RACING INTO TOWN: Sprite car enthusiasts Joe Bufalino, Graham Harris, Neville Mansfield, Keith Gordon and John Robertson are among more than 100 drivers in the Rose City this weekend for the National Sprite Challenge of Australia.
RACING INTO TOWN: Sprite car enthusiasts Joe Bufalino, Graham Harris, Neville Mansfield, Keith Gordon and John Robertson are among more than 100 drivers in the Rose City this weekend for the National Sprite Challenge of Australia. Jayden Brown

Rose City on track to get everything Sprite this Easter

MOTOR RACING: Drivers from as far as South Australia are racing into the Rose City for an action-packed weekend at the National Sprite Challenge.

This year is the second time the event has been hosted by Morgan Park Raceway, with 107 drivers and their Sprite cars taking to the track for their national event.

Sprite cars, which are a British racing sports car, were first built in 1958 and are closely associated with MGs.

Long-time Sprite Car Club of Queensland member Neville Mansfield said he was looking forward to the weekend of racing.

"Morgan Park raceway is very well run," he said.

"Bill Campbell does a great job of running the event.

"We come to Warwick regularly for our sprint meetings - we love the country atmosphere."

The National Sprite Challenge comprises several events, including regularity and sprint competitions.

John Robertson, of the Sprite Car Club of Queensland, said a highlight of the weekend would be a motor-khana in Albert Park on Sunday.

"A motorkhana is like drifting with little cars," he said.

Sprite car racing action begins at 9am today at Morgan Park Raceway, with free admission for spectators.

The cars will also be a part of Show and Shine in Leslie Park from 9.30am tomorrow.

For all the weekend's Sprite car racing action, see Monday's edition of theDaily News.



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