Vees revved up for Ma­reeba re­turn

Tablelands Advertiser - - SPORT - Bec Singh

FOR­MULA Vee mo­tor racing will be back in Ma­reeba next year af­ter a hugely suc­cess­ful and in­ci­dent-free event last week­end.

Eight driv­ers trav­elled to the Ma­reeba Mako­trac In­ter­na­tional Race­track last Satur­day to test their skills.

With two cars avail­able, the 1200cc and 1600cc, the driv­ers each com­pleted about five laps of the track.

For­mula Vee event or­gan­iser To­bia Kip­per hailed the day a suc­cess and sauid they were al­ready plan­ning for the next event.

“All the feed­back we re­ceived was pos­i­tive, some driv­ers put their names down for the next race day,” he said.

“We are think­ing we might have the next event on a Sun­day be­cause peo­ple usu­ally work on a Satur­day but it would be held af­ter the wet sea­son.”

Ma­reeba lo­cal and mo­tor­sports en­thu­si­ast Tod Hales said as it was his first time in For­mula Vee and it took time to get used to the feel of the car.

“I felt like a sar­dine in a tin can. I can ap­pre­ci­ate what the pro­fes­sional driv­ers go through,” he said.

Any­one in­ter­ested in the next event can call 4092 5788.

Pic­ture: Bec Singh

Car me­chanic Tod Hales ready for a day of racing.

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