More offroad meetings
HERVEY Bay's Martin Chambers thought the Fraser Coast Offroad Racing Club did a superb job at its first meeting at the weekend – and he should know.
Chambers has been a racing official for about 40 years and, in his time, he has been the senior official at Bathurst and chief steward at the Australian Safari offroad event.
He said while he was unable to travel as much as he once did, he was more than happy to continue officiating for local motoring groups.
“It was the club's first event and they did a very good job.
“The competitors gave it a strong tick of approval.”
People came from around the state to compete
The overall winner on the day, Michael Collins, is from Brisbane, while in second place was Michael Marson from Townsville.
Collins took home a trophy and $500 and Marson won $250.
In third was Clayton Chapman from Cooroy. He took home $100 for his efforts.
The day not only served to build up the profile of offroad racing on the Fraser Coast.
It also raised $1000 for the Make a Wish Foundation.
Organiser Bryan Peterson said he was pleased with the turnout for the event, with about 600 people heading out to the track at Dundowran to watch the events over the two days.
He said he would soon be negotiating with the Fraser Coast Regional Council to work out how to get more offroad events on Hervey Bay's calendar.
“It went perfectly,” he said.
“We will do it again, but we may not have it at the same location.
“We've just got to sit down with the council and work out when and where we can hold these events.”