See the frontrunners before Super Sprints hit Morgan Park
MOTORSPORT: Five drivers are set to fight for first place in the final round of the Queensland Super Sprint A series at Morgan Park Raceway this weekend.
Vikki Paxton will be one to watch as she is the reining Queensland and Australian super sprint champion and is leading the pack on 126 points.
Warwick District Sporting Car Club president Michael Reynolds said Paxton was keen to win the series but four other drivers were looking to overtake her.
About 100 competitors are set to take to the track for practice today before competition revs up tomorrow.
The A series features drivers in Cobras, Datsun 240Zs, V8s and racing cars.
Three junior drivers will also take to the track, Tom Clift, Chloe de Lissa and Adam Baguley.
"The juniors are an integral part of the competition because they're the ones for the future,” Reynolds said.
"It's a great learning ground for those that want to go further in the sport.”
Queensland Super Sprints started with about 80 entries but has grown immensely over the past 18 years and now boasts 352 drivers from as far as Rockhampton and northern New South Wales.
Entrants were divided into three groups last year, who take to the track for the A, B and C series.
Reynolds said the super sprints were a test of both speed and endurance.
"We've lifted the status of it to the Queensland championship and now they're taking it really seriously,” Reynolds said.
Reynolds encouraged spectators to head to Morgan Park Raceway to watch the race, as well as walk through the pits to meet the drivers and see the cars up close.
Racing will start at 8.30am on Saturday and run until 4.30pm.
On Sunday racing starts at 8am with presentations at 1.30pm.
Leaders of the pack before the last round:
1. Vikki Paxton: 126 points
2. Phil Sutcliffe: 124 points
3. Peter Hancock: 119 points
4. Jae Collins: 112 points
5. Terry Johns: 100 points
Juniors: Tom Clift on 29 points
Improved production cars 0-1600 cc: Johanne Forbes and Steve Gander on 31 points
Improved production 1601-2000 cc: David Thompson on 33 points
Improved production 2001-3000 cc: Matthew Clift on 34 points
Improved production 3001-4000 cc: Rob Oshlack on 34 points
Improved production 4001-5000 cc: Rod Burrows and Trevor Trask on 33 points
Improved production 5001 cc and over: John Gilbert on 36 points
Pre-77 sports cars 2001 cc and over: Brett Francis on 12 points
Racing cars 1301-1600 cc: Bill Norton on 31 points
Racing cars 1601-2000 cc: Peter Richards on 9 points
Racing cars 2001 cc and over: Vikki Paxton on 33 points
Sports cars 0-1500 cc: Keith Gordon on 33 points
Sports cars 1501-2000 cc: Cody Collins on 33 points
Sports cars 3001 cc and over: Peter Hancock on 34 points
Sports sedans 0-2000 cc: Cameron Stean on 20 points
Sports sedans 2001 cc and over: Phil Sutcliffe on 33 points
1. Tom Clift
2. Chloe de Lissa
3. Adam Baguley