Historics Racing Car Club puts the rubber to the road

HISTORIC RACERS: Pre-1966 historic racing cars ready to hit the track at Morgan Park Raceway.
HISTORIC RACERS: Pre-1966 historic racing cars ready to hit the track at Morgan Park Raceway. Jonno Colfs

THE Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland returned to Morgan Park Raceway on the weekend with more than 170 vehicles taking part.

Ian Welsh, member, photographer and media liason for the club, said it had been the perfect weekend for racing.

"The weather has been fantastic. The 8am starts in the morning have been very chilly, but the days have been absolutely perfect," Welsh said.

"There's barely been a cloud in the sky, which has brought out the spectators from all over southern Queensland. "One lucky bloke from the crowd even won himself a set of tyres."

The weekend produced some interesting results as well.

Welsh said Warwick driver Matt Clift, driving a Mazda Rotary RX2 didn't have a great weekend, but did manage a second in one of the four races.

"Jason Humble from NSW won the first race yesterday," he said.

"The Brisbane favourite Craig Allan, who has been dominant in touring car racing, was taken out on the first corner of the first race by Kevin Heffernan as they grappled for position.

"But during the course of the other races he has worked his way back to second place overall."

Welsh said the racing in the open-wheel cars was won by Chris Farrell in a Chevron.

"He dominated the racing yesterday and set a new historic lap record at Morgan Park," he said.

"Although unfortunately today in the very first race he was involved in start line crash that has eliminated his car.

"All up though, it was another spectacular weekend of racing in Warwick."

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