Officials invited for special Goldrush

Thursday 12 May, 2022
Photos: Allan Reinikka Photography
The Central Queensland Motor Sporting Club’s annual Goldrush is on the horizon with the club once again expecting a massive weekend of motorsport.
Scheduled for the second weekend of July, around 170 competitors are likely to contest the event where they will have up to seven runs of the state’s must-do hill climb on Mount Morgan Range.
The track itself is a daunting task for competitors with a length of three kilometres made up of 26 corners and an elevation of more than 200 meters.
Because of that challenging track and the high-quality organisation of the club, the event has grown substantially over the past few years, adding to the difficulties of it being run.
As a result, the club is currently on the lookout for volunteer officials to help run the weekend.
There are a wide variety of roles available for volunteers, which include positions where there is no experience necessary.

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Click here to register as an official.
All participating officials will be provided with a two-day spectator pass, food and water throughout the day, a volunteer shirt and the chance to be part of the unforgettable event alongside like-minded people.
Treasurer for both the club and the event itself, Clay Weston, was hopeful of welcoming a number of officials to help run the growing event.
“This year will be the event’s fourth and we’re proud to have been able to build it to what it has become now,” Weston said.
“During our first year in 2018, we had around 75 competitors, which is big in itself, however the club has improved with each edition and we are expecting a record field.
“With this said, we have learned more about the mountain and how to accommodate more cars and I think we can manage it, but we are on the lookout for more officials to help the core crew.

“We have a great community of competitors and officials already, so we would love to welcome more people to our family – regardless of experience.
“The mountain itself is spectacular and as there are no spectators that get to go up the mountain, so the officials will get all the fantastic views where they will get front-row seats to some brilliant action.”
All volunteers are required to be registered as an official with Motorsport Australia and can join after completing  the free online course and meeting the necessary licencing requirements.
Click here for more information on the event and to register as a volunteer official.
Central Queensland Motor Sporting Club’s annual Goldrush takes place on the Mount Morgan Range on 8-10 July. 
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