Queensland Racing Driver Championship

QRDC

Queensland Racing Driver Championship

The premier racing drivers championship in the state is the Queensland Racing Drivers' Championship. The Championship is open to talented newcomers as well as experienced old hands and produces some very close racing over a two day weekend, with practice on the Friday. The Championship regularly attracts in excess of 100 talented drivers to do battle across multiple categories and series.

QRDC has a wide range of vehicles competing from Excels to Sports Cars, as well as demonstrations and off track entertainment for all the family.

Spectator viewing at Queensland Raceway is excellent with the flat layout of the circuit and spectator mounds. Lakeside Park offers an incredible viewing experience as drivers push themselves to the limits around the fast flowing circuit north of Brisbane.


QRDC Round 1 2020

Queensland Racing Driver Championship is back for 2020 and Round 1 kicks off with a great line up of Categories on February 23-24!

QR Sports & Sedans is back after a huge finale to 2019 with a grid of 28 cars. This "run what ya brung" category is all about getting what you have and hitting the track with it. With a mix of everything from OzTrucks to LS swapped BMWs and more there is something for everyone in this fantastic category, and it is going from strength to strength.

Track Attack Excel Cup is a crowd favorite and back to kick of their 2020 season. Expect large fields, great close racing and some thrills from this category.

Historic Touring Cars - Group N hit QR with a fantastic mix of historic cars that bring back the wonder and excitement of some of the best racing and cars from back in the day. The category always puts on a great show and has some very high quality cars worth checking out in the pits.

HQ Racing is another fantastic category that has been thrilling spectators for years. With very close racing and some excellent driving, HQ Racing will undoubtedly give spectators some of the weekends closest racing.

DSS Law QLD Sportscar Championship kick off 2020 at Queensland Raceway and these cars are all about speed! sitting inches off the ground these sportscars are blindingly quick, handle fantastically and will absolutely tear around the track. With a field including Dave Barram, who recently won the 2019 Prototype series, you can expect a great show of driving.

Entry is $20 Saturday, $30 Sunday or $40 for a weekend pass and kids 12 & under are free!

FAQS

Yes, There are noise limits at Lakeside Park!

Lakeside Park and its activities are held to a strict noise limit requirement. These limits are imposed upon Lakeside Park by Moreton Bay Regional Council.

The noise limits for Lakeside Park are tested statically at a distance of 8 metres from the exhaust exit point of the vehicle. All vehicles must be below 95db to proceed onto the race circuit. Whilst on the circuit noise limits are also tested and enforced, 95db at the tracks edge.

If your car is above this level, please address the noise level before entering an event at Lakeside Park.

Should I bring ear protection?

Due to the nature of our venue, visitors can expect to experience a certain level of noise from the vehicles taking part. Reduced noise earbuds are available for all visitors, especially children, to get closer to the action without feeling uncomfortable.

Are pets allowed at the tracks? 

No dogs or pets are permitted, nor should they be left in your car or in the campsite. Only guide dogs and assistance dogs for the disabled are allowed on site. 

Are there any medical facilities? 

We have a dedicated Medical Room at Queensland Raceway and Lakeside Park. Staff are qualified first aiders and we always have qualified doctors and medical staff during events.

Can I bring my own food to Queensland Raceways?

Whilst we do have on site cafes at Lakeside Park and Queensland Raceway, you are welcome to bring food and beverages to either of our venues. Our facilities are perfect for a picnic whilst soaking up the entertainment on track.

What if I am under the age of 18?

All persons under the age of 18 are considered minors, and to participate in an event a minor is required to be signed in by a LEGAL GUARDIAN.

The legal guardian must also provide proof of legal guardianship, with any of the following:

  • Parents Medicare card listing the minor and the legal guardian
  • A court order or letter of guardianship signed by a judge when they were appointed as guardian by a court

If you are an independent minor you will have to provide government documents confirming your independent status.

What do I need to wear?

For all general spectators, we ask that you have enclosed shoes on at all times. 

Competitors require different minimums depending on which event they are participating in.  In most cases, the minimum requirement is full length clothing, enclosed shoes and a AS/NZ1698 Aust. Standard helmet or equivalent There are some exceptions to this mainly for drift events and cruising where they need only wear t-shirt, shorts, enclosed shoes and a AS1698 Aust. Standard helmet.


For Motorcycle events, All riding gear must be in good condition with no obvious faults or structural damage. Full Leathers are required. It can be either a one-piece or two-piece that zips up all the way around. Gloves must be leather motorcycle gloves and cover your wrists. Footwear must be motorcycle leather boots & cover at least your ankles.Helmets must be either Australian, Snell or ECE standard and display the relevant standards sticker. Your helmet must be full-faced the with no cracks or damage to the integrity of it.

Please check the specific requirements for the event before attending. call us on 07 5461 9100 

What licences do I need to participate?

For Recreational events such as Friday Night Drifts, QR Moto Ride Days, Sprints etc you need a RACERS Clubman Licence. You can purchase a single event licence for $20, or purchase an annual licence for $75. All licence can be purchased at www.racers.world. If you are having trouble creating an account or accessing your account, please contact us on  07 5461 9100

When competing in a Race Event such as a QRDC, 2 Days of Thunder etc you will need a RACERS National licence or a CAMS Clubman, National or International Circuit licence with a RACERS clubman licence. (CAMS Level 2 or Level 2s are not accepted) 

To apply for a National RACERS Licence:-

  • Applicants are required to participate in two events prior to arranging for an Observation and Testing. e.g.: 2 Sprints OR 2 General Practices OR 1 Sprint and 1 General Practice.
  • Once the applicant has completed the two prior events they make arrangements with the Event Manager or their approved delegate to be observed at a General Practice or Sprint meeting and to complete a written TEST.



What is the Cancellation Policy?

Cancellations and Refunds

 Cancellation by QR

QR may have to cancel an activity due to events beyond its control, for example adverse weather conditions. This will usually be in the interests of safety. Where an activity is cancelled in its entirety for such reasons, QR will endeavour to notify participants of the cancellation although QR cannot guarantee that participants will be informed of such cancellation before the date of the event. Where a track day is cancelled in its entirety for such reasons, QR will endeavour to offer either (a) a place on an alternative date for the activity (subject to availability) up to the face value of the existing booking or, (b) a full refund.

If QR cancels an activity for reasons other than events beyond its control, a full refund will be offered.

In order to claim any refund, please apply in writing to QR’s address set out below, stating clearly the activity to which the application relates. For accounting purposes any applications for refunds must be received within 28 days from the date of the cancelled track day.

Cancellation by Customer

If you are unable to attend an activity which you have pre-entered, please call our sales team as soon as possible. In these circumstances, then, provided QR are notified no later than 30 days prior to the activity date, QR will endeavour to offer a full refund**.

If QR is notified less than 30 days before the activity which you have pre-entered, a credit can be applied for but must be used within three months of initial date credit is applied. You can also reschedule your booking towards a later activity (subject to availability) up to the face value of the existing entry.

No Credit or refund can be given the day of or after the activity, unless extreme circumstance which are authorised by the event manager. No credit or refund will be given if the customer chooses to not participate due to weather conditions, if the event has not been cancelled. 

** Please check the specific event pages - some events have specialised refund policies. 

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