Morgan Park Raceway ready for re-surfacing
MOTOR RACING: The main track at Morgan Park Raceway will be re-surfaced in the next month as the Warwick District Sporting Car Club prepares to host round 8 of the CAMS National Racing Championships next year.
Warwick and Wakefield Park (Goulburn) are the two new venues for the championships next year.
The Morgan Park round is on September 23-24.
Club president John Torr said some preliminary work had taken place this month to prepare for the re-surfacing.
"A raceway needs to be re-surfaced every 12 or 15 years and this work at Morgan Park has been planned over the past three years,” he said.
The surface of the main track is 27,000 square metres.
"We are re-surfacing the main three-kilometre track which will be used for the national racing championships and a round of the Australian Superbike Championships,” he said.
"A selected number of kerbs are being replaced as well.”
Some of the other configurations of the raceway are used at other meetings but Torr said the transitions between the different configurations were in good condition.
"We have extra meetings planned next year and need more volunteers who don't have to be motorsport-orientated,” Torr said.
"Training will be provided for volunteers and helping out is a great chance for mateship and friendship.”
With a new surface on the main track, Torr expects many lap records will be broken next year.
Anyone keen to find out more about a volunteer role at Morgan Park Raceway is asked to call Torr on 0437471433.