Motorsport in Queensland continues to thrive in 2021 with the Motorsport Australia Queensland State Circuit Championships to welcome a record number of participants for this weekend’s opening round.
Taking place at Morgan Park, the MG Car Club of Queensland will celebrate its first meeting since the start of 2020 with more than 190 entries registered for the two day state event, surpassing the previous Morgan Park record of 182.
More than 20 different categories will be on display throughout the jam packed weekend, with all to be spread across nine different groups, making it a very busy weekend for all in attendance.
While a number of regular categories will be involved in the weekend, including Improved Productions, Historic Touring Cars, Sports Racing Cars and Saloon Cars, the biggest battle comes within the Circuit Excels Cars.
Enjoying a grid of its own for the whole weekend, the popular category boasts a record entry list of 45 cars, with many intriguing narratives taking place – the most notable being the ‘Racing Together’ race team who are making its circuit debut.
The Excels aren’t the only category to have a strong field locked for the round - the Sports Cars, Improved Production Cars and Sports Sedans all geared up with healthy fields to provide fans with entertainment for the whole weekend.
Ahead of the round, club President Richard Matter was looking forward to a big weekend and was thrilled with the amount of interest surrounding the event.
“This is the largest ever meeting largest ever field for an MG Car club meeting at Morgan Park. We are really pleased to see so much support for Queensland state racing after a difficult year,” Mattea said.
“To have a record number of people competing just goes to show how keen people and the categories in Queensland are to get back to doing what they love.
“Not only do the Excels have solid numbers, but more than a quarter of its entrants are drivers under 18, which inspired us to award a prize to the best of the juniors.
“All in all, we have good fields across all categories and we’re just really looking forward to what should be a brilliant weekend.”
The opening round of the Motorsport Australia Queensland State Circuit Championships takes place at Morgan Park on 27-28 March.