Simulator is up to speed

JASON Bargwanna loves living in the fast lane.

The 33-year-old V8 Supercar driver has taken time out of his busy schedule to visit Rockhampton for the inaugral Mobbs and Co Open Day and Trade Fare today and tomorrow in aid of the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service.

With him, Bargwanna has also brought along his V8 Supercar Simulator, willing to take on volunteers for a high-speed, computerised test drive.

He said the simulator took drivers on a three-minute spin around a simulated racetrack, and offered a glimpse into the thrills, skills and dangers of V8 Supercar driving.

Yesterday Bargwanna recalled his experience in the unlucky round in Bathurst more than a week ago.

"It was a gut renching race,'' he said recalling the accident between Marcos Ambrose and Greg Murphy with 20 laps remaining in the race.

"We've got on top of all of that now and looking forward to the Tasmania Triple Challenge ...''

Mobbs and Co senior supervisor Steve May said they were expecting in excess of 1000 people during the two day open day.

"The fun begins from 7.30am with charity auctions and food through the day,'' he said.



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