Coral Coast Radio Control Car Club of Bundaberg members hit the track for their second race weekend after three months off the road.
Coral Coast Radio Control Car Club of Bundaberg treasurer Michael Murray was busy repairing his top knuckle of his AMCA car after an earlier bingle, and he said there wasn’t a better feeling than being able to hit the red dirt of the racetrack again.
It’s his life-long passion for car racing that had placed Michael in the perfect position to take up racing radio controlled cars, and he remembers racing in the world championship as if it was yesterday.
He raced limited sprint cars throughout the 1980s, and he is proud to have come third in the Australian Championships.
Michael said as he aged, racing radio control cars was the perfect option to stay connected to the sport he loved.
“We had three months off the road, and for us that’s a fair while and it is so good to be back,” he said.
“I have three types of cars and I just love racing them all.”
Coral Coast Radio Control Car Club of Bundaberg president Peter Kyson said the race days involved race one-fifth speedway models racing around the track at about 80 kilometres an hour.
“It’s exactly the same as speedway rules, we do the roll starts and all,” Peter said.
“We have the six classes, people come from Brisbane, Maryborough and a few other places to race, so we normally have a good turnout.
“It’s about family fun, the more kids we can get in to this sport the better.”
Secretary Maria McAteer said the race days had been sorely missed, and most of the members depended on the meetings as their main social event.
“It’s an outlet for a lot of us,” she said.
“It really is just so good to be back on track.”
The next club race day will be held on 8-9 August and community members are welcome to go along and watch the cars speed around the track.