Willowbank News and Media
GM MANIA AND LOCAL HEROES SHAPING UP FOR BIG WEEKEND AT WILLOWBANK RACEWAY
Article Date: 5 September 2014
Following a successful Brisbane Jamboree, the action at Willowbank Raceway just keeps coming with local heroes and GM enthusiasts set to overrun the facility this weekend for the latest round of the Street Series (Saturday 6 September) before the second-running of GM Mania hits the track for Father’s Day Sunday (7 September).
Sunday’s GM Mania will celebrate all things GM with drag racing, a show and shine, and club and manufacturer displays in honour of all makes and models of GM vehicles.
Before it does however, round seven of the 2014 Street Series will hit the track on Saturday with three categories of ‘street vehicle’ based competition across Street Sedan, Street Bike and Powder Puff (ladies only) chasing a coveted Street Series trophy. For more information on this event, please see further in this release or click here.
Set to be a part of the GM Mania action for the second year running is the HSV Owners Club of QLD Inc., with Club President Les Gray ready for a great day out at Willowbank Raceway come Father’s Day Sunday.
“The HSV Owners Club is proud to be attending the second annual GM Mania at Willowbank Raceway. The club was involved last year and this year we are back for more!” said Gray of the Club which has around 200 paid members and often attends events such as the RACQ Motorfest and the 2012 HSV Nationals.
“Our club regularly attends Show and Shine events all over South East Queensland, and for us there is no better event to be involved in than GM Mania which celebrates al things General Motors, from which all of our beloved vehicles originate!
“Events such as these always provide a great family day out with an unrivaled display of stunning vehicles all in one location, and we urge any GM orientated club and the general public to find their way to Willowbank on September 7 for a great day out!”
Anyone with a GM product or using GM power can take part in GM Mania – it’s a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Clubs can come for a run, take part in the show ‘n shine and have a go down the track and the club with the most outstanding display is awarded a trophy on the day. No pre-booking is required.
Vehicle entry is just $5.00 per vehicle, while adult spectator entry is also just $5.00. Children aged 13 and under gain free entry. Gates open at 6.00am, with on-track action from 10.30am to 12.00noon and 1.00pm to 2.30pm, judging from 11.00am with the presentation at 2.30pm.
Entry into show n shine judged categories (GMH pre-1981, GMH 1981 and newer, Chevrolet, Buick/Olds/Pontiac, Torana, Cadillac, HSV, HDT and People’s Choice) is an additional $5.00 (paid at the judging area) and entry to the drag racing events is an extra $25.00 per vehicle paid at scrutineering (drag racing is open to show n shine or display entries only).
All display, judging and drag racing vehicles must be GM bodied or GM powered - visit www.willowbankraceway.com.au for all the latest information.
For the Street Series, Saturday’s Street Series event will kick off with time trials from 4.30pm to 6.30pm, with racing from 7.00pm. Spectator entry is available at the gate for just $20.00 for adults and $18.00 for students with ID. Children aged 13 years and under gain free admission. For more information, visit www.willowbankraceway.com.au
This weekend’s festivities come hot on the heels of the latest running of the Brisbane Jamboree – Australia’s largest hi-tech automotive facility – held at the Raceway on Saturday August 30. For full results from that event, please go to www.jamboree.com.au or click here
About Willowbank Raceway
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
About the HSV Owners Club of Qld Inc.
The object of the Club is to promote friendship and goodwill among people who have a common interest in HDT & HSV vehicles. The Club has bi-monthly meetings on the last Friday of the month and these are usually held at a HSV Dealership. Our Club has an event on each month, and you will always be able to bring your family and friends. Some examples of Club events might be a navigation/observation run, Dinner Evening, Sausage Sizzle, Go-Kart Racing, Motorsport Days as Spectators or Participants, Weekends Away, Car Shows, Convoy Drives in the Country and an annual Christmas Party for adults and children. Plenty of variety for members to choose from. To enquire about joining the HSV Owners Club of Queensland as either a member or associate member please contact our Membership Secretary via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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