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WARM-UP: Mark Thomas shows off his skills ahead of the Stadium Short Course Round 1.
WARM-UP: Mark Thomas shows off his skills ahead of the Stadium Short Course Round 1. Paul Braven GLA190517CQSHORT

MOTOR SPORT: The roar of buggies will echo throughout Benaraby when the first round of the Stadium Short Course Offroad Racing Series Round One starts today.

Event organiser Brent Taylor said the recent bout of wet weather will not threaten the race - the first of three for the year.

 

 

"The event will run, rain, hail or shine and we have machinery to 'rain proof' the track as much as possible for extra drainage," Taylor said.

Racing will start from mid-morning and continue into the early evening.

"The gates open at 10am, but we will have prologue and qualifying before that," Taylor said.

"All the teams will have a prologue lap that will seed them for the first two heats.

"Drivers will then be re-seeded every second heat.

"We will then run all seven classes in the first three heats before lunch."

There will then be a break for lunch and track repairs before the next stage which will consist of three heats. Spectators have the chance to be a part of the on-track action.

"There will be a raffle drawn where three winners will be drawn out of a hat and they will be a passenger for one lap of the circuit and this is a popular thing," Taylor said.

The night stage from 6.30pm will see two lots of five-lap heats before the eight-lap final.

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