SPEED: Warwick and District Sporting Car Club secretary John Torr placed in the Queensland Super Sprints at Morgan Park Raceway.
SPEED: Warwick and District Sporting Car Club secretary John Torr placed in the Queensland Super Sprints at Morgan Park Raceway. Linda Mandy/Digital Realism

Strong performance by Warwick club official in sprints

MOTOR RACING: Warwick and District Sporting Car Club secretary John Torr won one of his club’s own trophies in the Formula Vee class at the Queensland Super Sprint Championships at Morgan Park on the weekend.

The meeting attracted 130 drivers from as far as Rockhampton and Grafton in round 2B of the series.

Torr said he was happy with his own performance to finish third at the weekend behind Brisbane driver Warwick Gifford and Warwick competitor Alan Donn.

“I tried a bit too hard and spun out in two heats, which cost me the chance to go for second,” Torr said.

“It was immense fun at the super sprints. The only reason my wife Christine and I moved to Warwick was because of the Morgan Park Raceway facility.”

He won round 1B earlier this year after finishing in the top-three in the championships last year.

“The aim this year is to finish second or better,” he said.

“I recently bought a sports racing car in Sydney and will compete in the historics in early July.”

Three members of the Haidley family, Cameron and sons Hayden and Mitchell, all raced strongly in modified production. Darling Downs father-and-son Pat and Matthew Cook drove well in the same class, which was the most popular at the weekend.

Leyburn driver Doug Swan was a trophy winner in the sports car class. Len Don was placed in open wheeler while Stephen Wilkins competed in the same class. This weekend, the Queensland Racing Drivers Association is promoting round 2 of the Queensland Motor Racing Championships at Morgan Park Raceway.



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