Warwick driver Geoff Nothdurft was first outright at the Queensland Super Sprints at Morgan Park Raceway at the weekend.
Warwick driver Geoff Nothdurft was first outright at the Queensland Super Sprints at Morgan Park Raceway at the weekend. Darin Mandy

Driving with precision

THE National Historic Race Meeting at Morgan Park Raceway this weekend (July 24-25) won’t be all about being first across the line.

Some of the events are regularity races in which the winner will be the driver who finishes closest to their nominated time.

This gives a chance for everyone to win as speed and a jazzed up racing car aren’t needed to be placed in regularity.

Warwick junior Matt Campbell raced well in the open ranks last weekend in the Super Sprints and will be going in the regularity at the nationals.

This weekend’s meeting, organised by the Historic Racing Car Club, has attracted 247 nominations so there is certain to be non-stop racing each day.

Once again, we have a major race meeting bringing tens of thousands of dollars to the town.
 

Jump-outs

HORSES are coming from at least as far as Texas for the jump-outs at the Warwick Turf Club from 9am tomorrow.

For those with a long association with racing, the old term for testing horses in a race situation but not an official race was a barrier trial.

It is head-to-head racing to test the speed of the horses but also to give horses experience jumping from the starter’s box and in racing against other horses.

Most horses are trained in Warwick on the sand track in single file.

There is free admission and patrons are welcome to watch from the same area they use at regular meetings at Allman Park.

The next official race meeting is on August 21.
 

Horses are coming

IF it isn’t cars, it is horses heading to Warwick and next weekend there are 200 nominations for the Australian Stock Horse Society Nationals at the Warwick Showgrounds.

Warwick has the show section of the nationals so day one will be a little like the show events we witness annually at the Warwick Show.

There is the challenge and campdrafting on August 1, which includes seven riders from the Southern Downs.

John Lyons, of St George, is again president of the organising committee for the nationals and Lorna Fanning is secretary for the nationals.



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