Wild racing assured by remote control machines built for speed
THEY can reach speeds of more than 200km an hour and cover the drag strip in just over a second.
But these are not high-powered drag racing machines regularly seen at Willowbank Raceway.
The cars and bikes rocketing along the Carole Park drag strip over the next three days will be entered in the "Mild to Wild" Remote Control Drag Racing titles.
More than 80 competitors are expected at Andre Ripoll Park, where Ipswich City Council built a dragstrip for the Queensland Model Drag Racing Association members to race.
Association president Martin Armstrong said people were coming from Sydney and interstate to run their remote model drag cars and bikes, mostly at 1/10th scale of the hot rods seen at Willowbank.
"Everyone has been holding out for this event," Armstrong said.
Practice is this afternoon with qualifying and racing tomorrow and Sunday from 9am.
Like the drag racing at Willowbank, brackets this weekend include Top Fuel, Funnycars, Top Doorslammer, Pro Stock, Sports Compact, Top Bike. Other categories are 1.9index and DYO (dial your own) racing.
The world record is 203kmh, taking just 1.1 seconds to cover the 40m racing strip.
Spectators are welcome at the drag strip in Cobalt Street, Carole Park.