
“The ceiling for entries is 250 and we’ve secured 247, and that includes more than 75 from interstate including New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia,” Westerman said.
The event commemorates 100 years of Alfa Romeo and sees a feature race solely for the marque along with 38 other races for all classes of historic cars including the Lloyd Bax Trophy for historic touring cars, the Wal Donnelly Memorial Trophy for Group R sports cars, the John French trophy for groups C, A, plus the Lionel Ayers Trophy for group O sports cars.
Queensland HRCC club member and long-time racer Fred Sayers was instrumental in getting recognition and acceptance for the newly formed group U classification for sports sedans through CAMS.
Last year was the first outing for the new division and Sayers donated a perpetual trophy for the class; he also competes with his Leyland Clubman GT, although he will be up against Mark Trenoweth in his Jaguar XJS Sports Sedan.
The small Darling Downs town will be abuzz with racers from the early years to young competitors trying their hand at an old sport.
“We acknowledge that sometimes we may be seen as an old boys club but we are keen to introduce young blood into this amazing line-up of our country’s motor sport history,” Westerman said.
Racing gets under way from 12.45pm on the Saturday after qualifying for all classes. Racing is on again from 8.30am Sunday.