Super Street XD ute driver Tony Wallace (right) with crew from left, Barry Reberger Dave Olsen, and Peter Edwards, all of Ipswich.
Super Street XD ute driver Tony Wallace (right) with crew from left, Barry Reberger Dave Olsen, and Peter Edwards, all of Ipswich.

Fast-paced family fun

IPSWICH rev heads had their fill of high-octane action yesterday when round one of the New Year Series kicked off at Willowbank Raceway.

More than 150 Australian drag racers took part in the event, which continues today.

Eight fire-throwing top fuelers and 12 top alcohol machines led the field at Queensland’s premier drag raceway across the two days of , before nitro funny cars, top doorslammers and pro stock racers take to the Ipswich quarter-mile for round two on January 14 and 15.

Willowbank Raceway managing director Steve Bettes said the raceway was the place to be for those looking for fast-paced family fun in the New Year.

“Top Fuel racing is the ultimate fire-throwing, ear-splitting, rock and roll, four second ride down the quarter mile, and to see them in action is really something special, no matter what your age or your interest in motorsport, you just can’t help but be blown away by these 7000 horsepower machines,” Mr Bettes said.

“Top alcohol is also a category that is always guaranteed to produce some exciting racing, some tightly fought battles and some amazing race craft.

“Drag racing is just one of those sports where you have to be there to really experience the sights, the sounds, the smells, the whole experience.”

Mr Bettes said drag racing allowed patrons access to the pit area, which was included in the price of the event ticket.

“You can stand by and watch the crews working on these high-powered machines just a few feet away,” he said.

“There aren’t many sports that have this kind of access available to the fans, and it’s something we are very proud of.”

For a full wrap of all Willowbank action, see Tuesday’s Queensland Times.



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