Racing action was hot at Morgan Park on Saturday.
Racing action was hot at Morgan Park on Saturday.

Nothing like a sprint of the super kind on track

MORGAN Park Raceway was alive and roaring with the sounds of more than 130 engines, as drivers descended on the Rose City at the weekend for round 1 of the B Series of the Queensland Super Sprints.

From Mini Coopers to Porsches, drivers of all ages and their cars were in overdrive in an action-packed Saturday of racing.

Drivers travelled from far and wide including Burrum Heads in the Wide Bay and northern New South Wales to race on our premier racing track.

Among the drivers was Noel Holt from Chinchilla with his 1964 Mini Cooper 1330 CC.

Mr Holt said he bought the Mini two years ago, after his son-in-law talked him into getting involved in motor racing as a hobby.

"I've only recently taken up motor racing in the last three years," he said.

"The Minis are easy to handle. Their front-wheel drive is good for cornering."

The sprints at Morgan Park Raceway attracted as many as 130 competitors from far and wide.
The sprints at Morgan Park Raceway attracted as many as 130 competitors from far and wide.

Drivers were given up to nine runs of four laps each on the day, reaching incredible speeds on the long track.

Mr Holt said he travelled to Morgan Park Raceway at least four weekends each year.

"It's just a hobby. I enjoy the company of other blokes my age," he said.

"Hopefully in the future I might do the Leyburn Sprints."

While the weather remained dry for Saturday, heavy rain yesterday morning led to the day's racing being cancelled.

For more photos from the weekend's motor racing action at Morgan Park turn to page 19.

Upcoming Motor Racing at Morgan Park

Autumn Historics

  •  Organised by the Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland.
  •  Practices will be held on Friday.
  •  Racing will be held all day on Saturday and Sunday.


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