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SPORTSMAN RACERS DASH FOR CASH AT WILLOWBANK RACEWAY

Article Date: 29 November 2010

Willowbank Raceway offered Sportsman racers two events in one at the weekend and they responded with action-packed racing down the Ipswich quarter-mile in a dash for points and cash on Saturday November 27.

The day kicked off with Modified, Super Sedan, Super Gas, Modified Bike, Super Street, Street Sedan and Junior Dragster competitors taking part in two qualifying sessions before the race for Track Championship points got underway from midday.

Taking the wins while the sun shone were Bob Frawley (Modfiied) who beat son Graeme Frawley to the finish line; Noel Green in Super Sedan; Richie Paterson in Modified Bike; Brad Todd in Super Street; David Gauldie in Super Gas; Carol Ruachle in Street Sedan and Tazmin Wong in Junior Dragster.

Joining the younger of the Frawleys as runner-ups were Paul Doeblien (Super Sedan); Malcolm Brooks (Modified Bike); Daryl Williams (Super Street); Dale O’Dwyer (Super Gas); Matt Homan (Street Sedan) and Dale Duffy (Junior Dragster).

Once the sun went down, the dash for cash began, with all-in racing for all brackets aside from Junior Dragster and Modified Bike (who ran Chicago Shootout style bracket racing).

Taking the big win was Paul Doeblien in the Quick 32, taking the win from Kellie Kidd to earn the $300 cheque, with Kidd taking home $200 for her efforts.

Darren Doeblien took victory in the Next 32 bracket from Tony Wallace to claim his $300 while Wallace went home with $200, and Ken Moss beat Bob Frawley across the line in the Buy Back category – which allowed racers who had lost in the first round of 32 to buy back in for $20 to form the prize pool.

In the Modified Bike and Junior Dragster racing, it was Dennis Ryan of Raceview and Matthew Loy of Warwick who took the wins, pocketing $100 respectively. Daniel Sekli and Scott Boyde took runner up honours to claim $50 apiece.

Next up for Willowbank Raceway is the two-round New Year Series, to be held across January 2 and 3, and January 14 and 15.

ANDRA Pro Series brackets Top Fuel and Top Alcohol will take to the Ipswich quarter-mile over January 2 and 3, before Top Doorslammer and Pro Stock are joined by the fire-throwing Nitro Funny Cars on January 14 and 15.

For more information and tickets, please visit www.willowbankraceway.com.au

Willowbank Raceway is Queensland’s premier drag racing facility and hosts four major drag racing events each year - the two-round New Year Series in January, the Australian Top Fuel Championships in March and the Castrol EDGE Winternationals in June. The Queen’s Birthday event is the largest drag racing event outside of the US and is the season finale for the ANDRA Pro Series calendar.

Event Information: New Year Series

Round One – Sunday January 2 and Monday January 3, 2011

Racing from:
Feature brackets: Top Fuel and Top Alcohol
Racing also from: Super Comp, Competition Bike, Supercharged Outlaws, Knijff Earthmoving Modified, Powercruise Super Sedan, Speed Elec/Prime Signs Super Street, Modified Bike, Donnelly Blasting Services Junior Dragster, Super Gas.

Ticketing: tickets available online at www.willowbankraceway.com.au or at the gate:
General Admission:
Adult Admission - Sunday January 2nd 2011 - $35.00
StudenT/Concession Admission - Sunday January 2nd 2011 - $25.00
Adult Admission - Monday January 3rd 2011 - $35.00
Student/Concession Admission - Monday January 3rd 2011 - $25.00

Adrenalin Club – includes Admission - holds 215 people only:
Adrenalin club - Sunday January 2nd 2011 - $75.00
Adrenalin club - Sunday January 2nd 2011 - $30.00
Adrenalin Club - Monday January 3rd 2011 - $75.00
Adrenalin club - Monday January 3rd 2011 - $30.00

Reserved Grandstand seating - does not include admission:
Startline Club Seat – Sunday January 2nd 2011 - $16.00
Startline Club Seat – Monday January 3rd 2011 - $16.00

Schedule:
Timings are approximate only and subject to change – be sure to check www.willowbankraceway.com.au for schedule updates closer to the event.
-Sunday January 2, 2011 – on track action from 2.00pm – 10.00pm (Main Show Qualifying 5.00pm, 7.00pm, 9.00pm)
-Monday January 3, 2011 – on track action from 12.00pm – 9.30pm (Main Show Racing from 5.00pm, 7.00pm and 9.00pm)


Round Two: Friday January 14 and Saturday January 15, 2011

Racing from:
Feature racing: Nitro Funny Car, Top Doorslammer, Pro Stock, Pro FX
Racing also from: Competition, Super Stock, Super Compact, Competition Bike, Supercharged Outlaws, Knijff Earthmoving Modified, Powercruise Super Sedan, Speed Elec/Prime Signs Super Street, Modified Bike, Donnelly Blasting Services Junior Dragster, Super Gas.

Ticketing: tickets available online at www.willowbankraceway.com.au or at the gate
General Admission:
Adult Admission - Friday January 14th 2011 - $35.00
Student/Concession Admission - Friday January 14th 2011 - $25.00
Adult Admission - Saturday January 15th 2011 - $35.00
Student/Concession Admission - Saturday January 15th 2011 - $25.00

Adrenalin Club - includes admission - holds 215 people only:
Adrenalin club - Friday January 14th 2011 - $75.00
Adrenalin club - Children 13 & Under - Friday January 14th 2011 - $30.00
Adrenalin Club - Saturday January 15th 2011 - $75.00
Adrenalin club - Children 13 & Under - Saturday January 15th 2011 - $30.00

Reserved Grandstand seating - does not include admission
Startline Club Seat – Friday January 14 2011 - $16.00
Startline Club Seat – Saturday January 15 2011 - $16.00

Schedule:
Timings are approximate only and subject to change – be sure to check www.willowbankraceway.com.au for schedule updates closer to the event.
-Friday January 14, 2011 – On track action from 12.00pm – 10.00pm (Main Show Qualifying 5.00pm, 7.00pm, 9.00pm)
-Saturday January 15, 2011 – On track action from 12.00pm – 9.30pm (Main Show Racing from 5.00pm, 7.00pm and 9.00pm)

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