Drag Racing

WILLOWBANK RACEWAY RETURNS

MEDIA RELEASE/Willowbank Raceway – Photo: supplied

Willowbank Raceway is very pleased to announce that under a Queensland Government approved COVID Safe Plan a return to larger testing events will now be able to commence from Saturday 27th June.

Our first event back will be a permanent IHRA licence holders Racer Test Day, which will see competitor entries capped to provide the venue with some necessary data for events moving forwards. Due to the large amount of pit space at our venue, each event after this date will allow for even higher competitor entry numbers and these will be posted accordingly on the website for each event.

The following Saturday 4th July will see an exciting double header with another Racer Test Day event planned during the daytime for our license holders and a Test & Tune in the evening to give our more traditional street car based competitors a chance to stretch their legs for the first time back.

Subject to the existing State Government roadmap for easing to Level 3 sporting restrictions, sportsman level competition events will be able to recommence allowing for the return of the some of the best racing in the country with the Queensland Drag Racing Championship on Saturday 11th July.

The spectacular wheels up action of our Radial competitors make a return with Kenda 660 Radial test days scheduled for Friday 17th July and Saturday 18th July.

July is closed out with our street based competitors battling it out for the title in the Archer Smash Repair Street Series to return again on Saturday 25th July.

All events will be conducted with strict measures as required by the COVID Safe Plan. This includes measures such as strict social distancing in the venue, competitor & crew tracing procedures as well as hygiene. Full details of competitor and crew obligations will be made available in the coming days.

In order to comply with necessary tracing procedures, all events will be by online pre-entry only. Minimum numbers will be required to see each event proceed and these will be posted on each event page at www.willowbankraceway.com.au along with full entry terms and conditions. Our first two event dates are available for entry online now.

At this stage, the COVID Safe Plan does not allow for general admission spectators, only competitors and their crew. As Queensland Government policies in these areas are relaxed, we will be able to update our customers further in due course. As a result, our calendar will have to remain fluid in the short term to allow us to commence large events again at the appropriate time for spectators to return in the hopefully not too distant future.

The staff and management of Willowbank Raceway would like to thank our racers, sponsors, volunteers and spectators for their support and patience during the lockdown period and we are all very much looking forward to seeing your smiling faces again at the track in the coming weeks.

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