BURNING RUBBER: Racers enjoyed the final drag meet for the season on Sunday.
BURNING RUBBER: Racers enjoyed the final drag meet for the season on Sunday. Contributed

Great turn out for final drag meet of the season

Carnell Raceway was the place to be last Sunday as the drags season for 2018 came to a close. A computer glitch meant no times were recorded, making the final meet more about giving it a go. Stanthorpe & District Sporting Car Club president Ian Rigg said more than 30 races were able to roll out onto the track.

"Numbers have been increasing all throughout the year,” Rigg said.

"Everybody who races gets points, everybody had plenty of track time.

"(Sunday) just gave them an opportunity to show how their cars are going.”

With the season now coming to a close, the club will spend the next couple of months tallying up the scores from the meets throughout the year. Racers are scored based on attendance and placing in previous meets.

Rigg said with great numbers of spectators and racers throughout the year he was happy with how the whole season went.

"It's just encouraging to the club to know drag racing always seems to have a good following,” he said.

"The age group is as long as you can drive you can drag race, some of them aren't young fellas.

"They're the sort of guys who encourage the younger guys to come out.”

The club will now take a break before the next season start on November 11. A trophy day for 2018 is yet to be announced.

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