Andrew Mitchell finishes season on a high with weekend win

Artie Ramm competing in a motorkhana in a car he built. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Artie Ramm competing in a motorkhana in a car he built. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

MOTOR SPORTS: Spectators lined the bitumen course at the Gracemere Saleyards on Saturday as 15 keen drivers battled it out for top honours in the motor sporting event which is ideal to teach younger and experienced drivers skills in acceleration, manoeuvring and braking in a controlled environment, around plastic poles and individually timed. 

As CQMSC's last event for the year, driver Danny Benson said the competition went extremely well, with much support from the CQ community.

"The spectators were unreal," Benson said. 

"Everyone really enjoyed themselves and all had a great day."

Mitchell maneuvered his Mini around the course with skill to secure first place, closely followed by Gordon Fischer driving a VW Golf in second and Artie Ramm placing third in his Clubman. 

Benson said spectators enjoyed Alan Prisgrove's spectacular performance in his XF Falcon as well as Judith Mitchell's display of skill. 

With four junior drivers in the mix, there was no messing around by 14 year old Megan Benson who placed first in the junior and sixth outright or Coby Mitchell coming in ninth overall and second in the juniors. 

CQMSC driver, Fischer said all four juniors had a great day of racing, with all finishing the course ahead of a few seniors' drivers who had to withdraw due to mechanical issues. 

With a social barbeque following the event, Fischer said it was a great way to finish the CQMSC season. 

Despite the local competition coming to an end, the CQMSC is sending half a dozen talented drivers to a competition in Brisbane in coming weeks. 

See future editions for coverage of this event.  

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