READY, SET, GO: Carnell Raceway was a hive of activity on the weekend, bring competitors and spectators from far and wide or drags and drifts events.
READY, SET, GO: Carnell Raceway was a hive of activity on the weekend, bring competitors and spectators from far and wide or drags and drifts events. Linden Morris

Carnell Raceway decision pending

CARNELL Raceway has been in the spotlight recently after the Stanthorpe and District Sporting Car Club proposed to "increase the intensity of the use of the existing facilities at Carnell Raceway".

While many support the increased use of the facility for driver and rider training, there are some that are opposed to the increased meeting days applied for.

Rifle Range Rd resident Ian Jackson said for the nearby residents it was just a matter of playing the waiting game.

"We are just waiting for the application to go before council and for them to make a decision based on the objections received," Mr Jackson said.

"We are not objecting to what the car club has at the moment, although the noise is excessive, we are objecting to the extra days they have applied for."

Mr Jackson said the noise on Saturday was unacceptably excessive, but Sunday seemed to be quieter compared to other drift events.

SDSCC president Ian Rigg said it was business as usual on Saturday.

"An invitation was extended to several councillors to see how the day was conducted and how noise was monitored," Mr Rigg said.

"Some councillors did accept the invitation and during the course of the afternoon were there for about an hour.

"We are looking forward to the application being looked at by council."

Applications for objections closed last Tuesday and a council spokeswoman said, at this stage, the proposal would go to the May general council meeting.

For what the councillors thought of their visit to Carnell Raceway see Thursday's edition of the Border Post.

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