Packed Schedule of action for QRDC Round 4

There’s a lot that can be said about the fourth round of QRDC at Queensland Raceway (July 8th-9th), like that it’s going to be massive, giant, humongous even - anything synonymous with the word ‘big’. Because that’s it, it’s going to be BIG. There are 10 categories running including a National Round of Formula Ford - who are expecting quite a roll up of competitors. Headliners Trans-Am and TA2 are also going to be on the show, having just competed at QR in the 2 Days of Thunder - they’re back at it again. Improved Production, T124, Production Sports Cars, Queensland Sports Car Championship, Superkarts, Formula Vee and HQ’s are also scheduled to dual it out at the Willowbank track.

The National Formula Ford Championship will be joining the packed QRDC Round 4 schedule and will certainly add a lot of action. The category is divided into two separate classes of Duratec class and Kent Class. The Duratec cars employ the use of a Ford Fiesta engine and are fighting for outright honours in the category. The Kent class, however, is made up of cars using 1970’s engine power, from legends of the Ford marque like the Escort.  There is exciting talent behind the wheel in this category with points leader Max Vidau, travelling up to defend his lead from the last two rounds. While Jayden Odeya and Cooper Murray are creeping up to take the fight to Vidau.

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The Queensland Sports Car Championship has reached a critical stage as they approach the halfway point of their racing season. The championship is tightly contested, and there’s plenty of driver’s in their four classes vying for points and positions to be able to lead the latter half of the year. Their outright championship, for their perpetual Kevin Bartlett trophy, sees three driver’s in contention with Chris Fing leading the way with 112 points and Grant Green and Chris Purvis tied at 78 points apiece. The Queensland Sports Car Championship offers some of the fastest and enthralling racing in Queensland, and are not a category to miss at QRDC Round 4.

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Usual meeting headliners, Australian Trans-Am are back to Queensland Raceway shortly after putting on an incredible spectacle of racing at 2 Days of Thunder. There was some to and fro between the contenders resulting in some close racing and ultimately Shannon O’Brien in his Pontiac Firebird was able to take the outright win. The category is divided into three classes, Trophy, Classic and Sportsman and there’s plenty to play for within those classes.

There’s a need to empathize this again - this round of QRDC is going to be BIG!