Queensland State Championship finale preview

The Queensland State Motor Racing Championships go out with a bang with weekend at Queensland Raceway, with a massive entry ensuring two days of action-packed racing. Not only is the meeting the final round of the eight round CAMS ...

The Queensland State Motor Racing Championships go out with a bang with weekend at Queensland Raceway, with a massive entry ensuring two days of action-packed racing.

Not only is the meeting the final round of the eight round CAMS State Championship, but it also sees some of Australia's fastest Sports Cars take to the track in the Supersports Nationals.

A dozen of the pocket rockets, which are either propelled by high revving motorcycle engines or the more traditional 1300cc engines, will battle it out, with Queensland in with a strong showing.

Defending champion John Campbell will be looking to defend his crown in his Ferrari F1 look-alike Hooper 1300, but will come up against stiff competition from drivers such as Dave Barram (ASP), John Whittaker (Minetti), Ash Lowe (Saidor), Grant Watson (Prosport) and Rachel Smeaton (Infiniti).

The racing in the HQ Holdens will be fast and furious, with four drivers still in with a chance at taking the title.

Local hope Brett Cooper currently has a three-point advantage over Paul McCahon, with Mike McCloud one back, with Gary Marks also in with a shout.

The big banging Sports Sedans will be back, with a field full of V8s, Turbos and Rotaries.

One of the interesting entries will be the Mazda rotary powered Alfa Romeo Sprint of Lawrence Smith, the cars first outing since a severe fire last year.

A great field of Improved Production cars will face the starter, with a total of 27 cars on the entry list.

Toowoomba's Adam Uebergang is looking to defend his state title, but he will have his work cut out against some stiff competition.

The Ford versus Holden battle will continue on the track, with 18 Saloon Cars taking to the track, with Gavin Sadler hoping to take the title off outgoing champion Scott Nicholas, both driving Falcons.

There will be a top flight field of Racing Cars, with four wings and slicks open wheelers joining a strong field of Formula Fords, which includes national front runner and former English winner, Brett Francis.

The Gemini title will also be decided, with Nick Rangeley taking on John Eddy and Kandice Walker, with a strong field of up and coming drivers added to the mix.

Twenty-five History Touring Cars will make for interesting racing, as everyone in the field is in with a mathematical chance of winning the state title.

All of the crowd pleasers will be coming out to play, including Holdens, Fords, Minis, Lotus', Datsuns, and also a Porsche BMW and a Chevrolet.

Probably some of the fastest action from the weekend will come from the Superkarts, with the pocket rockets capable of reaching speeds in excess of those set by V8 Supercars.

Including the regularity trials, the entry is the strongest this season, and in fact in the history of the MGCC and their race meeting history.

Spectators are encouraged to come and park their cars around the circuit, and tune in on FM radio to the commentary coverage of the weekend.

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