Queensland, Australia State Championship preview

Mix of Motors at Queensland Raceway State Championship. Variety will be the major attraction for motorsport enthusiasts this weekend when the Queensland Raceway hosts the third round of the 2003 CAMS State Championship. Traditionally the V8 ...

Mix of Motors at Queensland Raceway State Championship.

Variety will be the major attraction for motorsport enthusiasts this weekend when the Queensland Raceway hosts the third round of the 2003 CAMS State Championship.

Traditionally the V8 classes have mastered top billing on the program and while such appeal is unrivalled in Australia, there are some notable additions in 2003 that have raised eyebrows during the earlier rounds of the competition.

"Two Formula Fords currently lead the Championship despite a strong challenge from Derek Pingle, who achieved a clean sweep during round two in his Holden-powered Lola," Queensland Raceway General Manager, Rob Colgan said.

"But perhaps the major surprise packets of the series have been the competitors in the Supersports category that will run with Production Sports Cars this weekend," Colgan added.

"These machines are single seaters, powered by a motorcycle engine and have achieved some remarkable speed and lap times in their debut season in the Cams State Championship."

"Providing extra anticipation towards this weekend's power charged event is that drivers are confident the Supersports cars are yet to reach their full potential."

The Production Sports Car class also brings together the best of Clubmans, and open Sports Cars, including Mazda MX5s, Datsuns and replicas of classics such as GT40s.

Sports Sedans will feature the big V8s, wailing rotaries, turbos and the zippy under two litre cars while in the Improved Production class Adam Uebergang will be eyeing another consistent run after claiming an entertaining clean sweep in his Mazda RX7 at Warwick last time round.

This weekends racing will signal the start of a huge three months of motorsport at Queensland Raceway with the fourth round of the PROCAR series featuring the V8 BRutes to take place on June 15 and the Queensland 300 featured on July 20.

Queensland Raceway is fully catered and licensed. Spectators are able to park their car next to the fence, with commentary broadcast over radio station 87.6FM

Fast Facts
Practice Starts- 8:30am Saturday May 3
Racing Starts- 1pm on Saturday, and 8:30am Sunday May 4
Admission costs Weekend- $15
Admission costs Saturday- $10
Admission costs Sunday- $10, Children 12 & under Free
Students/Seniors- $5
Pit Entry- Free all weekend

Competing Classes- Sports Sedans, Geminis, HQ Holdens, Sports Cars, Formula Vees, Saloon Cars, Racing Cars, Historic Touring Cars, Improved Production and Superkarts.

Location- Queensland Raceway is at the end of Champions Way, Willowbank, adjacent to the Willowbank Drag Strip, and off the Cunningham Highway (just south of the Amberley RAAF Base).

Other Upcoming Events-
May 25- Muscle Car Shootout
June 13/15- Procar Champ Series, Festival of the Ute
July 18/20- V8 Supercars, Queensland 300

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