Morgan Park hero takes out remarkable win at Bathurst
Southern Downs native Matt Campbell took out first place at
the Bathurst 12 Hour race over the weekend, leading his Porsche team to an
The victory marked the first time Porsche had ever won the
Bathurst 12 Hour, thanks to Campbell snatching victory from Englishman Jake
Dennis with less than nine minutes left in the race at Bathurst’s Mount
“On behalf of the Southern Downs, I would like to
congratulate Matt on his remarkable win over the weekend,” Southern Downs Mayor
Tracy Dobie said.
“Matt began his career at Morgan Park Raceway so this is a
proud sporting moment for the Southern Downs.
“Motorsport fans across the region were cheering for him to pull
out the exciting victory and couldn’t be prouder to see him standing atop the
Councillor for Events, Sport, Parks and Recreation and keen
motorsport fan Yve Stocks said Matt Campbell comes from a long line of
“Matt has risen through the ranks from the early days of his
career at Morgan Park and the Queensland Super Sprints Series,” Cr Stocks said.
“I am delighted to see Matt win races at the highest levels
on the international stage. Morgan Park Raceway is one of the best raceways in
Australia, and Matt demonstrates the type of talent the raceway attracts.
“The Campbell family is one of Warwick’s biggest motorsport
“Matt’s grandfather managed Morgan Park Raceway for many years
and his family have been involved in Warwick motorsport for a long time.
From hosting events for the Queensland Super Sprints Series
to the Australian Motor Racing Series and Australian SuperBike Championship,
the Morgan Park Raceway has a full calendar of events to entertain motorsport
fans across the region, including the start of the 2019 Queensland Super
Sprints Series season this weekend.
For more information on upcoming events at the Morgan Park
Raceway, please visit their website at www.morganparkraceway.com.au.
keep up to date on all the news and events around the Southern Downs, please
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