CAMS give approval to re-surfacing work at Morgan Park
MOTORSPORT: Confederation of Australian Motor Sport official Bruce Keys only wishes there was a Morgan Park Raceway in each state.
"If there was, motorsport would be six times better in Australia,” Keys said.
The track safety manager for CAMS travelled from Melbourne yesterday to inspect the 3km main track at Morgan Park Raceway after the Warwick District Sporting Car Club spent more than $1.2 million on the upgrade.
"The re-surfacing will add to the pleasure of the drivers and see a decrease in track times,” he said.
"More importantly, the work will make the track safer.
"CAMS is pretty excited to bring a round of the Shannons Nationals back to Morgan Park.
"The standard of asphalt is as good as I have seen anywhere.
"Warwick is the most successful club motor racing facility in Australia.”
Keys said he had been personally involved with the Warwick club since he approved the first CAMS licence for the track in 2002.
"I come up here a couple of times a year and there are always improvements to the venue and safety.
"CAMS as the regulatory body has had a terrific relationship with Morgan Park since 2002.
"CAMS uses Warwick as the example of what a non-city, non-professional race track ought to look like.”
While the track work has been approved by CAMS, there is still plenty of work needed such as line marking and tidying up and club president John Torr would appreciate any offers of help from volunteers or anyone with small machinery to help prepare for the re-start of racing on March 18-19.
Call Torr on 0437471433.