GALLERY: Lakeside Park under water after flash flooding
Monday 22nd March, 2021 - 2:00pm
Historic Queensland circuit Lakeside Park has been subject to flash flooding amid a prolonged downpour in the state’s southeast.
The precinct was playing host to a race meeting when water levels rose quickly, particularly in the lower end of pit lane where Australian Trans-Am runners were set-up.
“It started to rain in the last race, which was Superkarts I think, and then that finished and then a couple of the categories, I think the Superkarts and the QTCC [Queensland Touring Car Championship] were having their presentations,” MTR Images photographer Mick Reynolds told Speedcafe.com.
“As that happened it went from just normal rain to super heavy and then all of a sudden there was water everywhere.
“Probably over the space of about half an hour or so. Man, did it come up quick.”
It’s not the first time Lakeside has flooded; Cyclone Debbie in 2017 causing similar dramas.
Lakeside has a rich history, having hosted the Australian Grand Prix in 1966 and 1969, plus several high-profile categories including the Australian Touring Car Championship.
The circuit is located roughly 30km north of the Brisbane CBD.
Pictures: Mick Reynolds/MTR Images