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Brett Curran (left) and Michael Middleton put the finishing touches on Mr Curran’s 1970 Plymouth Cuda ahead of the Pittsworth Sprints.
Brett Curran (left) and Michael Middleton put the finishing touches on Mr Curran’s 1970 Plymouth Cuda ahead of the Pittsworth Sprints. Dave Noonan

TOOWOOMBA car enthusiast Brett Curran plans to put a couple of his classic cars through their paces in Pittsworth this weekend.

Mr Curran will race his recently rebuilt 1972 Holden Torana XU1 on the Pittsworth Sprints street course and hopes to show the raw power of the 440 cubic inch wedge engine in his immaculate 1970 Plymouth Cuda during the burn-out competition.

More than 150 drivers from as far away as North Queensland and New South Wales are set to tear through the Pittsworth Industrial Estate as the town prepares for its annual influx of rev-heads.

Mr Curran said he had not competed in the sprints for a few years, but was excited about the prospect of a few flying laps through the country course.

“We are going to have a go,” Mr Curran said.

“It’s the only place you can do it.”

Sprints events secretary Michael Middleton said a lot of work had been done to improve the course.

“We’ve got new safety barriers and the track is a bit different again,” Mr Middleton said.

He said the schedule had been changed so there would be no gaps in the racing action, even between different categories.

“There will be cars on the track the whole time competing.

“It means more runs for the drivers and more action for the spectators.”

 

READY TO RACE

  • Sprints under lights from 7pm until 9pm tonight
  • Racing from 9am tomorrow and 8.30am on Sunday
  • Burn-out competition from 4.30pm tomorrow and 3.30pm on Sunday
  • Entry: Adults: $10, primary school children: $2 and younger children: free.

Topics:  classic cars toowoomba



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