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REVISED FORMAT FOR FUCHS WINTERNATIONALS AT WILLOWBANK RACEWAY

Article Date: 14 November 2013

Willowbank Raceway’s Board has confirmed that the iconic FUCHS Winternationals will return to a traditional Thursday to Sunday event format from 2014 while remaining on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

In 2014, the 47th running of the largest championship drag racing event held outside of the United States will run from Thursday 5 June to Sunday 8 June.

General Admission and Grandstand Spectator tickets will go on sale from 10.00am on Tuesday 26 November 2013 at www.willowbankraceway.com.au, with multi-day pre-purchase tickets again available (please see below for full ticketing information). Racer entry will also open on this date via the website, with entry fees frozen at 2013 rates delivered via a two-stage entry system, including an ‘early bird’ component.

New Willowbank Raceway CEO Tony Manson said he was excited to announce the format change ahead of the launch of ticket sales for the 2014 event.

“I am new to the field of drag racing and to Willowbank Raceway, but it is clear to me already how important the FUCHS Winternationals is to not only drag racing in Australia but to Queensland and to the city of Ipswich thanks to its economic and tourism benefits,” said Manson.

“As the largest championship drag racing event held outside of the US and a lynch-pin in the Australian drag racing calendar, the FUCHS Winternationals attracts up to 500 racers from all across the country and even overseas, as well as tens of thousands of spectators from far and wide.

“In recent years, we have gathered feedback from a wide range of sources including racers, fans and sponsors that a Thursday to Sunday format is preferred, and so we are pleased to be able to announce a return to this format from 2014.”

Full information regarding entries will be posted on the FUCHS Winternationals event page of the Willowbank Raceway website by 26 November 2013.

For spectators, a range of ticketing options will be available from 26 November 2013 including special pre-purchase online-only multi-day event passes – offering substantial savings over single day tickets.  Students 14 years and over (with ID) and Concession Card holders (with ID) gain discounts, while children aged 13 and under gain free general admission. For full information, please visit www.willowbankraceway.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 including a full event calendar, please visit www.willowbankraceway.com.au

EVENT INFORMATION: 2014 FUCHS WINTERNATIONALS (5-8 June 2014)
Feature racing: Top Fuel, Top Alcohol, Top Doorslammer, Pro Stock, Top Bike, Pro Stock Motorcycle
Other racing includes: Competition, Super Stock, Super Compact, Competition Bike, Supercharged Outlaws, Modified, Super Sedan, Super Street, Modified Bike, Junior Dragster and Super Gas.

SCHEDULE – final schedule to be released after close of entries. Approximate schedule (subject to change) as follows:
- Thursday – on-track action from midday to 6.00pm (group three and four competitors only)
- Friday – qualifying for all brackets from 8.00am to 5.30pm (including feature racing brackets)
- Saturday – on-track action from 8.00am to 5.30pm, including final qualifying for feature brackets and racing for all other brackets
- Sunday – on-track action from 8.00am to 5.30pm, with racing for all brackets
 
TICKETING - please note multi-day passes are available for PRE-PURCHASE ONLINE ONLY up until midday Tuesday 3rd June 2014. Children aged 13 and under gain free general admission.

SINGLE DAY TICKETS

Thursday 5 June 2014:
- Adult - $20.00
- Student 14 years and over/Concession – must show ID - $15.00

Friday 6 June 2014:
- Adult - $40.00
- Student 14 years and over/Concession – must show ID - $20.00

Saturday 7 June 2014:
- Adult - $50.00
- Student 14years and over/Concession – must show ID - $35.00

Sunday 8 June 2014:
- Adult - $50.00
- Student 14 years and over /Concession – must show ID - $35.00

Children 13 and under gain free general admission


MULTI-DAY TICKETS (AVAILABLE FOR PRE-PURCHASE ONLINE ONLY AT www.willowbankraceway.com.au up until midday Tuesday 3rd June 2014.

- Two-day adult admission – Friday and Saturday (6/7 June) - $70.00
- Two-day adult admission – Saturday and Sunday (7/8 June) - $80.00
- Three-day adult admission (including complimentary Thursday admission) (5/6/7/8 June) - $120.00

- Two-day student 14 years and over/Concession with ID admission – Friday and Saturday (6/7) June $40.00
- Two-day student 14 years and over/Concession with ID admission – Saturday and Sunday (7/8) June $50.00
- Three-day student 14 years and over /Concession with ID admission (including complimentary Thursday admission) (5/6/7/8 June) - $90.00

RESERVED SEATING OPTIONS – SATURDAY AND SUNDAY - (DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION COST)

- Startline Club - $16.00 per day
- Grandstand seating - $12.00 per day

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