Rodney Tyson makes trip from Queensland for Challenge Bathurst

TRAVELLERS: Nicholas, with his father Rodney Tyson. Photo: BRADLEY JURD

TRAVELLERS: Nicholas, with his father Rodney Tyson. Photo: BRADLEY JURD

While Challenge Bathurst has been filled with experienced drivers, it has also presented rare opportunities for keen motor sport enthusiasts to take their own vehicles for a spin around Mount Panorama. 

Rodney Tyson made the trip from sunny Queensland to race at the iconic track, competing in the Lightning Sprint Group A in his 1984 BMW E30.

His son Nicholas watched on. 

Tyson recorded a time of 2:41.853 in sprint one, before improving by over six seconds in sprint two, with a time of 2:35.754.

Tyson has been a fan of motor sport since a young age and regularly comes to the Bathurst 1000 as a fan.

“We’re Bathurst fans and we come up here for a muck around,” he said. 

“It’s also more fun to be out on the track then watching it and hopefully the event takes off.” 

Tyson has been a keen motor sport fan from a young age and regularly makes the trip for the Bathurst 1000. 

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