110 street sprinters ready to race
CAMCO Group MotorMania CQ is gearing-up for its final weekend of motorsport action.
The inaugural Rocky Street Sprint will be held in the Rockhampton Showgrounds tomorrow and Sunday.
Event manager Ellie Traynor said the Street Sprints were one of the highlight events running out of the showgrounds.
Boasting between 24 to 26 categories, final nomination numbers will not be known until 8am Saturday morning but organisers expected 110 cars to take part.
“It’s been the last minute response that’s been extra strong,” Traynor said. “There’s been people who have come up from down south who gave us a really solid 70 number until about three weeks ago and then all of a sudden in the last three or four weeks we got about 40-50 entries just bang like that, it was fantastic.
“And they’re mostly Central Queenslanders.”
Gladstone resident and MotorMania CQ committee member Keith Honour is one of those Central Queenslanders. He will contend in the 3000-4000cc class with his Nissan R32 Skyline.
A regular street sprint contestant, Honour has competed in every Pittsworth, Gatton, Maryborough and Stanthorpe competition since their inception about a decade ago and he planned to add the CQ event to his list of regular events.
Honour expected to finish in the front end of his 10-car category.
“On my past results I’d be in the top five of my class,” Honour said.
“So I’m looking for a top five finish.”