Zoe Curling, 13, from the Gold Coast.
Zoe Curling, 13, from the Gold Coast. Contributed

Drivers skill put to the test

THERE would be some tender eardrums this morning after a ripper of a weekend of drag racing at Morgan Park on Saturday.

Smoke billowed and tyres screeched, but there was not a face without a grin as speed demons zoomed down the strip.

Warwick Dragway president Chris Loy said although numbers were down in comparison to previous years, the event still went off with a bang.

"We've got about 50 competitors, which is less than what we usually get - about 70 - but a lot of people travel from Brisbane and the Gold Coast and when it's raining there some who won't come," Loy said.

He said the drags were not about the fastest car or the loudest exhaust, but the skill of the driver.

"It's about consistent driving and reaction times," he said.

Don't be fooled by the stereotype, the drags aren't just for revheads.

"It's a real family event and we have a family atmosphere," Loy said.

"It's not a mob of hoons out here, but quite the opposite."

Zoe Curling, 13, from the Gold Coast showed off her talent in the junior section and proved it wasn't just for the boys either.


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