The WARWICK 1000 – bringing race cars, people, money and water to town…
The Warwick 1000 will hit Warwick’s Morgan Park Raceway from Saturday 28-Sunday 29 September, with 1000 kilometres of qualifying and racing held across the weekend.
Round 3 of the CAMS State Championship (known as the Warwick 1000 from 2019) will feature driver Jason Clements performing demonstration laps in Al Unser Jr’s famous 1986 Dominos Indy car, which boasts 800 plus horsepower and weighs only 700 kilograms.
In addition to the weekend of racing, drivers and spectators, many of who are travelling from all over Queensland New South Wales, have been encouraged to bring a slab of water with them to donate to the drought affected town.
Event organiser and representative from Queensland Racing Drivers Association, Brett Batterby, said encouraging event goers to bring water with them is a simple way they can contribute.
“We understand how serious the problem is for the Southern Downs region, and we want to be able to help in a practical way, as well as help other people outside the region understand just how devastating this drought is,” Brett said.
“We originally had a goal of 100 slabs of water, but it looks like we are going to go way beyond that, and we’ll be working with the local Lions Club to make sure the resources get to those who need it most,” he said.
“We’re thrilled to be returning to Warwick and the picturesque and challenging Morgan Park Raceway for this huge weekend of racing.
“Nine different categories of cars will battle it out to be the 2019 Queensland State Champion, with over 30 races across the weekend.”
Admission for children is free. Adult day passes are $10 for Saturday, $15 for Sunday or a weekend pass for only $20.
For more information visit qrda.asn.au or visit Warwick 1000 on Facebook.