Ian Armstrong puts in a practice lap at Wide Bay Motor Complex ahead of its first ever event.
Ian Armstrong puts in a practice lap at Wide Bay Motor Complex ahead of its first ever event. Matthew McInerney

All systems go for Wide Bay Motor Complex's first event

IT FEELS good. Real good.”

Wide Bay Motor Complex president Ben Collingwood took shelter as a short, but much-needed shower sprinkled across the club's Boonooroo base.

The WBMC has been a decade-long dream for Collingwood, the committee, and its foundation members, but to stand at the site and see the dust spewed by two rally sprint cars is a huge step for the group.

"We're not there yet, but to hold something out here, to see a bit of dust flying, it's a good feeling,” he said

A full field of 30 drivers have nominated for the WBMC's first-ever Rallysprint, which will be held tomorrow.

Fraser Coast mayor Chris Loft and Wide Bay MP Llew O'Brien were among the dignitaries at yesterday's media day, which gave councillors and media a close look at the track.

But for people like Collingwood and committee member Ross Perry, it's one of their biggest milestones.

"It's something that's come together quite quickly for us, and we're just really excited to showcase what we do for the people of the Fraser Coast region,” Perry said.

It will run from 10am until 4pm. Entry is free.



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