Gunnedah visitor wins by whisker at Autumn Historics
DADDY has won a big trophy was the word from Gunnedah school boy Jay Keam after his dad Greg won the handicap event at the Autumn Historics at Morgan Park Raceway at the weekend.
Keam led narrowly on the final lap in his Ford Escort and could see a Mustang getting bigger and bigger in his rear vision mirror down the straight.
"I won by a width of a bumper bar," Greg said.
He was part of the team of past Bathurst winner Bob Holden.
Greg has a panelbeating business at Gunnedah in New South Wales and said Warwick was one of the two major tracks nearest his home.
"We have a small sprint track at Tamworth and can drive six hours to Sydney to Eastern Creek or six and a half hours to Warwick," Greg said.
The trip to Warwick was different at the weekend. His wife Cindy and their three young children watched him for the first time.
"We decided on a bit of a holiday and made a weekend of it in Warwick," he said.
Greg competes in Warwick once a year and said he found it hard to see his family in the crowd due to the large crowd.
This weekend, the Motorcycle Sportsmen of Queensland host the Masters of Morgan Park meeting.
Racing cars, groups L, M and B: Bill Norman, Murwillumbah, Lola T640
Touring cars under 2000cc: Martin White, Brisbane, Ford Falcon Rallye Sprint
Touring cars over 2000cc: Kevin Heffernan/Ashley Heffernan, Brisbane, Holden Torana XU1
Racing cars: Chris Farrell, Ralt RT4
Sports cars group R: Matt Campbell, Tiga Sports 2000
Sports cars group Sc: Stan Alder, Porsche 911 Carrera