Lakeside 300 this weekend, Shannon's Nationals review and All Aussie Fathers day

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Inaugural Lakeside 300  This weekend

This years Lakeside 300 is the inaugural event for Lakeside with the popular 300 series of events.  It will team up with the Willowbank 300 held earlier in the year to form the Queensland Endurance Championship.  Over 20 teams competed in the opening round and many have backed up to have a red hot crack at the first ever Queensland Endurance Championship. 


The unique division system allows drivers to compete against similar speed cars all the way down the entry list.  With two compulsory pit stop required for the division one cars it will  

Multiple 300 winner Nathan Jess will line up with young Canberra driver Ryan Reynolds and will no doubt be one of the favourites for the event.  Jess was the 2015 Willowbank 300 winner and was on target to go back to back when a refuelling penalty dropped him off the podium.  more....

Shannon's Nationals light up the Night

After coming close on the Saturday Night 300km race The Sherrin Racing team used the 250km race for redemption following their pit lane dramas which cost them a potential race win last night, taking out the outright and Class B victory in the #1 Sherrin Racing BMW135i from last night’s winners Tim Leahy and Beric Lynton (#23 Bruce Lynton Prestige Automotive BMW1M – Class A winners). It was the first ever outright race win for the Class B entry, which took out the outright and Class B championship last year.


Third on the road and second for Class A were Aaron Seton and Tony Alford in the Donut King BMW1M, who after a late safety car restart had earlier been challenging for second and first in class. Also having been in the battle for the lead was the Luke Searle/Paul Morris #62 Roadchill Freight Express BMW M135i but a late pit stop under the final safety car saw them lose touch with the leaders. The #33 Pro-Duct Mitsubishi Evo of Rick Bates and Bob Pearson had also been in the mix earlier on, with Bates leading the early stages, however a lengthy stop for brake pads saw them drop a number of laps behind in the middle of the race. more....

 
Get to Lakeside this Fathers Day for All Aussie Day 
With all the VIP spots booked out the All Aussie Fathers Day is shaping up to be a beauty. 

If you not taking Dad to Lakeside this Fathers Day September 4th, then your dad will be missing out as plenty will be enjoying the All Australian built cars cruising the circuit.

A record 12 cruise sessions will be on offer and a special Track Challenge at the end of the day to see you has got the best Aussie built car.

Admission is $10 and cruise cost $10 each.

for more details click here
Rally Cross Tomorrow at Lakeside 
Our Next Rallycross meeting is in for a treat with 2012 Australian Rally Champion Justin Dowell joining in in his Hyundai i20.  

Its great new for Queensland Rallycross and should be a great day of tarmac and dirt action.

Around 40 cars are expected to line up as Rallycross makes a resurgence in Australia.

When: August 6th
Where: Lakeside Park
Ipswich Open Sprints August 20th
The Ipswich Open Sprints are on Saturday August 20th and will once again fill the track with a variety of cars in a fun filled day.
 
sprints are a great way to test your car against the clock.  Its a fun relaxed way to hit the track and its happening this Wednesday at Lakeside Park.
 
Enter online or more info at the QR website more sprint dates here
 
If you have never been sprinting before then all you need to know about how to get started is located at QR sprints.
Friday Night Drift - Tonight
Unwind tonight and Friday Night Drifts.  With the main track and skid pan in action is a great night out and to unwind before the weekend.

 Gates open at 4:30 Drift start 6:00pm 
$100 to drift and $20 to spectate.

more info here
Lakeside Drags and Cruise  

Off Street Drags is a growing event located at Lakeside Park, Kurwongbah- North Brisbane. The concept is based on taking street racing off the streets into a fun, friendly and safe environment. Race head to head and against the clock, while making your way down the main straight in your street legal road registered car.

The drag strip is 1/8th mile (200 metres) in length and is run in a clockwise direction heading towards the kink. 


more info here

 
Official do a great Job
Over 80 Officials banded together to put on the Shannon's Nationals Last weekend.  An excellent job was done by the QMSO who co-ordinates our race officials at events.  

The QMSO is always recruiting looking for new officials so if you want to get the closest seat in the house get on to the QMSO at www.qmso.com.au .   
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