AFTER first playing sport in Warwick as a junior, Mick Mundey will return from the Gold Coast this weekend to compete in Dragfest 2013.
Mundey went to school at Maryvale and Warwick State High School and won two Darling Downs championships in shot put and finished in the top eight at state level.
He played cricket for Colts, rugby league for Collegians and the Warwick Cowboys but is now a petrol head, an expression used to describe many car enthusiastic.
"I had been into motor bikes most of my life and was helping out a mate with a car at the drags when I decided to compete myself," Mick said.
He runs a business building golf courses and sports fields in between fun weekends at drag racing.
The Mundey family are members of the Warwick District Drag Racing Association.
This weekend, Mick, his son Brandon and brother Brett will race bikes and Mick's daughter Ali will race in junior dragster.
His wife Lisa will head the pit crew.
"Lisa was going to race this weekend but is giving it a miss. She has raced at Willowbank and plans to also race at Warwick Dragway," Mick said.
"We love going back out to the bush, you don't have the hustle and bustle like in the city.
"It is a good weekend at the drags in Warwick, we always drive past our old dairy farm at Gladfield where I first learnt to ride motor bikes."
He said having the strength to win a Darling Downs shot put championship had helped in his turf construction and renovation business.
"There is a fair bit of weight in some of the bikes, mine is about 200 kilograms."
Mike and Lisa Mundey have organised two Junior Dragster weekend and plan another at Warwick Dragway in June next year.
The Mundeys will arrive in Warwick today and prepare for a weekend of competition.