Bill Campbell, pictured with his daughter Teresa Campbell and Matt Campbell, will take part in his first race at Morgan Park in two and half years this weekend.
Bill Campbell, pictured with his daughter Teresa Campbell and Matt Campbell, will take part in his first race at Morgan Park in two and half years this weekend. Gerard Walsh

Raceway president ready to hit track

DESPITE being the president of Morgan Park Raceway it has been two and a half years since Bill Campbell has raced around the tack.

Until this weekend anyway.

Campbell will get in behind the wheel of his Holden Torana XU1 for qualifying and three races for the Queensland Racing Drivers Association State Championship meeting.

"I am really looking forward to it," he said.

"I have just had other commitment that has prevented me from racing."

Campbell said he was not too confident that he would take out first position in his races but was not ready to count himself out of podium finish.

And with nine other experienced drivers in the group N races today and tomorrow Campbell said it will be a tough race.

But of all the competitors there is one Campbell will be desperate to beat.

His daughter Teresa Campbell is taking to the circuit in the exact same car, in the exact same race.

"There is absolutely a bit of rivalry between us," he said.

"She can hold her own too.

"Age will be the deciding factor and as she is the younger person with quicker reflexes I think she will come out on top."

Other Warwick racers taking on Morgan Park this weekend include Jamie Furness in the saloon cars and bother and sister duo Michael and Rebecca Dawes in the Gemini class.

There will be over a hundred cars across the nine categories.

Qualifying kicks off the action today followed by some races.

More fast-paced racing action will continue tomorrow.

Spectator entry is $15 for today, $20 for Sunday for $30 for a weekend pass.

Grab a copy of Monday's paper for all the action from the event.



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