Cir­cuit opens

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COM­PETI­TORS in the sev­enth round of the Shan­nons Na­tion­als Mo­tor Rac­ing Cham­pi­onships this week­end will be among the first to race on the new ex­tended 3km Mor­gan Park Race­way cir­cuit at War­wick.

The meet­ing fea­tures the Porsche GT3 Cup Chal­lenge, Aus­tralian Man­u­fac­tur­ers Cham­pi­onships, Aus­tralian Saloon Car Se­ries, For­mula 3 Aus­tralian Driv­ers Cham­pi­onship, Sports Sedan Se­ries and the Aus­tralian Su­perkart Cham­pi­onships.

Mor­gan Park be­gan as a 730m dirt cir­cuit in 1968, was paved in ’97, ex­tended to 1.2km in ’ 98, be­came 2.1km in 2002 and now 3km.

Spec­ta­tor en­try is $15 to­day, $25 to­mor­row, or $30 for a week­end pass with chil­dren un­der-14 free.

Opens 7am each day, with track ac­tion from 8.15am to­day and 8.45am to­mor­row. Visit: www.thena­tion­als .com.au

Su­per trucks

BIG-wheel thun­der will rock Queens­land Race­way this week­end when the Su­per Trucks hit the track for the first time since 2001.

Four­teen Su­per Trucks will head­line round three of the Queens­land Rac­ing Driv­ers Cham­pi­onship.

There will also be pro­duc­tion rac­ing cars, Holden HQs and Gem­i­nis, sedans, saloons, sports cars, tour­ing cars and an ar­ray of open wheel­ers qual­i­fy­ing and rac­ing from 8.30am-4pm to­day and to­mor­row.

En­try is $20 a per­son.

Of­froad ladies

FE­MALE com­peti­tors will bat­tle it out in the first Of­froad Boss Lady’s 4WD Chal­lenge at Scenic Rim Ad­ven­ture Park to­day.

They will com­pete in novice or ex­pe­ri­enced classes from 9am to 5pm at the park at Swan Gully Rd, Bromelton, near Beaudesert.

This event will co­in­cide with the L4 Of­froad Gear Man­u­fac­tur­ers Chal­lenge for Jeeps.

Spec­ta­tor en­try is $5 with chil­dren un­der 15 free.

Visit: www.sceni­crimad­ven­ture park.com.au

Su­per­bike champs

TWO wheels, four wheels, side­ways and sky­ward will be the or­der at Queens­land Race­way next week­end for the fifth round of the Aus­tralian Su­per­bike Cham­pi­onships.

Join­ing the head­line Su­per­bike, Su­pers­port, Su­per­stock and 125/250cc cat­e­gories will be the pocket rocket Aussie Rac­ing Cars with mo­tor­cy­cle en­gines, the Aus­tralian Su­per­moto Open and freestyle mo­tocross dis­plays.

Pow­er­cruise

MORE than 1200 cars worth more than $100 mil­lion have en­tered Pow­er­cruise at Queens­land Race­way from Au­gust 26-29.

Or­gan­is­ers ex­pect that it will be the biggest Pow­er­cruise event yet held. The event al­lows en­thu­si­asts to drive their per­for­mance street car in the way it was meant to be driven along­side the hottest street cars in Queens­land.

Open to all makes, mod­els and types of ve­hi­cles, Pow­er­cruise will in­clude street ma­chines, hot rods, drifters, drag rac­ers, im­ports and late­model cars.

En­trants will also be able to com­pete in driv­ing events in­clud­ing burnouts, drift­ing, off-street rac­ing and pow­er­skids.

There will also be a show-n-shine, stage shows, Miss Pow­er­cruise, trade stands, rides and bands.

Gates open Thurs­day from noon, and Fri­day to Sun­day from 8am to 5pm.

Spec­ta­tor ad­mis­sions: $30 Fri­day and Sun­day, $35 Satur­day, $80 for a three-day pass and $130 for a four­day pass with camp­ing. Chil­dren 12 and un­der ad­mit­ted free.

Visit: www.pow­er­cruise.com

Evo events

THE Mit­subishi Lancer Evo­lu­tion na­tional event is be­ing held in Queens­land this year at Lake­side Race­way to­day and the Mt Cot­ton Hill­climb to­mor­row.

The Lake­side event runs from 8am to 4pm and the hill­climb in Gram­zow Rd, Mt Cot­ton, from 7am to 4pm.

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