Of­fi­cials ahead at races

Head­sets make the task eas­ier

Whitsunday Times - - MOTORING -

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).

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