Speed­way revs up for last event of 2018

Gatton Star - - SPORT -

SPEED­WAY: Race down to the Gat­ton show­grounds this week­end as the Lock­yer Val­ley Speed­way will roar into town for the last time in 2018.

Rac­ing kicks off at 1pm on Satur­day, with Over 60s, Mi­crosprints, Stock Cars, Nostal­gias, Karts, Clas­sics and Le­gends all tak­ing to the track.

Santa will be mak­ing an ap­pear­ance in the af­ter­noon for the lit­tle ones, and pres­i­dent Ian Jones said it would be the per­fect day for the whole fam­ily.

“It's eight hours of mo­tor sport – there'll be some­thing there for ev­ery­one,” Jones said.

Satur­days event will be the the last speed­way event un­til Jan­uary 19 next year.

While most spec­ta­tors came for the larger cars, Jones said the karts weren’t to be missed as Satur­day would be the last chance for them to get some track time be­fore the Queens­land ti­tles for speed­way karts in Jan­uary.

“They'll be do­ing what­ever they can try­ing to get set up,” he said.

Com­peti­tors’ ages range from young ju­niors in karts right through to a 70-year-old com­pet­ing on the day.

The le­gend races will see sev­eral cars com­pet­ing all the way from Syd­ney, and Jones said they weren’t to be missed.

Rac­ing will kick off at 1pm, with the fi­nal race ex­pected at 9pm.

Adult ad­mis­sion is just $25 for the day, with stu­dents and pen­sion­ers get­ting in for $15 and kids for free.

PHOTO: ME­LANIE KEYTE

RACE IN: The Lock­yer Val­ley Speed­way will roar back into town on Satur­day, with pres­i­dent Ian Jones say­ing the kart races are not to be missed.

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