FAMILY TEAM: Mitchell, Hayden and Cameron Haidley with one of the family racing cars, a Ford Escort.
FAMILY TEAM: Mitchell, Hayden and Cameron Haidley with one of the family racing cars, a Ford Escort. Gerard Walsh

Bonding time for this family is fast-paced

FOUR members of the Haidley family circle four weekends each year on the calendar - the Queensland Super Sprints for B series drivers.

Cameron Haidley and sons Mitchell and Hayden competed on Sunday in the fourth and final round for 2013.

The eldest of the three boys, Heath also races, but has bought a house this year and is putting all his money into bricks and mortar.

Cameron's wife Lyndal said the Super Sprints were a great chance for four "dad and sons" weekends for the year.

Cameron Haidley down the main straight in his Ford Escort.
Cameron Haidley down the main straight in his Ford Escort. Gerard Walsh

The three boys are all mechanics, the fourth generation of Haidleys to like fixing vehicles. Motor racing has been a passion for the family for the past four years.

Mitchell said it was a bit of a buzz.

"You always come in with a smile on your face," he said.

Cameron and Hayden race the same Ford Escort.

"Hayden always wins against me, he has youth on his side," Cameron said.

"I enjoy competing with the boys in the sport. It is a family weekend.

"Some people go camping, we go motor racing.

"In the future, we would all like to compete at Carnell Raceway at Stanthorpe. So far only Hayden and Heath have competed at Stanthorpe."

In the Super Sprints, Hayden estimates he reaches 170kmh, which was enough to win the 0-1600cc improved production class on Sunday.

"It is a good weekend with my father, brothers and mates," he said.

He admits to "losing" the car on the back straight in the rain with a locked diff the first time he drove the Escort.

This year, Mitchell is driving an EL Falcon, a car he and Heath drove last season.

There were 96 drivers in the Super Sprints at the weekend.



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