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PRO STREET RACERS FLOCK TO QDRC AS STREET SERIES RD5 WINNERS FOUND
Article Date: 7 July 2014
A newly announced Pro Street racing concept set to make its debut at this weekend’s Queensland Drag Racing Championship round at Willowbank Raceway (Saturday July 12) is fast gaining traction, with more than 20 racers expected to take part.
The fourth round of the QDRC comes hot on the heels of the weekend’s fifth round of the Street Series, held at Queensland’s premier drag racing facility on Saturday 5 July – for full event results from that event, please see further in this press release or click here.
The QLD Pro Street and Grudge Racing Test Day will see some of Queensland’s best Pro Street racers assemble at Willowbank Raceway as part of the 12 July QDRC event for a day of on-track action in a relaxed atmosphere, said Test Day organiser Stu Henry.
“The thing I hate about racing is that at the end of the day there is one guy or girl who walks away with a trophy and the rest are left with nothing, the QLD Pro Street and Grudge Racing Test Day is about offering something different,” said Henry, who thanks DSP Guards and Patrols, Diesel Australia, 6Boost, PTC and Neil Racing Transmissions for their support of the concept.
“Pro Street racers like to ‘test’ a fair bit, and after a while a few of us decided to try and organise a day where we could all get together and hit the track together on the same day to make it not just a chance to do some runs and chase their own personal track goals, but also to get together as a group.
“Willowbank Raceway kindly got on board with the concept and once I set up a Facebook page announcing the idea, the enthusiasm from the guys really showed with more than 20 currently planning to be a part of either our first event or future events.”
Entries for the QLD Pro Street and Grudge Racing Test Day as part of round four of the Queensland Drag Racing Championship are available online at www.willowbankraceway.com.au until 5.00pm on Wednesday 9 July 2014.
“We have some great names already signed up to take part in what we hope will be new regular event for the Pro Street racers,” said Henry, who will take part in the event himself in his well-known wheel-standing Capri.
“Johnny Wilson, Michael Arnold, Wayne Blinco, Joey Bridge, Doug Day, Scott Harker, Wayne Newman, Luke Page, Janelle Scott, Terry Seng, Shawn Taskis and Andrew Valentine are all early entrants, and we look forward to seeing more sign-up before the entry deadline on Wednesday.
“We are expecting a good mix of cars and racers, so all together it should present a pretty good day out for anyone in the Pro Street scene or who likes these kinds of cars – there will certainly be plenty to see between us and everything else on offer at the QDRC!”
Those interested in the QLD Pro Street and Grudge Racing Test Day can contact organisers to find out more via their Facebook page – please click here.
Joining the QLD Pro Street and Grudge Racing Test Day on-track as part of the QDRC schedule will be racers across the Knijff Earthmoving Modified, Powercruise Super Sedan, Prime Signs/Speed Elec Super Street, Modified Bike, Junior Dragster and Super Gas brackets, who will continue their season-long battle for a coveted QDRC trophy.
Entries are available online at www.willowbankraceway.com.au and will close at 5.00pm on Wednesday 9 July 2014, while spectator entry is available at the gate at just $20 for adults and $18 for students with ID, and children aged 13 and under gain free entry. For full event information, please visit www.willowbankraceway.com.au
This weekend’s festivities follow hot on the heels of the fifth round for the Willowbank Raceway Street Series, held at the Raceway on Saturday 5 July. During that event racers competed for Street Sedan, Street Bike and Powder Puff points in the Street Series, with Greg Gerhardy (Hot Street), Raymond Brockhurst (Quick Eliminator), Jeff Munster (Street Eliminator), Stuart MacMillan (Street Bike) and Belinda Hutchinson (Powder Puff) taking victory. For full event results, please click here.
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: QUEESLAND DRAG RACING CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND FOUR: 12 JULY 2014
Racing from Knijff Earthmoving Modified, Powercruise Super Sedan, Prime Signs/Speed Elec Super Street, Modified Bike, Junior Dragster and Super Gas brackets PLUS THE QLD Pro Street and Grudge Racing Test Day
· Gates open 7.00am
· Qualifying from 9.00am to 1.00pm
· Racing from 1.00pm
· Please note times are subject to change dependent on number of entries.
· Adults - $20.00
· Students with ID -$18.00
· Children 13 and under gain free entry
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