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PORT Douglas Carnivale is set
to host its own Grand Prix of
sorts, with entries now open for
the inaugural World Motorised
Cooler Championships in May.
Likely to be more exciting than
yesterday’s high-speed parade
at the F1 in Melbourne, the
resort has designed its own
250m circuit complete with
hairpin bends & quick straights.
The track will be built on the
grassed Fisherman’s Wharf area,
with helmets and protective
gear provided by the resort.
Two-horsepower motorised
eskies or chillybins are provided
by a local toy manufacturer and
will be able to reach hair-waving
speeds of up to 12kph.
Qualifying sessions will set the
12-esky grid for the 25-lap race
for the title, with spectators also
able to have a go during breaks.