Important Notice

Race Ya Mate for Saturday 18th of November has been cancelled due to wet weather.

 

Willowbank News and Media« Back to News

MEET THE STARS AHEAD OF FUCHS WINTERNATIONALS

Article Date: 22 May 2015

Fans of the high octane will have plenty of chances to to get up close and personal with the stars of Australian drag racing during the lead-up to the biggest show on the Australian drag racing calendar – Willowbank Raceway’s Fuchs Winternationals (June 4-7, 2015).

On Tuesday the 2nd of June from 8.00am to 6.00pm Brisbane’s Reddacliff Place will play host to a group of impressive drag racing machines, their drivers, and the Australian National Drag Racing Association promotional truck, while on Wednesday the 3rd of June from 4.00pm to 6.00pm at Booval’s Burson Auto Parts Store (196 Brisbane Road, Booval) a driver meet and greet will be held including giveaways and more with champion Fuchs-supported racers Phil Lamattina (two-time Top Fuel champion) and John Zappia (seven-time Top Doorslammer champion).

On its way to the Fuchs Winternationals, ANDRA and its transporter will also be holding two further appearances for fans – a display at Masters Lismore (28 Bruxner Highway, Lismore) on Monday 1 June from 12.00pm to 6.00pm, and a display at Plainland’s Schulte’s (4424 Warrego Highway, Plainland - Wednesday 3 June, 12.00pm to 6.00pm). At both displays, a range of racing machines will accompany the ANDRA truck in spreading the word about drag racing and the Fuchs Winternationals. See below for further details.

The Reddacliff Place display will host the Fuchs Top Fuel dragster of Lamattina, the brand new Pro Stock Motorcycle of reigning champion Luke Crowley, the Top Alcohol Funny Car of former champion Steven Reed, and the Top Doorslammer of Wallace Bishop Jewellers CEO and drag racer Stuart Bishop. The drivers of these magnificent machines will also be popping in across the day to chat to passers-by, as Willowbank Raceway and ANDRA promotional staff conduct giveaways, run competitions and more.

The very next day, Lamattina will be joined at the Booval store of Fuchs distributor Burson Auto Parts by seven-time Top Doorslammer champion Zappia and his impressive machine for a meet and greet with race fans including giveaways, question and answer sessions and autograph signings.

“The Fuchs Winternationals has a vibe like no other event in drag racing and the fans feel that too,” said Lamattina. “It’s always good to catch up with racing fans, we have been doing this a while and we even get to see some of the kids grow up over the course of the Fuchs Winternationals events."

“The City display is a great way to meet some kids and interact with people and tell them about drag racing, Willowbank and the Fuchs Winternationals.”

“The Burson display is great for Fuchs as our major sponsor and a good way to meeting some fans and Burson staff who will be at the event. Burson is one of Fuchs’ biggest partners and we want to bring a big crowd of race fans to one of their stores.”

FUCHS WINTERNATIONALS PRE-EVENTS INFORMATION

Tuesday 2 June 2015 – The FUCHS Winternationals High-Octane Display at the Brisbane CBD’s Reddacliff Place
Address: Reddacliff Place, 266 George St, Brisbane
Time: 8.00am to 6.00pm
What’s happening: Willowbank Raceway, the ANDRA promotional transporter (including Snap-on Tools competition), two-time Top Fuel champion Phil Lamattina and his Fuchs Top Fuel dragster, the Pro Stock Motorcycle of reigning champion Luke Crowley, the Top Alcohol Funny Car of former champion Steven Reed, and the Top Doorslammer of Wallace Bishop Jewellers Loyal Watches CEO and drag racer Stuart Bishop will bring the sport of drag racing to the city centre ahead of the Fuchs Winternationals. The drivers of these magnificent machines will also be popping in across the day to chat to passers-by, as Willowbank Raceway and ANDRA promotional staff conduct giveaways, run competitions and more.
Contact: Willowbank Raceway – Amanda Jackson – 0421 378 789,
amanda@jigsawcomms.com.au

Wednesday 3 June 2015 – Burson Auto Parts Meet and Greet at the Burson Auto Parts Booval store 
Address: 196 Brisbane Road, Booval
Time: 4.00pm to 6.00pm
What’s happening: Two-time Top Fuel champion Phil Lamattina will be joined by seven-time Top Doorslammer champion John Zappia and his impressive Fuchs Top Doorslammer machine for a meet and greet with race fans including giveaways, question and answer sessions and autograph signings.
Contact: Willowbank Raceway – Amanda Jackson – 0421 378 789,
amanda@jigsawcomms.com.au

Monday 1 June 2015 – ANDRA Transporter and accompanying vehicles display at Masters Lismore
Address: 28 Bruxner Highway, Lismore
Time: 12.00pm to 6.00pm
What’s happening: The ANDRA promotional transporter (including Snap-on Tools competition) will be joined by assorted racing machines which will compete in the Fuchs Winternationals.
Contact: ANDRA – Jennifer Harrison – 0412 400 566,
jennifer.harrison@andra.com.au 

Wednesday 3 June 2015 – ANDRA Transporter and accompanying vehicles display at Schulte’s in Plainland 
Address: 4424 Warrego Highway, Plainland
Time: 12.00pm to 6.00pm, including community bacon sizzle from 2.30pm (gold coin donation)
What’s happening: The ANDRA promotional transporter (including Snap-on Tools competition) will be joined by assorted racing machines that will compete in the Fuchs Winternationals, with a community bacon sizzle also on offer.
Contact: ANDRA – Jennifer Harrison – 0412 400 566,
jennifer.harrison@andra.com.au 

ABOUT THE FUCHS WINTERNATIONALS
The Fuchs Winternationals is the jewel in the crown of Willowbank Raceway and the Australian drag racing industry.

A truly iconic event, not only is the Fuchs Winternationals the largest championship drag racing event held outside of North America, it is also the final championship round of the season for all of the country’s drag racing brackets.

From the amazing flame-throwing Top Fuelers right through to Junior Dragsters, every single bracket that competes for national championship honours will be on-track at the Fuchs Winternationals, with more than 500 cars and bikes from all over the country expected to be on-track over four big days of racing.

This guarantees non-stop action all day from Thursday 4 June to Sunday 7 June both on and off the track, with thrilling racing complimented by a wide range of things to see and do in the pits and spectator entries – all amongst an awesome festive atmosphere.

Spectators have a range of viewing options available to them, from finding a grassy spot on ‘the hill’ to general admission and reserved grandstand seating; while corporate guests have a range of options available from the permanent fixtures of the instantly recognisable Willowbank Raceway corporate centre and the Bendigo Bank Corporate Club to the purpose-built Sky Marquee of the Fuchs Winternationals.

Tickets are on sale online now. Looking to bring the family? Don’t forget that children aged 13 and under gain free admission, while students with ID and Concession Card Holders can access discounted entry (terms and conditions apply). 

For full event information, please 
click here.

TICKET PRICES

Individual day tickets – General Admission - CHILDREN AGED 13 AND UNDER GAIN FREE GENERAL ADMISSION
Thursday 4 June 2015 
- General Admission – Adult - $20.00
- General Admission – Student 14 and over and Concession Card (Age and Disability Only) Holders (MUST SHOW ID) - $15.00

Friday 5 June 2015
- General Admission – Adult - $40.00
- General Admission – Student 14 and over and Concession Card (Age and Disability Only) Holders (MUST SHOW ID) - $20.00

Saturday 6 June 2015
- General Admission – Adult - $50.00
- General Admission – Student 14 and over and Concession Card (Age and Disability Only) Holders (MUST SHOW ID) - $35.00

Sunday 7 June 2015
- General Admission – Adult - $50.00
- General Admission – Student 14 and over and Concession Card (Age and Disability Only) Holders (MUST SHOW ID) - $35.00

Multi-day tickets – General Admission - CHILDREN AGED 13 AND UNDER GAIN FREE GENERAL ADMISSION
- General Admission - Friday 5 June and Saturday 6 June – Adult - $70.00
- General Admission - Friday 5 June and Saturday 6 June – Student 14 and over and Concession Card (Age and Disability Only) Holders (MUST SHOW ID) - $40.00 
- General Admission - Saturday 6 June and Sunday 7 June – Adult - $80.00
- General Admission - Friday 5 June and Saturday 6 June – Student 14 and over and Concession Card (Age and Disability Only) Holders (MUST SHOW ID) - $50.00
- General Admission - Friday 5 June, Saturday 6 June and Sunday 7 June (inclu. Complimentary Thursday 4 June access) – Adult - $120.00
- General Admission - Friday 5 June, Saturday 6 June and Sunday 7 June (inclu. Complimentary Thursday 4 June access) – Student 14 and over and Concession Card (Age and Disability Only) Holders (MUST SHOW ID) - $90.00

Reserved seating (purchased in addition to GA ticket)  
- Grandstand Seat - Thursday 4 June – NO RESERVED SEATING, FREE ACCESS
- Grandstand Seat – Friday 5 June – NO RESERVED SEATING, FREE ACCESS
- Grandstand Seat – Saturday 6 June 2015 - $12.00
- Grandstand Seat – Sunday 7 June 2015 - $12.00
- Startline Club Seat – Saturday 6 June 2015 - $16.00
- Startline Club Seat – Sunday 7 June 2015 -$16.00

Corporate options are also available, please email 
kerryn@willowbank-raceway.com.au for enquiries or to make a booking

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

« Back To News

Proudly Sanctioned by

Event Results

Event Galleries

Willowbank Shop

Local Weather Forecast