Donations from Morgan Park Raceway to four district groups
MOTORSPORT: Warwick District Sporting Car Club has given $5000 cheques to four Southern Downs groups.
Club president Michael Reynolds, vice president Wayne Pfingst and treasurer Tony Locke made the presentations in the covered canteen area.
Warwick Aero Modellers will put their $5000 towards fitting out the clubhouse at Morgan Park.
"We already have a grant from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund towards the construction of the clubhouse,” president Dennis Mooney said.
Warwick Aero Modellers is the last group to develop a facility at Morgan Park. Last year, the club opened Barclay Field on an area originally used for cricket near the main gate.
Netball Association secretary Linda Bunch said their $5000 would go towards new courts at Barnes Park.
"We are currently working towards gaining funding to lay four new courts and resurface the newest court,” she said.
"The association is reliant on grants to do the work at Barnes Park and our aim is to have the new courts ready for games at the start of the 2020 season.”
State Emergency Service representatives Jamie Goodwin and Denise Dawes were on hand for the presentation of $5000 to their organisation.
The Southern Downs Football Academy received $5000 and director of coaching Tim Gaske said the money would be put towards equipment.
"Our squad trains twice a week at the Assumption College fields,” Gaske said.
Historic race meeting
THE Historic Queensland meeting will be held at Morgan Park this weekend and has attracted a record 280 entries - from most states.
The Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland is organising the weekend of racing.
Many drivers will arrive on Thursday and test their vehicles in practice on Friday at Morgan Park.
Past Bathurst winner Bob Holden is in his late 80s and will compete.
Another Bathurst winner Dick Johnson will be at the raceway on Saturday to mingle with the drivers but won't be competing.
The largest number of nominations are 80 in the historic touring car classes, predominately sedans built from 1952 to 1972 which will included 30 Holdens that will contest the all Holden race on the Sunday which will celebrate 70 years of Holden.