Drift into top weekend excitement at Willowbank

THE Friday Night Drifts at Queensland Raceway provided plenty of excitement, with 100 cars involved last Friday night.

There was some great action until the massive downpour hit and put a damper on things.

Queensland Raceway hasn't had much luck this year. Nearly every weekend it has rained.

The Street Series got underway at Willowbank, with the highlight of the night being the crazy LS3 powered Nissan URVAN Cab star which put on a show to be seen.

Tekno Autosport had their Bathurst 12 hour wining McLaren's at Queensland during the week.

Television personality Grant Denyer will be driving for them this year.

This weekend, Queensland Raceway hosts the Australian Drift Grand Prix (ADGP) tomorrow.

The ADGP features the best drifters in the country.

Queensland Raceway will be the penultimate round of the four round championship.

Some of the drivers you can expect to see are Rob Whyte, Beau Yates and Ipswich-based driver Josh Boettcher.

After winning the last round in Adelaide, Boettcher will be looking for a good show in front of his home fans.

Tomorrow at Willowbank, I'm heading out to Cruzin Magazine Nostalgia Drags and Hot Rod Reunion.

Deep down at heart, I am an old-school purist.

I can't wait to check out all the cars of yesteryear  at the reunion.

I may even take my prized 1957 Chev down to the Shannons Show and Shine to try and win one of the 18 categories.

I hear there is also a people's choice award.

I will be taking the family with me to this one.

In addition to the racing and the show and shine, there will be plenty of trade stands.

Event DJ Jimmy D will provide some rockabilly tunes.

The good news is it's in the afternoon so the temperature would have dropped slightly by then.

Another event on Sunday is ideal for people interested in becoming a motorsport official. Queensland Raceway is running an expo and training day.

If you want the best seat in the house at events, its worth calling 1-800 RACEWAYS and booking.

Sunday's expo starts at 9am and goes through all the different types of motorsport official options.

Key events

  • Today: Test & Tune, Willowbank Raceway.
  • Tomorrow: Australian Drift Grand Prix, Queensland Raceway; Cruzin Magazine Nostalgia Drags and Hot Rod reunion.
  • Sunday: V8 Race Experience, Queensland Raceway; Officials Expo, Queensland Raceway.


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