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A pair of $225,000 Porsche 911 GT3 Carrera Cup cars will feature in the Aston Air Conditioning Sports Car races at Morgan Park Raceway on August 9-10. The father and son team of Tony and Klark Quinn will drive the VIP Petfoods backed fliers...

A pair of $225,000 Porsche 911 GT3 Carrera Cup cars will feature in the Aston Air Conditioning Sports Car races at Morgan Park Raceway on August 9-10.

The father and son team of Tony and Klark Quinn will drive the VIP Petfoods backed fliers around the demanding 2.11km circuit.

Tony needs no introduction to followers of the Carrera Cup series as a consistent front runner, with his previous career achievements including second place to Jim Richards at Targa Tasmania, second in last year's Sandown 500, second at Targa New Zealand, and setting a lap record at Bathurst last year.

Klark meanwhile hasn't been on the seen as long as his old man, yet has raced a vast array of machinery, from Formula Ford, to Production Cars, to little Aussie Racing Cars, where he has been a winner throughout this season.

August 9-10 is set to be his first race in anger behind the wheel of the Porsche.

Other strong competitors in the Sports Car races include championship leaders John Campbell in his Hooper Supersports car, and Steve Morcombe in his Westfield SEi Clubman.

Morcombe is also the runaway leader in the Production Sports Car Class, which runs concurrently with the outright class.

Variety is the spice of life in the Sports Cars, with other strong competitors including the V8 powered GT40 replica of Chris Hatfield, who returns to the track after competing at Targa Tasmania.

Former rally driver Norm Singleton will add something a bit different to the field in his wild Fiat Abarth, while the clubman set will be complemented by Peter Hill, Peter Saunderson, Rob Cooke, Guy Beddington and Keven Johnston.

Fast Facts
2003 Queensland Motor Racing Championships

Where- Morgan Park, Warwick
When- August 9-10, 2003
Admission- Saturday- $10, Sunday- $10, Weekend- $15, Children Under-12 Free
Start Times- Saturday, Qualifying- 9am, Racing- 12pm, Sunday, Racing-8.30am

Location- The Morgan Park complex is located just outside of Warwick. From Brisbane, turn left at the second set of traffic lights into town. Turn right, then left over the train tracks, and right again. Follow the road through the industrial estate, and follow the signs at the roundabout. Inside Morgan Park, follow the access road past the drag strip to the race circuit.

Internet site- www.qrda.asn.au - Accelerate, the home of Queensland Motorsport on the Internet.

Competing Classes- Network Office Supplies Saloon Car Races Bryce Francis Automotive Formula Ford Races Sandgate Automatics Formula Vee Races M.R. Automotive Sports Sedan Races Paradise Pools HQ Holdens Races L.W. Furniture Group Gemini Races Shopmotorsport Superkart Races Aston Air Conditioning Sports Cars featuring Production Sports Car Race Quick Maz Improved Production Races Racing Cars

With kind support from- Morgan Sheet Metal Superservice Centre Ironfarmers French Car Care Budget Car and Truck Rentals Toowoomba Bob Jane T-Mart Beenleigh Phil Crompton Financial Planner Warwick Daily News

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Series Road racing
Drivers Jim Richards , Bob Jane , Klark Quinn , Peter Hill , Phil Crompton