(From left) Second placegetter Joe McGinnes and organiser Rod Dale after the McHitch Touring Car Challenge in the Independent Race Meeting at Morgan Park Raceway.
(From left) Second placegetter Joe McGinnes and organiser Rod Dale after the McHitch Touring Car Challenge in the Independent Race Meeting at Morgan Park Raceway.

Praise for Warwick car club

INDEPENDENT Race Series organiser Rod Dale rates the Warwick District Sporting Car Club the easiest to deal with although races are held at five venues each year.

The Morgan Park Raceway was the venue for the second round of the 2010 series at the weekend.

“We had the first round of the series at Oran Park in what was the last race meeting at the venue at Camden,” Dale said.

“(But) our drivers don’t go anywhere where the welcome is as good or the officials as friendly as Warwick.

“We get great country hospitality, including the restaurants and hotels.”

Lithgow driver Joe McGinnis finished second in the McHitch Touring Car Challenge, an event he sponsors himself after last year winning The Land and Farmers Association Farm Inventor of the Year award with a trailer coupling he used to tow his vehicle to Warwick.

McGinnis estimated he reached 200kph in his 1968 XYGT Falcon at Morgan Park Raceway at the weekend.

Three of the final five rounds of this year’s series will be staged at Sydney’s Eastern Creek.

Lakeside will host a round in June while another will be staged at Queensland Raceway in August.

The majority of the drivers at the weekend were from New South Wales and the ACT but Dale is hoping to attract more from Queensland in future years.

He is definite that Morgan Park Raceway will again be on the program next year.



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