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Article Date: 18 November 2013

Following a frenetic day of finals racing on Saturday 16 November 2013, Willowbank Raceway has officially ‘crowned’ its 2013 Track Champions.

Following Saturday’s racing, eight new championship winners were announced with Slacks Creek’s Wade Moran (Knijff Earthmoving Modified), Brassall’s Paul Doeblien (Powercruise Super Sedan), Raceview’s Tammy Goldthorpe (Gasoline Alley Harley-Davidson Modified Bike), Redbank Plains’ Blaze Hansen (Prime Signs/Speed Elec Super Street) and Chris Hall (SuperComp), Jimboomba’s Dylan Leo (Donnelly Blasting Services Junior Dragster), Sheldon’s Bill Fletcher (Allstar Batteries Supercharged Outlaws) and Kallangur’s Simon Isherwood (Super Gas) taking out the honours in their respective brackets.

These racers stood alongside Willowbank Raceway’s Street Series champions Jody Wentworth (Street Series Powder Puff – Surfers Paradise), Josh Fletcher (Street Series Street Sedan - Cornubia) and Anthony Weiland (Street Series Street Bike – Slacks Creek), who were also awarded Track Champion trophies.

For some, the weekend was not the first time they have tasted championship glory, with Wentworth (2012, 2013), Josh Fletcher (2002, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2013), Bill Fletcher (2008, 2010, 2013), Hansen (2009 in Junior Dragster, 2012 in Modified, 2013 in Street Sedan), Doeblien (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013) Goldthorpe (2004, 2005, 2013) and Isherwood (2009, 2012, 2013) all having previously claimed the coveted honour of being named a Willowbank Raceway Track Champion.

Willowbank Raceway Chief Executive Officer Tony Manson was pleased to congratulate the 2013 Track Championship winners and was on-hand Saturday evening to present them with their trophies.

“It was my absolute honour to be able to present the Track Championship trophies for 2013 to our deserving champions on Saturday,” said Manson.

“They have fought hard all season and showed passion, determination, skill and speed; and everyone here at Willowbank Raceway would like to congratulate them on their success.

"Saturday’s action was a great way to finish out the 2013 season, and I’m looking forward to an even stronger 2014 season with the calendar for 2014 now up on our web site."

Also awarded on Saturday evening the race-day winners, with Laidley’s Kevin Morton (Knijff Earthmoving Modified), Dinmore’s Darren Doeblien (Powercruise Super Sedan), Anstead’s Chris Collin (Gasoline Alley Harley-Davidson Modified Bike), Redbank Plains’ Blaze Hansen (Prime Signs/Speed Elec Super Street) and Jimboomba’s Dylan Leo (Donnelly Blasting Services Junior Dragster) taking out victory. The SuperComp, Super Gas and Allstar Batteris Supercharged Outlaws brackets were not run due to insufficient entries, with the Track Champions decided on points (SuperComp, which was tied heading to the final round, was decided on a performance ‘count back’).
For full Track Championship results, including Saturday’s racing results, go to Willowbank Raceway’s Track Championship information page at http://bit.ly/1f1B7gJ or the facility’s live results page at http://bit.ly/180lnJ3

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

All images credit to dragphotos.com.au

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