Spring Drift Matsuri

Spring Drift Matsuri

The second of this years Drift Matsuri events, The Spring Drift Matsuri! October 2-3, 2021.

We run 2 Drift Matsuri's per year, the Autumn Matsuri which is typically in March and the Spring Matsuri in October. 

Keep an eye out for entry opening times, the entries don't last long so be sure to stay on top of it to avoid missing out!

Driver Information

The Queensland Raceway Drift Matsuri's are the biggest drifting events held in Australia, filling two full days with non-stop drifting action. Starting on track from 8am on Saturday morning and running through to 10pm, then back into it from 8am Sunday morning with it all coming to a close at 4pm on Sunday.

With 250 entries and 4 drifting circuits to choose from you can't run out of new things and new people to see.

On Friday before the event, Gates open at 4pm for drivers and their pitcrew. There will be the opportunity to sign in on Friday, attend a driver's briefing & get your car scrutineered.

  • Sign in will begin from 2pm Friday
  • Briefing will commence at 5.30pm-8pm Friday afternoon, and will recommence Saturday 7am.
  • Scrutineering will be available on Friday afternoon so we can get a head start.
  • Shed keys will be available from 4pm, your own padlock will be necessary to secure your garage.
  • Pit bays will not be available till Saturday morning.
  • There will be a security guards on duty the entire event. 
  • Gates will close for entry at 10.00pm  Friday and 11.00pm Saturday night.

Sign on will commence from 7am on Saturday. Everyone will need to attend a briefing before being allowed on the circuit. Every competitor car will also be required to go through scrutineering before being allowed on the circuit.

What we will be looking for during scrutineering:

  • Seat belts
  • Seats secure
  • Door cards/panels present
  • Dash of some description present
  • All body panels
  • Working head lights, tail lights and hazards (if no headlights/taillights, then no night driving)
  • No major oil leaks
  • No scraping parts
  • No exhausts out through the bonnet
  • Battery attached securely
  • Taped battery terminals


  • Helmet
  • Closed in shoes
  • No singlets but t-shirts and shorts will be ok.

We would like to see cars having a fire extinguisher, its not a requirement but it will save your car in a bad situation.

See you all here for an excellent weekend!


Spectator Information

Spectator Admission - $30per person for the weekend or $50per person if you wish to camp out on Saturday night!

There are no single day tickets.

Gates open 7.00am.

There will be multiple security guards on the gate all night. This is an alcohol & drug free event - your car will be checked upon entry. Any anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and will result in you being removed from our venue. 

Passenger bands are available from the sign-on office from 7.30am Saturday Morning. Passenger Bands cost $5ea.
Passengers must show photo ID. Passengers under 18 will require legal guardian / parental permission. i.e Medicare Card and Sign Indemnity form. For more information, please call our office. 

Transfer & Refund Policy

Queensland Raceways does not offer refunds on entries purchased. Selling of entries is not permitted if you can not attend the event, unless authorised by QLD Raceways. A wait list is in place if all driver entries sell out. All transfers of entries must be organised through QLD Raceways & purchaser of entry. If you cannot make the event and would like to transfer your entry, please contact QLD Raceways directly for the current wait list. A transfer fee of $50.00 is applicable to all entry transfers and payable to QLD Raceways. No transfers or swaps after 5pm Sunday the weekend before the event.


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. 

When do Gates Open?

Gates open at 4pm Friday Afternoon for Drivers and Pitcrew Only. Spectators can enter from 6.30am on Saturday Morning. Passenger Bands can be purchased for $5 at the office from 7.30am

Can I bring my own food to Queensland Raceways?

Whilst we do have on site cafes at 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. Please, no glass and alcohol is strictly prohibited.

Are there any medical facilities? 

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

What do I need to wear to get on track?

For Matsuri, T-shirt, Shorts and Enclosed Shoes are the minimum requirement as well as a 1698AS/NZS approved helmet or equivalent. This applies for drivers and passengers. 

How Can I Enter?

Login or create a RACERS account and enter though "licence & Event Entry" System at https://racers.world/. Follow the prompts from there. If you need help, please call our office 07 5461 9100

What is the Cancellation Policy?

For Queensland Raceways Matsuri, we do not offer refunds on entries purchased. Selling of entries is permitted if you can not attend the event. Sales of entries are to be negotiated between the respective drivers.

A transfer fee of $50.00 is applicable to all entry transfers and payable to QLD Raceways. No transfers or swaps after 5pm Sunday the weekend before the event.

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