Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale has today enjoyed a taste of Australia’s biggest show in drag racing – the Fuchs Winternationals.

The four day event will bring more than 500 racers and an estimated 30,000 spectators to Willowbank Raceway and the city of Ipswich from Thursday, with the Mayor taking some time out of his busy schedule to experience a small taste of the action first-hand today.

Councillor Pisasale said the Fuchs Winternationals is a jewel in the crown of not only Australian drag racing but also for Ipswich. 

“Every year the city looks forward to welcoming competitors and visitors to Ipswich.” 

While he may have been outside his comfort zone in a race suit as opposed to his usual suit and jacket, Cr. Pisasale looked right at home at the wheel of Jake Donnelly’s 57 Chev Supercharged Outlaw on-track today. 

“The sights, sounds and smells of drag racing certainly sent my heart rate up. To say it was exciting is an understatement. 

“I’m very much looking forward to another successful event and also want to thank the many volunteers who are devoted to the sport. They make a tremendous contribution to Willowbank Raceway,” Cr Pisasale said.

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