Gunnedah Motoring Enthusiasts (GME) successfully completed its half-mile sprint and motorkhana held at Gunnedah Airport over the Easter long weekend.

The motorsport club also hosted the MG Car Club national meeting which featured about 60 MG vehicles dating from pre-war era to the 1970s.

MG car club members were among those taking part in Gunnedah event.

It was the final event on the month-long, Weeks of Speed program in Gunnedah.

GME event secretary Geoff Hood said the sprint featured about 12 entrants racing on the recently refurbished airport tarmac.

“Slowest time of the day was a battle between Cameron Jordan in his VW Herbi (27.67 seconds) and Damien Carlson in his Lakestar (28.02),” Mr Hood said.

Hood’s Mitsubishi Lancer “just got past them” when he stopped the clock at 27.28 seconds with a speed of 148kmh over 804 metres.

“Ironically the fastest time of day was exactly 100km/hr faster – Peter Holmes in his ‘Jeep Trackhawk’ was out for a quick Sunday drive with a speed of 248kph (18.71 seconds) on his third run of the afternoon.

“Scott Pullen’s Commodore was second fastest time of the day with 20.21 seconds.

Gunnedah Motoring Enthusiasts and MG car club members gather at the Gunnedah Airport carpark for the drivers briefing.

“Taking the family saloon for a quick smokey drive and Raymond Wilson’s ‘Chrysler 300C’ (20.8 seconds) smoked Glen Swain’s “Ford Falcon” (22.04).

“In the 22s, the impressive Phillip Wilson’s ‘Chrysler Valiant’ V8 ute was a beast with 22.19 seconds, while Glen Torrens’ sweet sounding ‘VW Beetle’ (22.40) and Stephen Riley’s ‘Tiga Mila’ (22.65) were just ahead of fellow MG car club member, Steve Perry ‘MGC GT’ (23.66).

“Dr Andrew Walker of Newcastle, driving a Mazda MX5 (25.93) was ahead of the Jordan, Carlson and Hood battle.”

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