Toowoomba names its new King of the Mountain

ZIPPING around the miniature track at speeds of up to 80km/h, these tiny cars are serious business.

The Darling Downs Remote Controlled Car Club's annual King of the Mountain race was held at the Toowoomba Showgrounds at the weekend.

More than 40 racers turned out for the event, hailing from as far away as Bundaberg in the north and Grafton in the south. Competitors race 1/8th E-Buggies, 1/8th Nitro Buggies and the slightly sturdier 1/8th Truggies.

Club president Chris Hadzi said the 1/8th scale cars could have the exact same adjustments made to suspension, differentials, engines and tyres as normal cars.

This year's King of the Mountain was Brisbane racer Mitchell McAllan.

Second was Toowoomba's Ben Patti, who also qualified fastest.

Third was Toowoomba's David Sharp.

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