Get into Sprints

Sprinting Overview

The Sprint Series is designed for drivers who are getting started in racing. Trophies are awarded to the first three drivers in each of the four categories at the end of the season. Points awarded are fastest to slowest 20, 17, 15, 12, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Points are not transferable between Sprint series.

Mid-Week Sprints:
4 x 5 Laps
Ipswich: 2 sets of laps on Clubman Circuit followed by 2 sets of Laps on Sprint Circuit

Street Sprints:
4 x 4 Laps
Ipswich: Sprint Circuit

Open Sprints:
3 x 6 Laps
Ipswich: Clubman Circuit

Most weekends when a sprint is scheduled, there will also be a General Practice before it in the morning. We offer a special deal for competitors who would like to enter both. It's called the Super Sprint, and is only $200 for both the morning practice and the afternoon sprint.

This is only offered online, and needs to be purchased prior to the day of the sprint. It cannot be redeemed on the day of the sprint. 

Street Sprints

The Street Sprints are open to road registered vehicles ONLY which must be fitted with street legal tyres and exhaust. Unregistered and Race cars are permitted to run on the day, however will not be eligible for points for the Series. 

Eligible cars will be divided into four categories: 4 cylinder, 6 cylinder, 8 cylinder, All Wheel Drive (AWD). Turbo-charged and or/supercharged air induction vehicles will move up by one category (except AWD). The Street Sprints will be held at Queensland Raceway (Sprint Circuit) and Lakeside Park. 

Sprint Format: 4 x 4 lap sessions (Sprint Circuit at Queensland Raceway) which count for points + extra sessions if time permits!

Open Sprints

The Open Sprints are designed for Road registered, unregistered and race cars. From Volvo's to Formula One race cars are welcome to compete in Queensland Raceways Open Sprints.

The Open Sprints are held over 12 rounds with results counting towards the end of year trophies. The Series is divided into seven categories. Road registered: 4 cylinder, 6 cylinder, 8 cylinder and AWD Unregistered and race cars: Up to 2000cc, 2001cc to 4000cc and over 4000cc. Turbocharged and/or supercharged air induction vehicles will move up by one category (except AWD).

Sprint Format: 3 x 6 Lap (Clubman Circuit at Queensland Raceway) sessions which count for points + extra sessions if time permits!

Midweek Sprints

The Midweek Sprints are the same in principal as the Open Sprints but with more track time and less cars competing. The Sprints are designed for road registered, unregistered and race cars. The Sprints are held over 12 rounds with results counting towards end of year trophies. The Series is divided into seven categories. Road registered: 4 cylinder, 6 cylinder, 8 cylinder & AWD. Unregistered and race cars: Up to 2000cc, 2001cc to 4000cc and over 4000cc. Turbocharged and/or supercharged air induction vehicles will move up by one category (expect AWD).

Sprint Format: 4 x 5 lap sessions for both QR and Lakeside Park
Ipswich: 2 sets of laps on Clubman Circuit followed by 2 sets of Laps on Sprint Circuit count for points + extra sessions if time permits.

Night Sprints

Night Sprints are just as the name suggests - sprints but in the dark!

On the night, there will be a half an hour Happy Laps session for the entrants as well as spectators from 6:00pm. Drivers briefing will be at approximately 6:45pm, to be on track at 7:00pm.

Entry for spectators is only $20 per car, with the entry fee including the Night Happy Lap session.

Night Sprints will only be held at Queensland Raceway, and does not contribute points towards the overall Sprint Series.

2019 Night Sprints Dates:

  • May 30th (Clubman Circuit)
  • June 27th (Sprint Circuit)
  • September 5th (Clubman Circuit)
  • November 7th (Sprint Circuit)

Sprint Format: 3 x 5 lap sessions. Night Sprints will alternate between the Clubman and Sprint Circuit each time. 

How Sprints are Run:

Sign on for sprints starts at 11:00am for events that DON’T have general practice beforehand.

If there is a general practice run before the Sprint, sign on will generally start at 8:00am (Lakeside Park) or 7:00am (Queensland Raceway).

For sign on you are required to have photo I.D as well as your RACERS licence (or proof of purchase of the RACERS licence i.e confirmation email). At sign on you can buy/hire your timer for the afternoon. The timer should be affixed to the front of your car with the white sticker facing either downwards (towards the track) or frontwards, there should be no metal between the timer and the track. Cars must display numbers on them, if you do not have a preferred number one will be allocated to you, laminated numbers can be picked up at sign on.

You may park in the pitlane at Lakeside or Queensland Raceway, provided there is an available spot and that the event before has finished and no longer requires the pitlane.

Driver’s Briefing for Sprints starts at 12:30pm. All driver’s MUST attend the briefing. There is a beginners Driver’s Briefing immediately after the regular briefing.

Groups for Sprints will be displayed on the window of the Tower (Lakeside Park) or of the Driver’s Briefing Room (Queensland Raceway). These groups will let you know the running order of the afternoon. Group 1 is usually the quickest group and group 4 or 5 is usually for beginners or slower cars. If your name is not listed or if you believe you are in the wrong group, please speak to the traffic manager (the person who gave the briefing). Overtaking is only allowed on straights for added safety so that yourself as a driver can concentrate on putting down their fastest time. 

Sprints are on track at 1:00pm.

Time sheets are printed after each run, and can be found on the wall in the Tower (Lakeside Park) or in the Driver’s Briefing Room (Queensland Raceway). Timing will be live to Natsoft for the event (Natsoft.com.au) and all times will be uploaded after the event.

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Westhold Timers

In order to receive lap times at the Sprint events you will need to either purchase or hire a Westhold timer from the circuit office. The cost of buying a Westhold timer outright is $159, or you can hire a timer for $20 a day ($160 upfront. $140 will be refunded once the timer is returned in good condition at the end of the day). The average battery life of the Westhold timer is between 3-5 years (depending on usage). Batteries can also be changed at both venues, for $20. Westhold timers are used at both Queensland Raceway and Lakeside Park.


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 $30, 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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