Warwick drivers George Conroy and Michael Pratt rev up for a pass at Carnell Raceway at Stanthorpe.
Warwick drivers George Conroy and Michael Pratt rev up for a pass at Carnell Raceway at Stanthorpe. Contributed

Pratt wins the day

MICHAEL Pratt and George Conroy were the top two as some Warwick drivers headed to Stanthorpe for the final drag meeting of the year on the Granite Belt last weekend.

Thirty-two cars started going head-to-head in the event and the numbers were reduced to 16, eight, four and two as the losers in each pass were eliminated.

Pratt won the day after Conroy was first across the line but disqualified as he red lighted.

The first two drove LJ Holden Toronas. Roy Baker was third in a Ford Cortina six cylinder and Murray Cross fourth driving a 351-powered Mini.

Conroy said Warwick and Stanthorpe were well served by drag racing strips.

“It is great to have two tracks only 60 kilometres apart,” he said.

Pratt has been driving for 20 years and Conroy for eight and despite meeting in the final, Conroy said they were good mates.

“We are rivals on the track but I was happy to come up against Michael in the final.”

The next Warwick meeting is on December 13.


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