Stuart Bishop testing his new carbon fibre Camaro
Stuart Bishop testing his new carbon fibre Camaro

Carbon fibre Camaro launches hot weekend at track

IT'S the pointy-end of racing for the 2016 season of the Queensland Drag Racing Championships.

I can't wait to see who is going to take home the track championship with only two more rounds to race.

The second to last round of the QDRC hits the track tomorrow, with 200 racers, including 65 entrants competing in the Kenda Tires 660 Drag Radial. This is an always popular heads-up 1/8th mile format.

I am especially excited to see Stuart Bishop testing his new carbon fibre Camaro tomorrow, which he tested privately earlier in the week after his previous car caught on fire at the 2016 Winternationals. The whispers are it is a beautiful work of art with plenty of grunt in the engine.

I may even have to pop out to the track tonight for the weekly test n tune for a preview of what to see on the track at the sixth round of the Queensland Drag Racing Championships.

At Queensland Raceway, the Ipswich street sprint series is on.

If you are thinking of competing I am afraid to say the event is booked out.

A massive field of 30 Toyota 86 will compete, a Ferrari, Porsches, MX5 and just about any other type of car you can think.

The Ipswich Street Sprints have been gathering moment. It is now one of the events to be in for sprinters in Queensland.

Last week's Powercruise was rain affected. It was still great to see that many cars out in the heavy weather.

Key events

Tonight: Test n Tune, Willowbank Raceway

Tomorrow: Queensland Drag Racing Champion- ships, Willowbank Raceway; Ipswich Street Sprints, Queensland Raceway

Sunday: Moto Ride Day, Queensland Raceway

Wednesday, September 21: Test n Tune, Willowbank Raceway

Saturday, September 24: Eighth Mile, Willowbank Raceway