Warwick skidder is revved up for a new burnout pad
JIMMY Carvosso has a plan to grow Warwick tourism and reduce crime by building a burnout pad at Morgan Park.
"I want to lay a 60m x 30m concrete pad so we can get the skids off the street,” he said.
"The boys can go there, blow their tyres out and do it all legally.”
The 32-year-old moved to Warwick from Ipswich in December and realised there was nowhere for burnout enthusiasts to practise their sport.
As a regular at the Madaz Burnouts at Queensland Raceway, Mr Carvosso saw the positive effect the hobby had on road safety and believed it would be embraced by Warwick revheads. "I have about 150 people behind me and they are willing to go to Warwick if we had a skid pad,” he said.
There are 35 concrete slabs at Morgan Park dragway and Mr Carvosso estimates it would cost about $90,000 to connect them with rio bar, lay fresh cement and coat the surface.
While Mr Carvosso is keen to raise money, responsibility for the project sits with the Warwick District Drag Racing Association, which leases the property from Southern Downs Regional Council.
President Chris Loy supported the idea but said it was a big undertaking.
Along with building costs there'd be insurance and staff costs, plus council planning and public safety compliance.
"It has to be done in a financially viable way,” he said.
Still, Mr Carvosso is positive.
"I'm a man with a dream, it'll get off the ground but it'll take a while to get it rolling,” he said.