TQ racing drivers (from left) Mark Alexander, Shane Phillips
and Tom Lumsden reach speeds of about 130kmh as they race
around the track at Beachlands Speedway last night.
About 1000 spectators gathered - not including those who sat
in the cheap seats in the sand hills outside - to watch the
Christchurch TQ Club Tri-Nations Series, which attracted
drivers from Australia and the United States.
The event was the third round of the tri-series which
featured some of the world's best TQ (three-quarter) midget
car drivers. Other events included quarter midget car races,
for drivers aged between 8 and 15, six-shooter V6 sprint car
races, street stocks and saloons.