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7000HP TO DESCEND ON BRISBANE CBD

Article Date: 27 May 2011

Willowbank Raceway display at Reddacliff Place Thursday 9 June, 8.00am – 6.00pm

Before more than 510 racers fire up at Willowbank Raceway for the Castrol EDGE Winternationals across June 10-13, a taste of the Ipswich quarter-mile will be taking up residence in the Brisbane CBD on Thursday the 9th of June.

Brisbane’s Reddacliff Place will play host to Top Fuel racer Steve Read and his 7000 horsepower Top Fuel dragster, alongside fellow ANDRA Pro Series racers Steven Ham, Steve Reed and Rick Gauci and their Top Alcohol race cars and Pro FX’s Tony Wedlock and his Toyota Aurion Pro FX.

The high-powered race machines will be on display all day from 8.00am – 6.00pm, with a driver meet and greet between 12noon and 2.00pm plus interactive games allowing members of the public to play for prizes including Castrol EDGE Winternationals tickets and merchandise, all in the lead up to what is the largest drag racing event held outside of the United States.

Willowbank Raceway Managing Director Steve Bettes said the fan day was a new initiative and something not to be missed for anyone wanting to learn more about the sport, or for fans who want the chance to see a Top Fueler up close away from the race track.

“From 8.00am to 6.00pm on Thursday the 9th of May we will be at Reddacliff Place to spread the word about drag racing, the ANDRA Pro Series and of course the Castrol EDGE Winternationals,” said Bettes.

“This means that members of the public will have the chance to get up close and personal with a 7000hp Top Fuel dragster as well as some very impressive Top Alcohol and Pro FX machines, chat to the racers, get autographs, and possibly win tickets and merchandise for the event.

“Promotional staff will also be on hand to tell fans all they need to know about the Castrol EDGE Winternationals, so we hope that everyone will come on down and see us during the day, either on their way to work, in their lunch break or after school or work.”

The Castrol EDGE Winternationals is an entertainment extravaganza held annually across the Queen’s Birthday weekend and is expected to provide an economic injection of millions of dollars into the South East Queensland region.

Children aged 13 and under are able to gain free admission to the Raceway during the Castrol EDGE Winternationals, and students with ID are able to gain discounted entry. One-day, two-day and full-event passes are all available – for more information, to purchase tickets and for schedules, please visit www.willowbankraceway.com.au

Willowbank Raceway is Queensland’s premier drag racing facility, hosting year-round racing including four ANDRA Pro Series rounds per year including the Castrol EDGE Winternationals. For more information, please visit www.willowbankraceway.com.au

EVENT INFORMATION: CASTROL EDGE WINTERNATIONALS

Feature racing: Top Fuel, Top Doorslammer, Top Alcohol, Pro Stock, Top Bike, Pro Stock Motorcycle

Also racing from: Lifestyle Floorcoverings Competition, Lifestyle Floorcoverings Super Stock, nsane.net.au Super Compact, Competition Bike, Allstar Batteries Supercharged Outlaws, Knijff Earthmoving Modified, Powercruise Super Sedan, Speed Elec/Prime Signs Super Street, Modified Bike, Donnelly Blasting Services Junior Dragster and Neptunes Pool Care Super Gas.

Schedule
(Approximate and subject to change – visit www.willowbankraceway.com.au
for updates)
Friday June 10
On-track qualifying action from 9.00am – approximately 7.30pm
Pro Stock Qualifying at 5.00pm

Saturday June 11
On-track action from 8.00am – approximately 8.00pm
ANDRA Pro Series Qualifying from 12.00pm – approximately 5.30pm

Sunday June 12
On-track action from 8.30am – approximately 6.30pm
ANDRA Pro Series Qualifying from 12 noon – approximately 5.30pm

Monday June 13
On-track action from 8.30am – approximately 4.30pm
Opening Ceremonies – 10.30am
ANDRA Pro Series racing at 11.00am, 1.15pm and all finals from 2.45pm

Ticketing – tickets available for purchase from www.willowbankraceway.com.au

NB: General Admission = access to the spectator mound and paddock area
NB: Multi-day passes are available for pre-purchase through the Willowbank Raceway website only, no at-gate purchase of multi-day passes will be available

General Admission Tickets:

One-day passes:
Friday June 10 – Adult General Admission- $20.00
Friday June 10 – Student/Concession General Admission (Must show ID) - $20.00
Saturday June 11 – Adult General Admission - $50.00
Saturday June 11 – Student/Concession General Admission (Must show ID) - $42.00
Sunday June 12 – Adult General Admission - $50.00
Sunday June 12 – Student/Concession General Admission (Must show ID) - $42.00
Monday June 12 – Adult General Admission - $50.00
Monday June 12 – Student/Concession General Admission (Must show ID) - $42.00

Two-day General admission pass (available in Saturday/Sunday or Sunday/Monday format):
Adult - $90.00
Student/Concession (must show ID) - $75.00

Three-day General admission pass, including complimentary Friday General Admission:
Adult - $140.00
Student/Concession (must show ID) - $110.00

Reserved seating (price DOES NOT include admission), available for Saturday, Sunday and Monday:
Startline Club - $16.00 per day
Grandstand - $12.00 per day

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