Local competitor Garry O’Halloran with his 1957 Holden at Morgan Park Raceway on Sunday.
Local competitor Garry O’Halloran with his 1957 Holden at Morgan Park Raceway on Sunday.

Motor blows up at meet

RUNNING third in his class, Allora competitor Garry O'Halloran left the Queensland Super Sprint Championships at Morgan Park Raceway on Sunday afternoon with a blown motor and big plans to fix his car before the next meet.

Mr O'Halloran said he has been racing now for seven years in the sports sedan category with his pride and joy, a 1957 Holden.

“I have always been interested in cars and mechanics and so I began racing to take it one step further,” he said.

“The main reason I love competing is for the fellowship and mateship, along with the great buzz you get out on the circuit.”

Despite being one of the older cars on the circuit, Mr O'Halloran said it can still make the grade.

“I usually end up about mid-field or a bit better,” he said. “The group I compete in is competitive but in a friendly way. We all like to pay out on each other when we beat someone but don't like to see anyone injured or cars damaged.”

Mr O'Halloran said he will now be working hard to fix his car to compete at the National Super Sprint Championships being held at Morgan Park on November 13 and 14.

“Morgan Park is a great facility and I am looking forward to competing at the nationals as it will be the first time on the new track and a lot faster,” he said.

“There are some great areas for spectating and it would be great to see more of the locals out here.”

Queensland Super Sprint event secretary Teresa Campbell said the weekend had gone smoothly.


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