Racing's on with remotes
STEVE Boyer is preparing to race his nitro-fuelled car at this weekend's interclub meet.
But instead of sitting behind the wheel, the Gladstone Meteors Radio Controlled Car Club president will be operating his vehicle remotely.
Boyer said drivers from Rockhampton, Mackay and Moranbah would travel to Gladstone for the final of the Sunshine State Interclub Series. "We're estimating up to 80-100 racers.
"It'll be down to the wire, it's so close on points," he said.
The club's 200-metre-long track, which is located across the road from the Tondoon Botanic Gardens, will test even the most experienced drivers.
Complete with hairpin bends, sweeping corners and table-top jumps, Boyer said top hand-eye co-ordination was necessary to excel.
He said the cars generally measured about 450mm and weighed up to 3.5kg.
Boyer, 49, took up racing about 18 months ago
"As an older person it's a cheaper way of getting into motor sports."
He extended a free, open invitation to any spectators who were interested in the event.
Racing runs from noon to 6pm on Saturday, and 8.30am to 1pm on Sunday.
For details visit www.gmrccc.com.au