Mackay driver Rod Burrows after a second in class at the Queensland Super Sprints Championships at Morgan Park Raceway.
Mackay driver Rod Burrows after a second in class at the Queensland Super Sprints Championships at Morgan Park Raceway. Gerard Walsh

Long way from Mackay for a place and medal in Warwick

MOTORSPORT: For the past four years, Rod Burrows has towed his racing car from Mackay to Warwick for the four rounds of the Queensland Super Sprint Championships.

At the weekend, he finished this year's round for B series drivers in his VN Commodore.

He was second in the 4-5 litre class behind Glen Mason.

"Glen often beats me,” Burrows said.

He has a contrast in his sport from the speed of motor racing to the slow delivery of a lawn bowl.

"I go from one extreme to another,” he said.

"My second sport is lawn bowls. I always come to the rounds in my series.”

Down the years, he has competed in Warwick super sprints 16 times and has a record of three wins, six seconds, three thirds and four unplaced finishes.

When he comes to a super sprints meeting, Burrows leaves home at Mackay on the Thursday morning, competes on Saturday and Sunday and then drives to Maryborough on Sunday afternoon and back to Mackay on the Monday.

This weekend, the 24 Hours of Lemons will be at Morgan Park. Racing starts in the 24-hour event at 3pm Friday and goes to 3pm Saturday. Free admission.



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