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Australia's largest hi-tech automotive lifestyle event comes back to Brisbane

Article Date: 7 September 2012

In just over two weeks Willowbank Raceway will be set upon by around 250 racers and thousands of enthusiasts as the Jamboree comes back to town over 22-23 September.

The hugely popular annual event will be visiting Willowbank Raceway for the 22nd year, offering motoring enthusiasts not only thrilling on-track racing but a wide range of off-track activities including show and shines, beat box shows, motorcycle stunt shows, free kids rides and more.

“It is pretty amazing to be heading back to Willowbank Raceway for our 22nd Jamboree, and with sunny weather forecasts greeting our new September date so far we are ready and rearing to get into it,” said Sport Compact Group and Jamboree event director Ray Box.

“To celebrate, we are hoping to see the first side by side 6.3 second sport compact pass in the world across 22, 23 September – wouldn’t that be something!"

The smart money for such a record is on the racers of the new-look Factory Xtreme class, which brings the quickest sport compact machines in the country and the world together.

“In Factory Xtreme at Willowbank Raceway spectators will see the quickest sport compact car in the world with Joe Signorelli (6.38s), the fastest sport compact car in the world in Rod Harvey (224mph), the third quickest ‘rotor’ in the world (George Rehayem, 6.589s), and the first four cylinder machine to run a six second pass in Australia in Collin Willshire,” said Box.

“This bracket brings together an amazing mix of cars and always throws up some great ‘piston versus rotor’ arguments, with rivalries both on the track and in the stands alive and well!”

The Factory Xtreme racers will be joined by ten other race brackets.

“The Turbosmart Street Compact bracket is expected to be our largest race class in terms of numbers, while the Gas Motorsport Street 289 class will be one of the most competitive outside of FX, with those racers having to manage the power to the track without spinning the tyres – easier said than done when you a running a maximum 28” by 9” slick tyre!” said Box.

“Willowbank will also play host to racers in the Haltech Modified Compact, McKern and Associates Pro Turbo, Microtech EFI Modified 10.5, Sonic Performance Pro Compact, Rapid Bikes Magazine Sports Bike,TCS All Motor, ACL Gaskets Extreme, Speedflow Pro 289 and Street Grudge classes.

“It is going to be an epic two days!”

Staged across two big days at Willowbank Raceway in QLD on September 22 and 23, the Brisbane Jamboree is not just a drag racing event, it is Australia's largest hi-tech automotive lifestyle event, with eleven on-track racing brackets and a wide array of off-track activities including a motorcycle stunt show, beat box stage shows, show and shines, trader and club displays, free kids rides and more. Tickets start from just $30 for adults and children aged 13 and under gain free entry. For more information, please visit www.jamobree.com.au

Willowbank Raceway is Queensland’s premier drag racing facility, located 45 minutes from Brisbane or just a short drive from Ipswich, offering a year-round program of events for the entire family. For more information and a full event calendar, please visit www.willowbankraceway.com.au

EVENT INFORMATION: JAMBOREE – 22-23 SEPTEMBER, 2012
Racing from: Factory Xtreme, Turbosmart Street Compact, Gas Motorsport Street 289, Speedflow Pro 289, Haltech Modified Compact, McKern and Associates Pro Turbo, Microtech EFI Modifed 10.5, Sonic Performance Pro Compact, Rapid Bikes Magazine Sports Bike , ACL Gaskets Extreme, Street Grudge and TCS All Motor Classes.

Schedule:

Saturday 22 September:
Spectator gates open: 8.30am
On-track action from 9.30am until approximately 7.00pm
Entry for Show N Shine: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Sunday 23 September
Spectator gates open: 8.30am
On-track action from 9.30am until approximately 5.00pm
Entry for Show N Shine: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Tickets:

Pre-purchased
1-Day Adult - $30
1-Day Adult with Grandstand seat - $40
* 2-Day Adult - $55
* 2-Day Adult with Grandstands seat - $75
1-Day Student - $25
1-Day Student with Grandstand seat - $35
* 2-Day Student - $45
* 2-Day Student with Grandstand seat - $65
Kids 13 and under FREE
* Note: 2-Day tickets are NOT available for on-day purchase. They can only be purchased online prior to September 12th.

On-Day Purchase
1-Day Adult - $35
1-Day Adult with Grandstand seat - $45
1-Day Student - $30
1-Day Student with Grandstand seat - $40
Kids 13 and under FREE
* Note: 2-Day tickets are NOT available for on-day purchase. They can only be purchased online prior to September 12th.


For more information, please contact:

Ray Box – Event Director
Sport Compact Group
Phone: 0411 756 000
Email: info@jamboree.com.au
Web: www.jamboree.com.au

Photo credit - dragphotos.com.au

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