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Article Date: 6 May 2014

With the weekend’s X-Champs at Sydney Dragway run and won, Australia’s drag racers are now turning their attention to Willowbank Raceway’s FUCHS Winternationals (5-8 June) – the next stop on the national title chase.

The largest championship drag racing event held outside of the USA is now just four weeks away at Queensland’s premier drag racing facility, and following the weekend’s Street Series event (for results
click here or see further in this release) there is only the third round of the QLD Drag Racing Championship and the official Winters Warm-Up event to go before the facility is overtaken by up to 500 racers and up to 30,000 spectators across Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 June.

The X-Champs saw a number of Queensland racers signal their intentions for the June Queen’s Birthday long weekend, with Steven Reed (Top Alcohol), Aaron Tremayne (Pro Stock), Kevin Cleeve (Modified Bike) and Dale Duffy (Junior Dragster) all claiming victory while Rodney Hansen (Supercharged Outlaws) and David Gauldie (Super Gas) also enjoyed final appearances.

“What a great showing the Queenslanders had at the X-Champs in Sydney, everyone at Willowbank Raceway sends their congratulations to all of the local racers who travelled to Sydney – we can’t wait to see them in action at the FUCHS Winternationals in a month’s time,” said Willowbank Raceway CEO Tony Manson.

“Entries for the FUCHS Winternationals are open until 5.00pm EST on Wednesday 14 May, and with time ticking down I encourage everyone to get in quick to secure their spot for what is shaping up to be another amazing event.

“There is a reason this event is the largest championship drag racing event held outside of the USA – it is a real jewel in the crown of both Willowbank Raceway  and the Australian drag racing industry overall and we can’t wait to welcome all of the ANDRA championship brackets on-track over the June long weekend.”

Following the weekend’s X-Champs three Queenslanders will lead their brackets to their home-track – Aaron Tremayne (Pro Stock), Luke Crowley (Pro Stock Motorcycle) and John Cannuli in Top Alcohol – a bracket whose entire top five lists Queensland as their home (Cannuli, Gary Phillips, Steven Reed, Steven Ham, Debbie O’Rourke).

Also leading their ‘professional’ brackets to the June event will be John Zappia (Top Doorsalmmer), Santo’s Super 3 Extreme Drag Race event winner Allan Dobson (Top Fuel), and Mark Drew (Top Fuel Motorcycle) – all from Western Australia. For full point standings for both the ANDRA Drag Racing Series professional brackets and the Aeroflow Sportsman Drag Racing Series, go to

While Willowbank Raceway continues its preparations for the FUCHS Winternationals, the racing continues with the fourth round of the Street Series hitting the track on 3 May 2014. Taking victory were Ray Ross (Hot Street), Tim Morton (Quick Eliminator), Craig Vogler (Street Eliminator), Paul Astridge (Street Bike) and Carol Rauchle (Powder Puff). For full results,
please click here. Next up for the Raceway is round three of the Queensland Drag Racing Championships on 17 May before the FUCHS Winternationals festivities kick-off with the official Winters Warm-Up across 31 May to 1 June.

The FUCHS Winternationals will be held across the Queen’s Birthday long weekend (Thursday 5 June to Sunday 8 June 2014). Entries close at 5.00pm EST on Wednesday 16 May 2014, with up to 500 racers expected from all across the country to compete in front of approximately 30,000 spectators across the four days.

For spectators, a range of ticketing options are available including special pre-purchase online-only multi-day event passes.  Students and Concession card (age and disability pension only) holders with photo ID gain discounts, while children aged 13 and under gain free entry. For full information, please visit www.willwobankraceway.com.au or click here.

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

Feature racing:
Top Fuel, Top Alcohol, Top Doorslammer, Pro Stock, Top Fuel Motorcycle, Pro Stock Motorcycle
Other racing includes: Competition, Super Stock, Super Compact, Competition Bike, Donnelly Blasting Servies Supercharged Outlaws, Knijff Earthmoving Modified, Powercruise Super Sedan, Prime Signs/Speed Elec Super Street, Modified Bike, Junior Dragster, Super Gas and Factory Xtreme.

SCHEDULE - please note these times can change after entries close.

Thursday 5 June 2014
- Gates open - 7.00 am
- Qualifying (group 3 and 4) from 12.30 pm

Friday 6 June 2014
- Gates open - 7.00 am
- Qualifying Group 2, 3 & 4 from 8.00 am
- Qualifying Group 1 from 2.30 pm

Saturday 7 June 2014
- Gates open 7.00 am
- Racing Group 3 & 4 from 8.00 am
- Qualifying Group 2 from 9.30 am
- Qualifying Group 1 from 11.30 am

Sunday 8 June 2014
- Gates open 7.00 am
- Racing from 8.00 am
- Group 1 from 11.00 am


Single Day Tickets
- Student/Concession (MUST SHOW PHOTO ID). Concession prices are for age and disability pension only.

Thursday 5 June 2014:
- Adult - $20.00
- Student/Concession – must show ID - $15.00

Friday 6 June 2014:
- Adult - $40.00
- Student/Concession – must show ID - $20.00

Saturday 7 June 2014:
- Adult - $50.00
- Student/Concession – must show ID - $35.00

Sunday 8 June 2014:
- Adult - $50.00
- Student/Concession – must show ID - $35.00

Multi-day tickets
- Available for pre-purchase online until midday 4 June 2014 only at www.willowbankraceway.com.au 
- Concession/students MUST SHOW PHOTO ID. Concession prices are for age and disability pension only.

- Two-day adult admission – Friday and Saturday (6/7 June) - $70.00
- Two-day adult admission – Saturday and Sunday (7/8 June) - $80.00
- Three-day adult admission (including complimentary Thursday admission) (5/6/7/8 June) - $120.00

- Two-day student/concession with ID admission – Friday/Saturday (6/7 June) $40.00
- Two-day student/concession with ID admission – Saturday/Sunday (7/8 June) $50.00
- Three-day student/concession with ID admission (including complimentary Thursday admission) (5/6/7/8 June) - $90.00

For more information on tickets, scheduling and the event, please visit

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