QR Newsletter - October 5, 2018

Queensland Raceways - More than racing Dunlop
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The annual QR Spring Matsuri is finally upon us.

This weekend, over 200 drifters will take to the QR circuit. They'll have 4 different drifting circuits to choose from, and will have no shortage of track time, with the circuit open from 8am each morning, running through until 10pm on Saturday night, and late afternoon on Sunday.

The Queensland Raceway Drift Matsuri events are the biggest drifting events held in Australia, with two full days of non-stop drifting action.

This year, The Unprofessionals, Robert Parsons aka "Chair Slayer", Hertrech Eugene Jr & Brandon Kado will be in the house.

Massive thanks must go to our friends at Shannons for helping to make this happen!, Hoonigan for allowing the boys out of the country on another field trip, and a few others including Tye Jefferies, Tyson Litfin and friends for their assistance in helping accommodate the boys.

For fans of drifting and recreational motorsport, this is a weekend not to be missed. With 24 hours of on-track time, there'll be more action then you can poke a stick at.

Event Date: October 6-7, 2018
Venue: Queensland Raceway
Gate Times: Open from 6.30am -10.00pm
Spectator Entry: $30 per person OR $50 per person, with camping.
Passenger Bands - $5
Kids 12 and Under are FREE
2018 Lakeside 300 | Lakeside Park
Laves and Whatmore Victorious.

Last weekend, Lakeside Park played host to the final round of the 2018 Queensland Endurance Championship - the Lakeside 300.

Willowbank 300 winners, Jayson Cassells and Ken Samway were a late scratching from the race, after Semway crashed in a very wet morning warm-up session.

The Skies cleared for the 124-lap race, but the drama continued, when the Ford Mustang of Scott Simpson and Graham Woodward broke an axle on the sighting lap.

When the race got underway, the Toyota 86, of Trent Laves and Callum Whatmore, was in a league of its own. Whatmore was a lap clear of the field when he handed over to Laves.

Laves went onto record a 63-second victory over the BMW of Warwick Douglas and Andrew Knight, with the Mitsubishi of Scott McLennan and Cameron McLean rounding out the podium.

The victory was Toyota's first in a 300, and was enough for Trent Laves to secure the Queensland Endurance Championship crown for 2018!
Lakeside 300 | Division Winners
D2: Trent Laves/Callum Whatmore (Toyota 86)
D4: Trent Spencer/Adam Duce (BMW Mini Cooper S - 4th outright)
D5: Shaun Keeley/Callan Sayers (Suzuki Swift - 6th outright)
D6: Ross Donaldson/Rod Chivas (Hyundai Excel - 7th outright)

Get sideways at Queensland Raceway, and start your weekend right, with Friday Night Drift, which will return in a fortnight from now.

Gate Opens - 4.30pm
On Track From - 6.00pm
Track Closes at 9:30pm | Skid pan closes at 10pm
Entry Fees - $100 Track & Skid Pan, $60 Skid Pan only, $20 spectators.
Our Track Action Ride Days have been hugely popular so far in 2018, and there are plenty more chances to get involved throughout the remainder of 2018.

Next up: Lakeside Park next Saturday, October 13.

Ride days are exciting and fun on-track experiences for all riders, from first timers through to seasoned track day junkies, who prefer riding on a closed race track environment, rather than public roads.

We cater for all levels of riders, with four individual groups that a rider can chose from, according to their experience and ability.

Our Ride Days won't feature any racing, nor will they be practice days for racing events. They are aimed squarely at the leisure ride day motorcyclists, wanting to have a fun day at the track.
Track Action Ride Days 2018
Saturday October 13 | Lakeside Park ($210)
Thursday November 1 | Queensland Raceway ($160)
Saturday November 10 | Lakeside Park ($210)
Saturday November 24 | Queensland Raceway ($190)
Sunday December 2 | Lakeside Park ($210)
Friday December 14 | Lakeside Park ($180)
Friday December 21 | Queensland Raceway ($160)
ROLL RACING: October 13
Roll Racing Brisbane returns to Queensland Raceway next Saturday night (October 13), for what will be the penultimate meeting of 2018.

Taking the Racing off the streets and onto the circuit. Roll Racing Brisbane will be all the street style racing you can handle without the risk of getting in trouble!

Roll Racing is all about having fun with your car and your mates and actually driving your car. We have designed this event to give you as much track time as possible and we strictly limit numbers to make sure you get value for money as an entrant.

Open to all types. So come see domestics, imports and supercars battle it out!

Gates open at 4:30pm | Racing from 6pm | Eliminators from 9pm.

Driver Entry - $50
Spectator Entry - $10
Passenger Bands - $5

If you're looking to start your weekend with a bit of thrill-seeking adventure, then our V8 Race Experience is right up your alley.

Our next V8 Race Experience will be staged next Saturday.

Queensland Raceways plays host to multiple V8 Race Experience days throughout the year, where YOU have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a V8 Race Car.

Get yourself behind the wheel of a V8 for as little as $199, with our 6-lap drive experience.

Feel like more? $299 will get you 9 Laps behind the wheel.

If you want to take your thrill seeking to the next level, for just $99, get strapped in for some hot-laps, with one of our experienced driving instructors at the helm.

Driving a proper V8 race car around the Queensland Raceway circuit is a once in a lifetime experience - don't miss your chance to get in the thick of the action.

For more information, visit the V8 Race Experience page on our website, and to book your experience, e-mail our team: v8xsales@qldraceways.com.au.


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qldraceways.com.au 1800 RACERS (1800 722 377)