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Article Date: 3 June 2014

On Thursday 5 June 2014 the Redbank Plaza Shopping Centre will play host to a range of professional drag racing stars as part of a free FUCHS Winternationals fan evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

The official FUCHS Winternationals event will see ANDRA drivers from all of the professional categories available to sign autographs, while fans will also have the chance to check out Stuart Bishop’s Top Doorslammer and Luke Crowley’s Pro Stock Motorcycle which will be on display at the centre.

While they do so, the Conroy Dance Centre will provide the opening entertainment before event MC Chad Neylon from ANDRA Television regales the fans with stories of drag racing and gives away prizes. 

Willowbank Raceway CEO Tony Manson said the event was the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of the 2014 FUCHS Winternationals. 

“Thursday night at Redbank Plaza is going to provide a great opportunity for the fans to get up close and personal with some of their drag racing heroes for a quick chat and an autograph away from the race track,” said Manson.

“We have been very proud to arrange this event with Redbank Plaza, which will be held in the evening of the first day of the FUCHS Winternationals.

“From Friday the group one racers will be on track fighting it out for FUCHS Winternationals glory, so I really urge anyone who is interested in drag racing to take the chance to come on down and wish them luck on Thursday night.” 

The FUCHS Winternationals fan night at Redbank Plaza will be held on level one of the centre (in front of Aldi) and will kick off at 6.30pm on Thursday June 5, concluding at 7.30pm.

“The team here at Redbank Plaza is very excited to host this special FUCHS Winternationals fan evening ahead of another great event on-track at Willowbank Raceway,” said Redbank Plaza Marketing Manager Yasmin Chrzescijanski.

“With autograph sessions, entertainment, car displays and some great prizes on offer including an exciting FUCHS Winternationals prize pack from Redbank Plaza – I know it is going to be a great night out for drag racing fans this Thursday.” 

Drivers scheduled to take part in the FUCHS Winternationals fan evening include Phil Lamattina, John Lamattina, Phil Read and Peter Xiberras (Top Fuel), Gary Phillips (Top Alcohol and Top Doorslammer), John Zappia and Stuart Bishop (Top Doorslammer), Grace Howell and Aaron Tremayne (Pro Stock), Chris Porter, Neville Smith, Gordon Crawford, Gavin Spann and Terry Burnett (Top Fuel Motorcycle) and Luke Crowley and Maurice Allen (Pro Stock Motorcycle) while Supercharged Outlaws racer Chris Van’t Hof will also be on-site. Please note that driver appearances are subject to change at any time.

The FUCHS Winternationals will be held across the Queen’s Birthday long weekend (Thursday 5 June to Sunday 8 June 2014), with more than 400 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.


Please go to
http://www.willowbankraceway.com.au/events/detail.aspx?EventGroupID=89 for the latest event scheduling information.


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
- 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

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