Sport

Heat won’t halt Matt Clift at Morgan Park

Matt Clift will be one of the Warwick drivers in action this weekend.
Matt Clift will be one of the Warwick drivers in action this weekend. Darin Mandy Digital Realism

WARWICK driver Matt Clift says he is bracing for extreme heat when Round 4 of the CAMS State Championship Race Meeting takes place at Morgan Park this weekend.

Temperatures are predicted to go into the high-30s and Clift said it would be tough for drivers.

"If it gets to the temperatures they're predicting, it could get up to 65 degrees inside the car," Clift said.

"Historics don't have any of the cooling that newer cars do and while some drivers wear a cool suit, I don't find our races long enough to do that.

"All you can do is keep your fluids up before and after the race - the drivers do work pretty hard in there."

Clift, who will be driving a Mazda, said he was looking forward to the last round of the season, with several championships up for grabs.

"It should be a good event with so many different types of cars in action," he said.

"I think nearly all of the championships will be decided this weekend so that should make it pretty exciting.

"I can't win the championship myself but two of my clients (at the Morgan Park Performance Centre) can win so I'm hoping one of them does."

152 cars will be in action on the weekend, including Formula Ford, Formula V, Historic Touring Cars, Sports Sedans, Production Sports Cars and Saloon cars.

Topics:  morgan park raceway motor racing



Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

A CITY drenched in culture, Brisbane is again flaunting an arts and culture events calendar fit for a queen.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

No Caption

You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Date nights under $50

Nothing is more romantic than a picnic with a cracking view.

NOT every date has to cost you a bomb.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

Insider’s guide to the best rooftop bars

Eleven Rooftop Bar is one to put on your hit list.

SEE the world from a different perspective...

Where to get your hands on the best wings

Try out these bad boys at Buffalo Bar.

IS THERE anything better than a wicked bowl of chicken wings? Nope.

Motorists may have short delays at Warwick bridge

RoadTex at Madsen Bridge today.

One lane closed at Madsen Bridge

Stanthorpe to transform into winter wonderland

WINTER'S BEST: Get stuck into some snowy fun at the Snowflakes in Stanthorpe winter festival.

Celebrate the season at Snowflakes in Stanthorpe

A celebration of multiculturalism

COME TOGETHER: Join the Southern Downs Refugee and Migrant Network to celebrate refugee week with a Friendship Picnic at Browns Falls.

Friendship picnic a chance to share heritage

Local Partners

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor split after 17 years

BEN Stiller and his wife Christine Taylor have called it a day in a joint announcement.

Why The Voice hasn't produced a star

Boy George responds to Brittania Clifford-Pugh's heart-warming message.

It's the industry, not the show, says Boy George

These actors hated their movies and didn’t mind admitting it

Channing Tatum and Marlon Wayans in a scene from GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

Every year, Hollywood blesses us with plenty of God awful movies.

Miranda Kerr and fiance hang up backyard tent for wedding

The decorators and caterers are arriving for the final preparations for the wedding of Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel. Pictures: Splash

Evan Spiegel and Miranda Kerr are set to marry today

Book review: Mia Freedman's book meets her critics head on

I appreciated Freedman's blunt honesty in the book

Model Bella Hadid's see-through dress shocks in Cannes

US model Bella Hadid attends the Cinema Against AIDS amfAR gala 2017 held at the Hotel du Cap, Eden Roc in Cap d'Antibes, France, 25 May 2017.

It’s like she’s become addicted to shock value.

Man's amazing comeback from monster crisis

Pat O'Driscoll agents Penny Keating and Doug Webber sold 56 Agnes St, The Range at auction over the weekend.

NOT long ago, he sold his possessions to pay staff. Now he's back.

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

Lost dough leaves sour taste after company collapse

Kathleen and John Mahoney from Sugar and Spice Bakery were stung after the collapse of Cantro Pty Ltd and are still owed money.

Supermarket operator collapse leaves sour taste for bakery

Open for inspection homes May 25-31

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!