RACING: Peter Warren leads Dean Tighe in a race at Morgan Park Raceway.
RACING: Peter Warren leads Dean Tighe in a race at Morgan Park Raceway. Ian Welsh/Shifting Focus

Four new meetings for Morgan Park Raceway year

MOTOR RACING: The resurfacing of Morgan Park Raceway is set to help the Warwick Sporting Car Club secure more major motorsport meetings.

Club president John Torr said the club had secured a round of the CAMS National Racing Championships (Shannons) in September.

While there won't be any race meetings to March due to raceway resurfacing, the club has meetings booked for 37 weekends this year, predominately two-day meetings.

"We have two more Short Circuit Motor Sports Association meetings compared to last year and one additional Porsche meeting as well as the CAMS national round,” Torr said.

The short circuit association races at both Morgan Park and Carnell Raceway.

The Motorcycle Sportsmen of Queensland will again host a round of the Australian Superbike Championships on August 25-27.

The sportsman have made Morgan Park Raceway their home base and are regular users of the Warwick facility, bringing more than 100 riders to each meeting.

With 37 meetings for the year, Torr said the club needed more volunteers to run events.

"Anyone interested in being involved in the club or to help out as a volunteer at race meetings is welcome to call me,” he said.

"With more meetings, we need more volunteers.”

Volunteers do not need a knowledge of motorsport and will receive any required training.

Torr is already

upbeat about the hopes for club organised meeting

this year in view of the interest shown by 10 new prospective drivers

from the Warwick area

keen to race on their home track.

Information or offers of help to Torr on 0437471433.



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