Racewars 2018 Coordinator and some of the Bush Fire Brigade Volunteers who helped out on the weekend

Racewars 2018 Coordinator Jon and some of the Bush Fire Brigade Volunteers who helped out on the weekend in Albany

 

The City of Albany hosted the Motul Racewars 2018 over the long weekend and, like so many major community events all around our great State, the amazing women and men of the local Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades gave up their time to support the event – in more ways than one!


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The event, marked as “Australia’s Biggest Runway Race”, took place over the three days of the long weekend on a 1,800m airstrip at the Albany Regional Airport.

Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington said in his message to competitors and spectators alike, “I am incredibly excited to welcome Motul Racewars to the Amazing South Coast. To see such a unique, exhilarating and high calibre event visit our region once again is fantastic.”

Our correspondent told us big crowds enjoyed the event, which was safely managed with oversight from The Highway, South Coast, King River and Kalgan Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades.

As we hinted a bit earlier, our amazing volunteers often attend community events to serve and protect, but as you can see by the photo supplied by the City of Albany below, the ladies and gents of some of the Brigades helping out went just a little further than the usual – lining up for the Emergency Race.

Racewars 2018 - Kalgan VBFB and South Coast VBFB line up for the Emergency Services Race

Racewars 2018 – Kalgan VBFB and South Coast VBFB line up for the Emergency Services Race

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To protect the pride of those involved, we won’t name who won the coveted “Lost Spanner” award or indeed, who claimed that they didn’t lose but were merely following up to ensure the leaders didn’t miss any hot spots!

All jokes aside, we thank the City of Albany for letting us know about this great community event and especially thank the amazing women and men who like so many others, give up their time and expertise to make sure things are safe for the competitors and spectators alike.

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