Field lines up for races
DAVID Vincent is gearing up for the Big Chill Historic Motorcycle Race Meeting at Carnell Raceway this weekend.
The event organiser said riders were ready to put on a good show.
"We have a record 160 entries this weekend, 10 of our riders will contest two categories," Vincent said.
"One of the big advantages of Carnell Raceway over other circuits is that spectators can see the whole track from the public area.
"We have a record 20 sidecar competitors and they are fun to watch sliding around corners."
The event is being organised by the Queensland Early Motorcycle Sports Club, which draws members from as far away as Gympie in the north, Grafton in the south and Goondiwindi in the west.
Vincent said he would compete on his 1972 CL350 Twin Honda which he has raced for the past decade.
"It is a period 4 motorcycle; all the bikes are classed in age brackets.
"The oldest race bike at Carnell Raceway will be a 1939 500 Ariel which will be ridden by Brisbane builder Phil Ariel."
"It is a period 2 motorcycle which goes up to 1950; there are two in the period 2 class."
Stanthorpe's Rusty Pierini will compete in the period 5 class on a 1973 XL250 Honda.
The weekend will also incorporate a regularity event which has attracted 40 entries.
In the regularity class, riders can use their pre 1990 road bikes in a bid to lap the circuit closest to their nominated time.
Racing starts at noon Saturday and goes to 5pm and from 11am-3pm on Sunday. Admission is free.