SHARP CORNER: Car 11 driver Bruce Donnelly had car 16 driver Ron Lange in close pursuit during their run at the drifts on Sunday.
SHARP CORNER: Car 11 driver Bruce Donnelly had car 16 driver Ron Lange in close pursuit during their run at the drifts on Sunday. Linden Morris

Action-packed weekend of motor sport

CARNELL Raceway was a hive of activity at the weekend.

It played host to both drags and drifts, giving motor sport fans two days of action-packed racing.

On Saturday afternoon, the drag racers lined up for their chance to race down the straight.

Stanthorpe and District Sporting Car Club president Ian Rigg said they had a great day of racing.

"We had the usual turnout of about 30 competitors," he said.

"It was a really good meet, the weather was great and we even finished a little bit earlier.

"We had a couple of local drivers in the finals but Glen Innes driver Matt Drew won.

"Local Lana Rice was the runner-up."

On Sunday, Carnell Raceway transformed into a drifts circuit.

Raceline Events owner and director Ian Badock said it was an awesome day.

"Entry-wise, we were well up and attendance-wise we were up on last time," Badock said.

"It was a glorious day with a great atmosphere.

Badock said Gold Coast driver Mick Rosenblatt was the winner of the Repco Pro Drift Championship round.

Exedy Clutches L2 Championship round winner was Ipswich driver Nick Rombouts.

"Mick has been racing for a number of years and came fourth last year but this is the first time he has taken an outright win," Badock said.

"The drivers are judged on their ability to control a vehicle, which appears to be out of control."

Badock said everyone who raced really enjoyed the weekend and always got a buzz out of putting the pedal to the metal at Carnell Raceway.

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