Willowbank Raceway has hosted a bumper weekend of racing, with round two of the JP Racing Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series hosting a record-breaking 207 entrants before 150 machines of yesteryear hit the track in the hotly-anticipated return of Nostalgia drag racing to the facility.

The action will continue this weekend, with the latest round of the Street Series set to come to what is Queensland’s premier drag racing facility this Saturday (2 May).

“What a huge weekend we have had here at the Raceway with more than 350 racers across two fantastic events, showcasing the best in eighth mile and nostalgia racing,” said Willowbank Raceway CEO Tony Manson.

“The action continues this weekend with the fourth round of our 2015 Street Series, which will see a host of fantastic local racers taking to the track on two and four wheels in pursuit of street-based glory.” 

As the entry level competition for aspiring drag racing champions, the Street Series provides an accessible and affordable option for Car and Motorcycle racers who wish to prove their mettle on the race track. Those interested in learning more about becoming involved in drag racing and the Street Series can find out more by clicking here 

This weekend’s upcoming Street Series action follows a big weekend of racing at Willowbank Raceway, which saw winners found from a field of more than 350 across two events. 

In round two of the JP Racing Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series, Jason Loane (FG Loy & Sons Earthmoving Eighth Mile Outlaws), Paul Doeblien (RD Williams Excavator Parts Modified), Allan Grimsey (Ice Slushee Super Sedan), Brett McIlveen (John William Auto Sales Super Street), Dale Neumann (Queensland Namemplate Group Modified Bike) and Caleb Oberg (Diamond T Products Junior Dragster) took home the winners trophies, while Sunday’s Nostalgia racing saw Lana Rice (Aussie Muscle), Michael Cook (Gas), Grant Carpenter (Hot Rod), Neal McLeod (Quick Eliminator), Dale Neumann (Retro Bike), Chris Van’t Hof (Top Eliminator), Benni Dreyer (US Muscle) and Ian Campbell (Vintage Gas) emerging victorious. For full event results, please click here

The gates will open at 4.00pm for Saturday’s Street Series event, which will kick off with time trials from 4.30pm to 6.30pm, with racing from 7.00pm. Competitor entry is just $45 for both the racer and one other adult. 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

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