Gold City Challenge: Competitors ready to strike gold

Entries have closed for the Gold City Challenge event hosted by the North Queensland Offroad Racing Association.

The first round of the North Queensland Offroad Super Series attracted a total of 17 entries. The entry list features the likes of Queensland State Champion Robert Turner who will be behind the wheel of the Desert Dynamics Pro Buggy.

The event is held at the Milchester Motor Sports Complex, which Clerk of Course Don Young said attracted good feedback among competitors.

“The track is well liked by many competitors as the ground holds together well with numbers of vehicles running over it,” Mr Young said.

“There’s many good spectator points around the track. At this time, the track can be extended to 18klms and has a number of different combinations.

“The off road section of the complex was boosted three years ago when we received a grant for $30,000.00 to build a clubhouse and purchase a fire fighting trailer. We have just been advised that we have been awarded another grant of $30,000 which will go to building the air conditioned timing building.

“The club is certainly setting its sights on this venue becoming a round of the AORC in the coming years.”

The Gold City Challenge will be contested over two days on two different track formats. On Saturday, competitors will be doing eight laps of an 8km track, while on Sunday they will traverse a 14km track four times, equating to a total event distance of 120kms.

The Milchester Motor Sports Complex is located in Charters Towers. Travelling from Townsville, the complex can be found by taking the heavy vehicle bypass road, then turning left onto Milchester Road. After approximately four kilometres along this road there will be Footy’s Transport. Event signage will direct travellers the rest of the short journey to event.

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