Us blue collar workers spend most of our days inside the fence, slaving our guts out for the man, hanging out for smoko and lunch to sprook our battle stories from last weekends adventures and ultimately craving the weekend ahead with the dream of getting back out there and doing it all over again. Sticking to the same plans can get boring so hopefully for you this weekend is going to be different. How does a weekend in Charters Towers, watching some loose drivers and navi’s floggin their offroad racers around the dirt track sound? Thought so…Like Fun!
Charters Towers Airport Track
The North Queensland Off Road Super Series will kick with its first event The Gold City Challenge to be held at the Charters Towers Airport track this weekend. It has been over a year since the series raced this track, a favourite among competitors for its flowing format and varied conditions. This year’s race will be held in a short 6km section at the front of the property, on previously used track around the old quarry site. A change to the race format will see two lap heats.
”The reason for the change in format is to mix things up a little form the norm – also the Charters Towers track is only short and this will allow the drivers to remain in their vehicle longer” said Clerk of the Course Don Young.
The Drivers and their Machines
Expected to be attending the event are a full contingent of Class 6 UTV class Polaris, including, Graham Moohin, Brian Moohin, Greg Moohin, Peter Moohin, Andrew North, Mark Edmonds and possibly Wayne Bussey. In pro buggy class Dave Nielson will race Predator for the first time at this track. In Pro light Chris Colborne will be there is his Jimco, and in super 1650 Scott Swarbrick will be making a come-back after a hiatus in the last few years.
The Weekend Ahead
The weather for the weekend is predicted to be possible showers, ensuring varied conditions for racers. A total of 15 laps will be the maximum over two days of racing. Scrutineering will be carried out on Saturday morning and entries will be accepted up until this time. There is no camping at the track this year, but security is provided for vehicles left at the track on Saturday night.
For more information please contact event secretary Judy Turner Ph (07) – 0418 778 134 or go to www.offroadracing.com.au
Thanks for the write up Adele!
The team at Cribhut
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