Queensland’s best enter battle royale

Friday 14 August, 2020
Photos: MG Car Club Queensland
The best hill climb drivers in Queensland will be in Brisbane’s south this weekend as they go head-to-head at the annual Eureka Landscapes Motorsport Australia Queensland Hillclimb Championship.
 
Running at the popular Mt Cotton Hillclimb, 65 competitors from the around the state will get six official runs on Sunday as they look to take home some silverware.
 
While a number of New South Wales based drivers were forced to withdraw due to Queensland closing its borders, including reigning champion Dean Amos, there will be no shortage of local stars entered in the event.
 
Headlining the full field of competitors is national championship contender and event favourite Dean Tighe, with the open wheel driver looking to add another outright title to his long list of Mt Cotton victories.
 

His biggest challengers will come in the form of up-and-coming talent Michael Von Rappard, as well as Warwick Hutchinson, who will be looking to make amends for a tough 2019 campaign after some big improvements.

With the sun expected to shine all weekend and spectators welcome to attend the event, MG Car Club of Queensland President Richard Mattea was looking forward to what the weekend would bring. 

“We have 65 cars, 10 of which make up a strong open wheel field, we were lucky enough to secure a naming rights partner despite so much uncertainty and the weather prediction is looking favourable,” Mattea said.
 
“The circuit is looking immaculate and we have a good bunch of officials already here and ready to go so it’s shaping up to be a great weekend.
 
“We have private practice today and official practice tomorrow before Sunday’s official championship, but already we have a fierce looking competition with Dean producing a 38 second lap on his first run in practice.
 
“He will definitely be hard to beat, but Von Rappard will certainly give him a run for his money while Warwick Hutchinson has made some strong improvements since last year. He hasn’t had opportunity to spend much time in the car this year, but he could definitely be a dark horse.
 
“All in all, we’re really excited. We have a limited space for 500 people but are hoping we can attract a crowd since there has been a lack of motorsport events in the region this year.”
 
The official action is set to get underway from 9am on Sunday morning with tickets for the event starting from $15 for adults and free for children 
 
The Eureka Landscapes Motorsport Australia Queensland Hillclimb Championship takes place at Mt Cotton on 16 August.
 

Other Events around Australia

Motorkhana
Motor Sports Club Of Tasmania
15 August
Symmons Plains Raceway
 
TCC Dirt N Dust Challenge Khanacross
Thornleigh Car Club Incorporated
15
Colo Off Road Racing Precinct
 
Hi-Tec Drift 4 Real Practice Night
Hi-Tec Drifting Australia
15 August
 
BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown
Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
15-16 August
Hidden Valley Raceway
 
Tri Series Lap Dash
Tamworth Sporting Car Club
15-16 August
Oakburn Park
 
Aus 4WD Equipment Woodstock 100
Western Australian Off Road Racing Association Inc
15-16 August 
Woolundra North Road
 
2020 SEAC Forest Sprint
South Eastern Automobile Club Of SA Inc
15-16 August
SEAC Park & Surronding Forest
 
RallyVent 2020
Rover Scout Motor Sport WA
15-16 August
Bunbury Speedway
 
Young Driver Development Course
MG Car Club (Newcastle) Inc
16 August
Ringwood Park Hillclimb
 
Motorkhana #2
New England Sporting Car Club Incorporated
16 August
Traffic Education Centre
 
DSCC Autocross Round 7
Deniliquin Sporting Car Club Inc
16 August
Deniliquin
 
Bormsa Autocross & Driver Development Day
Beverley Off Road Motorsports Association
16 August
Bormsa Motorplex
 
Come and Try Day
Millmerran Auto Club Inc
16 August
Reserve Raceway Millmerran
 
Mallala 200 Regularity Relay
Austin 7 Club Of SA Inc
16 August
Mallala Motorsport Park
 
King Reilly Khanacros
Hills District Car Club Ltd
Hampton Hills Motorsport Park
16 August
 
WASCC August Race Meeting
WA Sporting Car Club Inc
16 August
Wanneroo Raceway
 
Motorsport Australia: Return to Race