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WILLOWBANK RACEWAY SIGNS NEW DEAL WITH FUCHS LUBRICANTS

Article Date: 13 February 2014

Willowbank Raceway and FUCHS Lubricants are excited to announce the leading lubricants company will continue as the naming rights sponsor of Australia’s largest drag racing event – the FUCHS Winternationals.

Founded as a German family company in 1931, FUCHS Lubricants today has global reach and among the independent producers is the world’s largest independent manufacturer and supplier of lubricants. Its wholly owned Australian subsidiary has been supplying specialised lubricants since the late 1890s and is the leading market player in many lubricant sectors.

FUCHS Lubricants (Australasia) Managing Director Wayne Hoiles said the many benefits enjoyed by the company through its Willowbank Raceway partnership had made the decision to extend the relationship further an easy one.

“FUCHS Lubricants is a long-time supporter of motorsport and Australian drag racing and have so far enjoyed two years of partnership with Queensland’s premier drag racing facility Willowbank Raceway and the largest championship drag racing event held outside of the US – the FUCHS Winternationals,” said Hoiles.

“The event has such a vibrant history as a leading light in the Australian drag racing scene, so I am very excited to be able to confirm that we will be continuing our support of Willowbank Raceway.”

Willowbank Raceway was established in 1985 and is Queensland’s premier drag racing facility. Willowbank Raceway CEO Tony Manson said he was pleased to see the strong relationship with FUCHS Lubricants continuing to prosper.

“The continuing support of our Raceway and the FUCHS Winternationals by such an outstanding and internationally significant company is really positive,” 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 2014 the event will return to the traditional Thursday to Sunday format much to the delight of racers, sponsors and fans alike, with four massive days of racing set to be held from Thursday 5 June to Sunday 8 June 2014.”

Tickets for the FUCHS Winternationals are now available for purchase at www.willowbankraceway.com.au and start at $20 for adults, with children 13 and under gaining free admission. For full event information please visit www.willowbankraceway.com.au

About FUCHS Lubricants (Australasia) Pty Ltd
Fuchs Lubricants (Australasia) Pty Ltd provides an unrivalled personalised focus to its customer-base with 12 distribution sites throughout Australia and New Zealand and over 95% of products manufactured locally.Manufacturing facilities are located in Melbourne, Perth and Newcastle, all with ISO9001 certification and individual distribution, R & D and quality control capabilities. In addition, Fuchs’ extensive range of specialist lubricant services is supported by 12 qualified laboratory technicians providing a vast array of fluid analyses including the highly specialised condition monitoring tool known as CENT. The Fuchs Group is at the leading edge in formulation and application technology of all types of rapidly biodegradable lubricants and functional fluids, leading the development of the PLANTO product range and a continued commitment to the environment through the Fuchs Environmental Policy. There is no better testament to this commitment than Fuchs’ Melbourne operation being awarded ISO14001 Environmental Certification. Through the dedication to maintain market leadership, Fuchs’ products and services are constantly evaluated and updated to meet the ever-increasing demands of industry. This ongoing process ensures that Fuchs Lubricants will consistently exceed all future requirements. For more information please visit www.fuchs.com.au

EVENT INFORMATION: 2014 FUCHS WINTERNATIONALS (5-8 June 2014)
Feature racing: Top Fuel, Top Alcohol, Top Doorslammer, Pro Stock, Top Fuel Motorcycle, 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 14 years 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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