Warwick driver Matt Clift won all four group N races in the CAMS State championships.
Warwick driver Matt Clift won all four group N races in the CAMS State championships. Trapnell Creations

Close tussle in championships in historic touring cars class

MOTORSPORT: Warwick driver Matt Clift has nine wins from 11 races in the CAMS Queensland Motor Racing Championships this season.

In a sport where drivers get points for finishing, Clift has had two DNF (did not finish) results which have him just in the lead in the historic touring cars series.

Drivers receive points just to finish so a DNF has a major impact on the points.

Last weekend, there was excellent support for the improved production and Hyundai XL classes in round 3 of the championships at Morgan Park Raceway.

There are four drivers near the lead in the historic touring cars class, Grant Wilson in a Chev Camaro and two Torana drivers, Warren Tegg and Guy Gibbons.

"It should be a hot round between the four of us in the last round of the championships this year on November 16-18 at Morgan Park Raceway,” he said.

Down the years, state championship racing has been over three races but in the past two rounds, four races have been held which Clift guesses will happen again in November.

At the weekend, Clift was helped in the pits by son Tom who drives in the Queensland Super Sprints.

"Tom is in the sprints at present and he may start in the state championships next year if we find a bit more speed in his car and gain some sponsorship,” Clift said.

This weekend, a round of the Motorcycle Sportsmen of Queensland will be held at Morgan Park Raceway and on September 22-23, round 4C of the Queensland Super Sprints will be held.



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