En­gines roar at car club event

Whitsunday Times - - MOTORING -

THIRTY com­peti­tors raced to the Whit­sun­days to take part in the Whit­sun­day Sport­ing Car Club’s Road 2 Rough week­end.

The three-day week­end was due to kick off on Fri­day with a Test and Tune Tar­mac Day but due to low num­bers it had to cancel.

How­ever the en­gines were roar­ing on Satur­day with bi­tu­men sprints at the Whit­sun­day Race­way.

Cars from eras old and new took to the tracks to com­pete for the quick­est time.

Finn Hansen and Kym Hall dom­i­nated in sev­eral cat­e­gories while Peter McPhee, Rhys Hall and Scott Yule were the other win­ners.

Some par­tic­i­pants opted to camp out at the site on Satur­day night – ea­ger to fully ex­pe­ri­ence the mighty sports car week­end in all its glory.

On Sun­day the dirt sprints were held at Tonker Park with first-timer Wayne Udy com­ing sec­ond to Noel Grimm in the 1600-2000.

Udy, who races a Killer Signs Porsche 997, laughed at his re­sult and said he came out to the dirt track for a good time and some­thing dif­fer­ent.

Tim Hall took out the Out­right and Un­der 1600 sec­tions.

Whit­sun­day Sport­ing Car Club se- cre­tary Kym Hall said the week­end was a roar­ing suc­cess.

“Great fun was had by all with some rather in­ter­est­ing re­sults. It was fan­tas­tic to see our ju­niors com­pet­ing and do­ing so well,” she said.

Next up the club will be host­ing a Motorkhana Day on Sun­day March 29 at CQ Uni­ver­sity in Mackay.

The Whit­sun­day Sport­ing Car Club hopes to hold 10 suc­cess­ful meets this year, one of which we will see com­peti­tors trav­el­ling from Far North and Cen­tral Queens­land to Tonker Park to com­pete in the North Queens­land Khanacross Cham­pi­onship (NQKC).

NEED FOR SPEED: First-timer Wayne Udy cre­ates some dust in a red Mazda Astina on Sun­day.

BROOM BROOM: Finn Hansen in Club­man Brum look-alike on Satur­day.

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