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AMERICAN DRAG RACING STAR CONFIRMED FOR FUCHS WINTERNATIONALS

Article Date: 31 May 2015

 The Fuchs Winternationals will play host to American drag racing star Cory ‘Cory Mac’ McClenathan when it hits Willowbank Raceway next week (4-7 June), with the two-time NHRA champion confirmed today amongst the event’s 10-strong Top Fuel line-up.

The two-time US Nationals event champion (1996 and 1999) has twenty years of Top Fuel racing expertise behind him, and is one of only six drivers to win all three consecutive events of the prestigious ‘Western Swing’. He was the first driver to break the 320 mph barrier (approx. 514kmh) in NHRA (the United States’ primary drag racing sanctioning body) history and also the first to break their 4.80 second elapsed time marker over the quarter-mile.

This will be the second time the Indianapolis-based racer – who boasts more than 500 round victories and more than 34 event victories at home in the NHRA – has entered for the Fuchs Winternationals event. He will compete with the Rapisarda Autosport International (RAI) team.  

“I love coming over and racing in Australia – the fans are great, and while the tracks are all news to me I have been getting to know them fairly well over the past few years, and the competition is always tough,” said McClenathan, who has raced at a number of Australian events over the years as part of the RAI team, which competes both in Australia and in the NHRA. 

“I have only run at the Winternationals once and it was rained out so that was a bummer, because it can be a very fast track being at sea level.

“I am really excited to race for Santo and the boys again and look forward to working with Lee Beard, as well as seeing a lot of people that I have met in the past.”

McClenathan will be the third driver for the Rapisarada Autosport International Top Fuel team, alongside reigning event winner and current championship leader Damien Harris, and former Top Alcohol champion Wayne Newby.

“We are really looking forward to having Cory Mac as part of our driver line-up for the Fuchs Winternationals,” said team owner Santo Rapisarda.

“Cory is a great driver and is a perfect addition to our line-up. This event is always a big one, and we are ready to challenge for the victory and the Top Fuel championship!”   

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

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