Queensland finale expecting entertaining display of racing

Thursday 19 November, 2020
Photo: Peter Buchanan
The Motorsport Australia Queensland State Circuit Championships reaches its final round this weekend with the Cord Owners and Gatherers Society having the honours of hosting the two day meeting.
 
Taking place at Morgan Park, more than 160 competitors across 14 categories will feature in the round, which will be made up of nine different fields – all of whom will be getting four races each. 
 
From Racing Cars and Formula Fords to HQs, Geminis and Saloon Cars, there will be quite a few competitors amongst many of the categories looking to claim not just round honours, but their respective titles too. 
 
Categories headlining the weekend include the Improved Production Cars Association, which has two 30-minute races on both days, and the Hyundai Excels, who unsurprisingly boasts the event’s largest field of 35 drivers– including one of the weekend’s most notable names in Triple Eight Engineering Team Principal Roland Dane.
 
With the club running just its third state championship round ever and its first official racing meeting under the current COVID-19 restrictions, club President Ian Mayberry was looking forward for what the weekend would bring.
 
“Everything is really flying at the moment. We usually get around 160 entries, but we were a little surprised we got that much as we thought there would be a number of people who affected financially by the tough year,” Mayberry said.
 
“However it was much better than we expected as it seems people are really keen to race. It’s also amazing how many of our officials are itching to get out there and make the meeting happen. 
 
“Our secretary is Mark Stockwell did the HRCC Historic meeting under the current COVID requirements, so he was  across all the processes needed to get it going, which has made it much easier for us to do the meeting instead of starting from nothing.
 
“Another exciting note about the event is that we have a new commentator in Ryan Jones who will be calling his first official race meeting. He was highly recommended by Greg Rust so we’re excited to have him.”
  
With private practice open to competitors on Friday, qualifying will run on Saturday morning, before the first set of races occur at lunch time. All races are expected to be completed by late Sunday afternoon.
 
As a result of Queensland restrictions, there will be no trophy presentations following the event, however the club has been chosen to run a delayed awards night in January.
 
The Motorsport Australia Queensland State Circuit Championships season finale takes place at Morgan Park on 21-22 November.

 

Events around Australia this weekend

TEDA Driftkhana
Top End Drift Association
Hidden Valley Raceway, NT
20 November

Queensland Circuit Racing State Championship – Round 4
Cord Owners and Gatherers Society Inc
Morgan Park, Warwick QLD
20 November – 22 November

Motorkhana Round 2
Road And Track Drivers Club Inc
Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek NSW
21 November

Kingy’s Cup Fun Run Khanacross
FNQ Motorsports Club Inc
Tepon Speedway, Kalunga QLD
21 November

BJR/Khanacross
North West Car Club
Corner Menne Road and Ridgley Highway, Highclere TAS
21 November

2020 Rallysprint
Raleigh Motorsport Association Incorporated
Raleigh Raceway, Raleigh NSW
21 November

Spring Multi-Club Motorkhana
Central North Coast Sporting Car Club Ltd
Nabiac Motor Sports Complex, Nabiac NSW
21 November
 
Driver Dynamics Driftkhana
Driver Dynamics
Winton Motor Raceway – Skidpan, Winton VIC
21 November

Westmere Khanacross
Ararat Car Club Inc
Westmere Recreation Reserve, Westmere VIC
21 – 22 November

Hi-Tec Drift 4 Real Matsuri
Hi-Tec Drifting Australia
Sydney Motorsport Park – Skidpan, Eastern Creek NSW
21 – 22 November

Ringwood Hillclimb Tar Series Round 6
MG Car Club (Newcastle) Inc
Ringwood Park Motor Complex, Balickera NSW
22 November

Spring Multi-Club Khanacross 
Central North Coast Sporting Car Club Ltd
Nabiac Sports Complex, Nabiac NSW
22 November

Kyneton Car Club Inc. Closed Club Autocross
Kyneton Car Club Inc
Rollinson Reserve, Kyneton NSW
22 November

Red Mist Series 10
TECCWA
Tiger Kart Club, Perth WA
22 November

PCNSW Tony McKnight Motorkhana Championship 2020 - Round 4
Porsche Club NSW Incorporated
Sydney Motorsport Park - Skid Pan, Eastern Creek NSW
22 November

Winton Drift Practice
Drift Cadet
Winton Motor Raceway, Winton VIC
22 November

SDMA Club Hillclimb
Southern District Motorsports Association
Fairbairn Park Hillclimb Circuit, ACT
22 November

Club Captains KhanaCross
Hills District Car Club Ltd
Hampton Hills Motorsport Park, Hampton NSW
22 November

Rallycross Round 4
Raleigh Motorsports Association Incorporated
Raleigh Raceway, Raleigh NSW
22 November

Driver Dynamics Skidpan Training Day
Driver Dynamics
Winton Motor Raceway – Skidpan, Winton VIC
22 November

MSCA Victoria Super Sprint
Marque Sports Car Association Victoria
Sandown International Raceway, Springvale VIC
22 November

WASCC Tarmac Sportz Series #11 – Hillclimb
WA Sporting Car Club Inc
Wanneroo Raceway, Wanneroo WA
22 November

Club Motorkhana – Round 3
Mazda MX-5 Club Of New South Wales Incorporated
Sydney Motorsport Park - Skid Pan, Eastern Creek NSW
22 November

 

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