Radio-controlled car race well contested
By CRAIG ROSScraigr@gladstoneobserver.com.au
RADIO-CONTROLLED car rac- ing enthusiasts from four major centres indulged their love of the sport at Miriam Vale last weekend.
More than 40 competitors from Miriam Vale, Rockhamp- ton, Maryborough and Pine Hills in Brisbane gathered to contest the second of the clubs' four- round series which features four-wheel drive buggy and two- wheel drive gas trucks compe- tition.
Miriam Vale Radio Kart Club member Neil Inwood said the third round of the series would be contested in Rockhampton on June 25-26 before the fourth and final round was staged at Pine Hills in July.
Among those in action last weekend was Gladstone's Chris Haertal who boasts an Austra- lian gas truck championship.
Haertal showed his all-round skills to win both the gas truck and gas buggy honours.
Miriam Vale's Jason Dyckhoff finished second to Haertel in the gas buggy event ahead of Pine Hills' Brad Young while Andy Castle (Miriam Vale) snared sec- ond spot in the gas truck compe- tition ahead of Adam Ellis (Pine Hills).
Inwood said the club was small on numbers but members had plenty of passion for their sport with the club catering for petrol and electrical compet- itors.
He said the sport was an inter-esting hobby and involved all age groups. Anyone interested in joining can phone Neil In- wood on 4974 5321 or David or Marlene Dyckhoff on 4974 5319.
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