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Opposite Lock Mackay Retreat 200
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Wednesday, 19 September 2012
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The North Queensland Super Series is back at the Retreat Station this weekend for the Opposite Lock Mackay Retreat 200, the penultimate round of the series.

1538b_sm This is the second round to be held at the popular venue this year using the 27km track, and will have something for everyone including an open paddock section, gullies and jumps. Scrutineering will be from 6-9am on Saturday, with prologue on the shortened 6km track to follow.

The best of North Queensland racers will be there, keen to score last minute points for the North Queensland Super Series. Last rounds winner Talbot Cox of Ayr extended his lead over the field, after Brian Moohin suffered a series of belt failures in his Polaris 900, and Chris Colbourne had more electrical drama ending his race before it started in his Jimco ProLite. This opened the door for Graham Moohin to move from fourth place into the second spot, and within five point striking distance of Cox.

1538c_sm In the Navigators Championship Ernie Sievers, who has been navigating for Graham Moohin, has taken the lead by a mere two points over Jarod Marson, navigator for Brian Moohin.

Also nominating for the event are locals Dave Nielsen, keen to get some time behind the wheel of his newly acquired ex Rob Turner Pro Buggy Predator, Brock and Adele Sievers in their extreme 4WD Hilux, and Chris Colbourne pending further electrical repairs in his Jimco Pro Lite.

Supporting the UTV class in Polaris 900RZR’s will be property owner Brian Moohin, Graham Moohin, Andrew North, Greg Moohin, Peter Moohin, and Mark Edmonds.

1538d_sm Mick Marson will be travelling south in his Pro Buggy Matrix and Talbot Cox in his Kadco Pro Buggy.

Great views of the track are available from the camping area at this family event. The club have been using this property, situated aprox. 65km from Mackay on the Peak Downs Highway, for their races for four years now. The venue has toilet and shower facilities built by the Pioneer Endurance Club, and kindly lent to the club for events.

Photographer: Wendy Moohin
Source: Adele Sievers