RACING: Stanthorpe driver Lana Rice in action on Warwick Dragway.
RACING: Stanthorpe driver Lana Rice in action on Warwick Dragway. Gerard Walsh

Drag racing club to hold last meeting before winter break

DRAG RACING: The Warwick District Drag Racing Association is expecting 80 cars and bikes for the Sutton Family Bracket Series round 2 on Saturday.

Two members of the Sutton family from Texas will race.

Ridge Sutton will be in the fast street class with an XC Ford.

His younger brother Lachlan will be in a VT Holden Commodore.

There will be six classes of racing: quick ET, fast street, street, drag bike and the junior dragster class, which is now called young guns.

The largest class is likely to be fast street, with Lara Rice from Stanthorpe one of the favourites. Her husband Les will be one of the favourites in the Quick ET class after winning the series last year.

Association committee member Matt Loy said this weekend's meeting would be the last before the winter break.

"We start again with round three of the bracket meetings on August 17,” he said.

The club has attracted 40 nominations so far and expects more nominations later this week and on the day.

Warwick driver Ross Costello will compete in the quick ET class in a Holden EJ ute which he has run at Warwick Dragway for more than five years.

Gates open at 7am, Saturday with qualifying from 10am to 2pm and then racing from 2.30pm.

See Horsepower column in the Daily News on Saturday



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