Rundle runs his way to super win in Stanthorpe

Tuesday 28 June, 2022
Photos: CH Images
The Short Circuit Motor Sport Association has run the second round of its 2022 sprint series with Vice President Ross Rundle coming away with the outright victory.
Held over two days at Carnell Raceway in Stanthorpe, the event saw 37 competitors get nine attempts at posting the fast lap around the circuit, however Rundle needed only one to claim the victory.
Having spent all day Saturday helping run the event, Rundle decided to have a go on Sunday, for which ended up with the event-winning time of 2:17.280 on his first go.

An attempt to go one better on his next run didn’t work, however Rundle had done enough to seal the event and he used the opportunity to put the car back on the trailer and resume helping out the club.
Taking out the second fastest time a further six seconds off the pace was Bruce Chamberlain, who grabbed his fastest time on his seventh run up the course.

Rounding out the overall podium two seconds behind Chamberlain was Chris Ching, who also took out top honours for the Closed Sports Cars and Sedans Class than Ching with a time of 2:25.210.
While a victory was special for Rundle, the abundance of fresh faces made the day even better for the 66-year-old.
“It was a really busy weekend but a fun one and it was great to see a great turnout of people - especially the regular crowd who turn up to the events,” Rundle said.
“The events are practical and affable and we just have great people who do it – in fact many of the people who compete say it’s one of the most friendly series you can do, which is great to hear that.

“To go about and win it in one run was good but I felt a bit embarrassed. I thought it would be Bruce’s meeting heading into the event to be honest because I hadn’t run since February, so I am slightly chuffed.
“With that said, I think it was a really special event because we had a record number of juniors and many new faces. The organisation prides itself on looking after the juniors and us older blokes.
“Yes winning is great, but for me the Short Circuit Association is almost like a family and I love being a part of it and that’s what motorsport is all about.”

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The next round of the club’s sprint series at Carnell Raceway will be on 17-18 September
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