It's about to get Hectic and this time it won't rain
MOTORSPORT: Gladstone Auto Club Speedway will pump out multi-coloured smoke this afternoon.
Drivers such as Quinten Rogers will entertain the anticipated large crowd with burnouts, rubber smoke and various colours in Hectic Skids.
The three-class event will be held at the speedway off Jono Porter Dr and could attract as many as 50 entrants.
Action will start at 2pm with gates to open at 11am.
"We have 15 nominations so far and I reckon we may get 30 and would not (be) surprised to get as many as 50," Gladstone Auto Club Incorporated treasurer Phillip Knott said.
Rain marred a February 3 event but that did not stop 15 cars burning rubber.
"We still had 15 cars and they came from Emerald, Theodore, Bundaberg, Rockhampton and Gladstone," Knott said at the time.
Competition today will include the open, V8 and six-cylinder classes and club president Neil Smith said there would be some top-line action.
"Some of these guys are sort of semi-professional," he said.
It is expected that drivers will come from far and wide, including Emerald, Mackay and Rockhampton.
Maximum points are gained for drivers who produce constant smoke, consistent throttle and demonstrate the ability to be mobile across the burnout pad.
"You've actually got to do figure-eights or weave and you have to prove that you are under control of it," Smith said.