Good to see Wacky Racers using Morgan Park

14th November 2017 3:26 PM
GO: Runner up Cyril Brown (25) and winner Brett Knott from Thornlands at the start of the Wacky Racers Billy Cart final at Morgan Park Raceway. GO: Runner up Cyril Brown (25) and winner Brett Knott from Thornlands at the start of the Wacky Racers Billy Cart final at Morgan Park Raceway. Contributed

TUESDAY TANTRUM with Gerard Walsh

JOINT use of facilities is one of the keys to success in a regional sports community.

Queens Park is a perfect example with football and cricket associations each using fields which are a credit to the volunteers from football who were involved in the resurfacing at the end of the football season.

I have played on plenty of Warwick cricket fields down the years but few could match the standard of the current surface at Queens Park.

At the weekend, I saw positive joint use of facilities at work with the Wacky Racers Billy Cart event down the hill from near the bridge on Morgan Park Raceway.

The hill area near the bridge is great viewing during regular race meetings and it was the same when the carts headed downhill.

While it wasn't motorsport as such, there were markings on the track where each of the drivers could wait for a race between two carts.

The important thing about the day was a bit of fun for the drivers and spectators and a chance for organisers Total Driver to promote their safe driving message.

On the track, the winner was Brett Knott from Thornlands who wins the perpetual trophy.

The runner-up was Warwick driving ace Cyril Brown.

It was good to see there was a separate section for the young children to have a bit of fun with a cart, it wasn't all about the older children and adults.

One of the first entrants I saw at Morgan Park on Sunday was Tom Potts who couldn't wait for his chance on the track. The time on the track was donated by the Warwick District Sporting Car Club.

Gene Corbett from Total Driver told me his program was to provide free lessons for drivers in years 10-12 "to stop them crashing cars”.

Some schools from Stanthorpe have signed up for the program and it is good to see some schools in Warwick interested.

Careful driving is so important for all of us.