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Six Bangers weekend

WEEKEND MEET: Co-organiser Lyn Stewart is hopeful of a big field of nominations.
WEEKEND MEET: Co-organiser Lyn Stewart is hopeful of a big field of nominations. Molly Glassey

AFTER the winter recess, drag racing will return to Warwick Dragway at Morgan Park with this weekend's Six Banger Nationals the feature event.

There will be a regular Warwick District Drag Racing Association bracket meeting this Saturday and then the Six Banger Nationals on Sunday.

Six Banger Nationals co-organiser Lyn Stewart said she was hoping for 90 to 100 nominations.

"We have a fast ute coming up from New South Wales, which is dubbed the Brumby,” she said.

The Brumby is owned by Jeff Ramsay from Greystanes in western Sydney.

"Jeff and his son Matthew have been building the ute for a few years and have tried it out in drag racing Sydney,” she said.

"The ute has been built with the Six Bangers in mind.”

There are six classes this weekend, ranging from blown/turbo, fast street, street, stick shift, classic pre-1964 to modified.

In the past, the most popular class has been fast street but there will also be a lot of starters in the street class.

One driver is already on the way from Western Australia with a six-cylinder rail. He is expected to complete 1/8 mile (200m) passes on the Warwick Dragway in the five to six-second range.

Any vehicle with a six-cylinder motor will be allowed to race on Sunday. Some have been altered for drag racing but that will be reflected in the allocation of vehicles to specific classes.

The bracket meeting on Saturday will have racing in five classes, quick ET, fast street, street, bike and young guns and 100 nominations are expected. The young guns will be split into three groups depending on their speed.

There will be three rounds of handicap racing with unlimited qualifying in both the bracket meeting on Saturday and Six Banger Nationals on Sunday.

Admission is $10 per day for adults with children under 12 admitted free if with a paying adult.

There will be 20 Warwick association members in action on the track this weekend.

Twenty-five volunteers will run the meetings this weekend.

The next five weeks will be the busiest of the year for the Warwick District Drag Racing Association.

After this weekend's bracket meeting and Six Banger Nationals, the association will then gear up for the VW Nationals on September 30-October 1, which are run by Craig Hughes from VW Magazine.

Then the biggest event at Warwick Dragway for the year, the second round of JP Racing Dragfest, will be on October 14-15.

The latest edition of Morgan Park News is out and will be available free at Morgan Park this weekend. Copies are also available at the front counter of the Daily News.

Race times

Saturday

Gates open - 8am

Scrutineering - 10am

Qualifying - noon to 6pm

Racing from 6pm

Sunday

Gates open - 8am

Scrutineering - 10am to 11.30am

Qualifying - 10am to noon

Racing from 12.30pm

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