The second round of the Motorsport Australia Queensland Off Road Championship (QORC) is now open for entries with the Markwell Demolition 216 taking place in July.
The 2021 QORC season got underway earlier this year as part of the record breaking Cobb & Co Hotel St George 399, which also opened the 2021 BFGoodrich Motorsport Australia Off Road Championship.
Taking place at Millchester Motor Sports Facility in Charters Towers, the course has played host to many memorable events since its formation, becoming a staple destination for both the QORC and other grassroot clubs. This year, it will make up one of the three rounds of the state championship.
The North Queensland Off Road Association event will see crews spread across two groups, completing around 216 competitive kilometres over three sections, while also running the second round of the North Queensland Off Road Super Series.
Entries for the Markwell Demolition 216 are open from now until Wednesday 30 June and competitors can enter the event via the event entry portal on the Motorsport Australia website.
With the final round of the season to take place in Charters Towers later this year, event secretary Don Young believes the event is the perfect opportunity for many drivers to build on their 2021 campaigns.
“Obviously it’s no secret as to how successful the Cobb & Co Hotel St George 399 was last month and there would have been a fair few local drivers who would have done quite well there,” Young said.
“For that reason, I don’t see why many of them shouldn’t continue with the state championship because another good result in July could put them in a great position for snagging the championship later this year.
“The club is pretty excited to be able to run two state rounds this year at Charters Towers, which has proved a popular and enjoyable course for many competitors over the years.
“We’re really looking forward to a big event, especially after St George, and I have no doubts there will be just as much drama and off road action for fans to enjoy.”
Starting on Saturday 3 July, all cars will run a reconnaissance lap of the course first thing in the morning, before completing prologue. Sections one and two will make up the rest of the day, with crews across both groups having 90 minutes to finish each section.
On Sunday morning, the action continues with both groups to run the final section of the event, with the podium and presentation to be completed in the early afternoon.
The Markwell Demolition 216 takes place at Millchester Motor Sports Facility in Charters Towers on 3-4 July.