FLASHBACK: A bunch of tough Holdens and Fords in the Touring Car class line up to have a go at the track at last year’s first-ever Wondai Street Sprints

June 9, 2017

The motor racing track which has sprung into existence in the back streets of the Wondai Industrial Estate over the past few days is finally ready for this weekend’s Wondai Street Sprints.

Concrete fencing now lines the track, tyre barriers have been positioned at strategic points, and direction signs have appeared on the Bunya Highway.

Organisers have been working hard to make sure everything is ready for the event, which had its first outing last year when it played host to 93 contestants.

This year 134 contestants have nominated, in classes including historic, touring cars, sports sedans, racing cars and “special interest” vehicles.

Racing will begin at 9:00am on Saturday and Sunday and finish at 4:30pm on Saturday and 3:00pm on Sunday.

A one-day pass for spectators is $15 (or $25 for both days). Under 14s are free.

On Sunday, a Show and Shine will also be held in the sports oval adjacent to the racetrack, and South Burnett car enthusiasts can register on the day at the gate.

Judging will run from 9:00am to 12:30pm with trophies presented at 1:00pm.

Food and merchandise stalls will also be on the grounds both days, and well-known motoring writer and motor sports commentator Will Hagon will be returning to call the action at this year’s event.

Retired driver Will Charlton with motoring guru Will Hagon at last year’s Sprints … Hagon kept the commentary flowing almost non-stop for two days and could be heard all over the course

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