Officials ahead at races
Headsets make the task easier
THE Whitsunday Raceway is looking as hot and tech-savvy as ever thanks to RPS Whitsundays and Bowen who have recently donated radio headsets to the Whitsunday Motosports Club.
Officials such as the clerk of course and chief steward will use the four radio headsets at events and club days.
Whitsunday Motosports president Adam Stroud said the raceway usually hosted about four officials per event so the donation was “spot on”.
“They are a critical part in the structure and management of race days,” he said.
“We used to have the normal two ways that you’d have to hold to your ear to because you couldn’t hear from all the racing.”
Mr Stroud said this wasn’t the first time RPS had shown their support to the club.
“It’s amazing. They basically came to us. They like what we are doing for the community and can see the hard work we put in and wanted to help,” he said.
“They don’t even have a huge involvement in the club. It was out of the blue and we definitely needed them.”
The headsets got their first test at the Queensland C and D grade titles late last month.
“We had officials who travelled for the day and they were most impressed,” Mr Stroud said.
RPS is just one organisation of many which strongly supports the Whitsunday Motos- ports Club. Mr Stroud said the club was currently in the process of raising funds to better light the facility to enable night racing.
“It’s realistically a threeyear plan. We need to raise around $300,000, but it’s our number one goal,” he said.
To keep up to date with events at the Whitsunday Raceway visit www.wmsc.org.au.
GENEROUS SPORTS: Whitsunday Motor Sports Club president Adam Stroud and vice-president Andrew Auld with Bowen RPS's Brett Campbell (centre).