Roads clear to big St George event

The 2022 Cobb & Co Hotel St George 399 is all ready to go according to Clerk of Course Brenden McLean.

Extreme rain and flooding occurred across the state in the lead up to the opening round of the BFGoodrich Motorsport Australia Off Road Championship, but the event will still go ahead as planned with no major interruptions expected.

Although there was some concern about many of the roads surrounding the rural south-east Queensland town being inaccessible as a result of the flooding, the water level has since fallen meaning it was all systems go.

With no rain expected over the next few days, predicted sunny and warm weather will allow the record field of crews to do battle on one of the most popular events on the calendar.

And ahead of the season opener, McLean was excited for what is likely to be the biggest ever in its short six-year history.

“The crews have started to roll into the town and the buzz is starting to grow, which is fantastic to see,” McLean said.

“Of course there were a bit of nerves heading into the round due to the poor weather and some of the roads being touch and go, but all of that is gone and I think it’s going to be fantastic.

“We’re expecting nothing but sunshine over the course of the actual weekend so it should be good fun and we’re really excited to see what will transpire

“A new course layout, a record crowd, big stars and perfect weather are all the ingredients for an off road race to remember.”

Photo: Terry Hill Photography