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Drag racing series to rev up again at Willowbank

AFTER a successful 2012 campaign, the JP Racing Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series is set to return to Willowbank Raceway next year.

Queensland's premier drag racing facility will host the third round of the 2013 series which will also travel to Warwick Dragway, Ironbark Raceway and Benaraby Raceway.

Series organiser John Winterburn confirmed all of the 2012 sponsors have already re-signed for 2013.

"This series is really moving from strength to strength and I am so excited to say that plans and sponsors are now finalised for the fourth year of this grassroots campaign," Winterburn said.

"Over the years we have seen competitor numbers grow to three figures for some events, with great support from South Queensland's racing community in travelling to these regional tracks to support the series as a whole.

"Some great racing has been boosted by an overall sense of camaraderie and a commitment to having a fun and relaxed day at the track, which makes this series something special for the racers and the officials alike."

Willowbank racer Michael Beaton, the 2011-12 Modified Bike bracket champion for the series, said he couldn't wait to get back on track during 2013.

"We will definitely be back for the 2013 Eighth Mile Series," Beaton said.

"Now that we have gone back-to-back, we want to take the hat-trick in 2013."

Beaton and the Modified Bike bracket will be joined on track during the 2013 series by the Modified, Super Sedan, Super Street and Junior Dragster brackets.

The series starts at Warwick Dragway on February 9 before continuing at Ironbark Raceway on April 27.

Willowbank Raceway will host round three on August 3 before the final round at Benaraby Raceway on September 28.

More information at: willowbankraceway.com.au

Topics:  drag racing, jp racing eighth mile drag racing series, willowbank



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