Engines roar at car club event
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.