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Ticket Prices

Adults $20.00
Students & Concession with ID $18.00
Kids 13 & Under Ticket Purchase not required $0.00
RCE Startline Corporate Club $10.00

Event Dates

25 November 2017

Spring Thunder - Saturday 25th November 2017

Willowbank Raceway welcomes IHRA Sportsman Racers for the 3rd Championship round of the season on the 25th of November. Australia’s most competitive sportsman racers will head to Willowbank Raceway for their first time this 2017/18 season, eager to gain some points early in the Championship and get their hands on the iconic Gold and Silver Christmas Tree’s. Featuring Super stock, Competition, Comp Bike, Modified, Modified Bike and Junior Dragster expect an action packed day not to be missed!

In conjunction with the Championship Round, we introduce “Sedan Rumble” featuring any and all sedan or coupe bodied vehicles. A diverse field of 30 cars will all run 3 rounds of Chicago Shootout Racing with a Pro Tree, with the 2 most successful racer’s getting the final opportunity to race off for the Winner and Runner-up prize pool.



Competitor Information

Super Stock – $200inc Driver & 4 Crew
Competition – $200inc Driver & 4 Crew
Comp Bike – $100inc Driver & 1 Crew
Modified – $100inc Driver & 1 Crew
Modified Bike – $100inc Driver & 1 Crew
Junior Dragster – $100inc Driver & 1 Crew

Additional Crew Passes $10

Sedan Rumble

Entry Price – $100inc Driver & 1 Crew  

Entries Close Date: Wed 22 November at 5:00pm.

CAS from 6:00am


Qualifying from 8:00am

Please Note: Competitors are NOT permitted to enter Willowbank Raceway or pits before 3:00pm the Friday prior to the event.


“Sedan Rumble” Rules/Info

  • Open to any Sedan or Coupe bodied vehicles (must have 2 x operating doors)
  • Pro-Tree - 1/4 mile - D.Y.O. Racing
  • All Dial ins must remain in range of 6.50 to 9.50
  • 3 round chicago shootout format with a final (same rules at QDRC to decide finalists)
  • Field capped at 30 entries*  
      * We would accept reserve entries in the event cap size is exceeded to ensure full field at event
  • 3 qualifiers *   
    *May be cut back to 2 qualifiers, dependant on the entry number for the IHRA Championship Brackets.
  • Qualifying Order based on TBC

Winner gets 2/3rd of prize pool
Runner up gets 1/3rd. 
(ie. if full 30 car field, then Winner $2000 and Runner-Up $1000)


Spectator Information

Adults $20

Students/Concession $18

Kids – 13 and under FREE

  • Children 13 and under are admitted free to this event (you do not need to purchase an admission ticket for a child)
  • Please note that children 13 and under are admitted free but are required to pay for reserved seating if required
  • Concession prices - age & disability pension, DVA white & gold cards.  Photo ID is required on entry
  • Food & Drink are permitted with the exception of glass or alcohol



RCE Performance Startline Corporate Club

·       Reserved Seat and Cash Bar

·       Excludes entry into the event – General Admission ticket required.

·       Only $10 per person.

Tickets are available on the day (depending on availability)






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