Eighth Mile series to continue

ORGANISERS have announced the Eighth Mile series will continue in 2011 following the series' 2010 success.

The 2011 Queensland Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series will take place at Willowbank Raceway, Warwick Dragway, Benaraby Dragway and Ironbark Raceway between February and September in a three-round and a final series structure.

The opening round is at Willowbank Raceway on February 26.

The series includes competitions in the following categories: modified, super sedan, super street, junior dragster, classic and modified bike.

Series founder John Winterburn said he expected about 500 competitors to take part in the event by the time the grand final was held and won.

“In 2010, for our inaugural season, we were blown away with the level of interest in the events with approximately 100 competitors at each event,” Winterburn said.

“In 2011 we expect the numbers of competitors per event to grow by around 25 percent by the time the

series comes to an end in September.

“Eighth mile racing is all about providing a race meet where competitors can enjoy themselves, have fun, and race in a well-run yet relaxed environment with their

fellow racers, friends and family.

“We received a resounding thumbs-up from the racers in that regard last year and we will certainly be continuing to build on that this year.”

For more information about the 2011 Queensland Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series, including details about how to enter and race rules, visit www.willowbankraceway. com.au.



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