BACK ON TRACK: Gold Coast driver Will Charlton with his trophy for second in the Queensland Super Sprints.
BACK ON TRACK: Gold Coast driver Will Charlton with his trophy for second in the Queensland Super Sprints. Gerard Walsh

Celebrant loves a ‘mature’ track

TIME out of the driver's seat means nothing in motor racing for Will Charlton who has returned to the sport after a break of 38 years.

Charlton was one of 82 starters in a round of the Queensland Super Sprints at Morgan Park Raceway at the weekend.

He is a civil celebrant from the Gold Coast who reckons it will be half price for the first wedding he does on the race track.

"I have been racing since 1962 with a gap of 38 years in between while I raised a family," he said.

"The resurfaced track is fantastic. It takes time for a track to mature and lose its wetness.

"The best times to race are mid-morning and mid-afternoon. The track loses some grip in the middle of the day."

He has been coming to the Super Sprints for six years and was second yesterday in the Marque Sports Car class in a 1970 MGB GT.

Charlton has two MG Ys from 1948-1950 that he is restoring.



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