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Castrol Edge Winternationals A Record Breaker
The 40th Castrol EDGE Winternationals at Queensland’s Willowbank Raceway from June 8-10 will boast the largest ever contingent of Group One vehicles in the history of Australian drag racing.
Eighty-five professional entries have been received among more than 580, two and four-wheeled machines, which reaffirms the event as the biggest quarter mile showdown outside North America.
A record breaking, first ever, full field of eight dragsters will contest the Redcliffe Dyno and Tune Top Fuel bracket.
As the headline act, nothing compares to the sights and sounds produced by these nitro guzzling beasts of the drag strip and with such a massive contingent of 8000-plus horsepower Top Fuelers at the Winternationals, organisers are counting on hosting plenty of new fans during the Queen’s birthday weekend celebration.
“This is a mind-blowing achievement for Willowbank Raceway and truly defines the growing popularity and interest in drag racing throughout Australia,” said Willowbank Raceway General Manager Steve Bettes.
“The Castrol EDGE Winternationals is our signature event and how timely that on the 40th occasion of this unique motorsports spectacular that we achieve such a major milestone.
“To have 85 entries competing in the professional brackets is amazing and all but guarantees some of the best drag racing money can buy during this year’s event.”
As a Queensland favourite, Jack Daniel’s Top Doorslammer is extremely well represented with a jam-packed contingent of 21 entries, while it’s a similar story in Motorsport Connections Top Alcohol with 14 drivers vying for outright honours.
Fans have come to expect big things in Travelaire Tours Pro Stock and this year’s 40th Castrol EDGE Winternationals has brought together 17 drivers to deliver close, fast paced racing action.
So far as the two-wheeled categories are concerned, the nitro-powered Morgan and Wacker Top Bike bracket will be fought out between 13 riders, while QT Pro Stock Motorcycle consists of a starting list of 12.
“In tune with the response from racers throughout the country, we’ve also been fielding enquiries from eager fans keen to get their hands on a Winternationals ticket.
“As always we have a selection of viewing options at the Castrol EDGE Winternationals to suit any individual and the open air viewing mound will again prove very popular with family groups.
“Pit admission is all inclusive and we hope everyone takes the opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes as their favourite teams gear up to challenge for a coveted Winternationals gold Christmas tree winner’s trophy.
“Grandstand ticket sales are again tracking well and with confirmation of the completed starting list of competitors we expect the tempo to pick up before our event starts on Friday June 8.
“We’re less than two weeks away from a start and for competitors there’s just the official warm-up to take place this Sunday before it’s game-on.”
For sports fans World-wide the familiar crackle of Australia’s most high-powered drag racing machines can’t come soon enough as Willowbank Raceway again showcases the best of quarter mile drag racing duels.
This iconic, home-grown Queensland entertainment masterpiece continually serves up first class, magical moments particularly in the closely contested Group One professional categories.
The way season 2006/07 has transpired there’s little doubt among fans, officials or racers themselves that the 2007 Castrol EDGE Winternationals will provide another fine chapter in Australian drag racing.
Group One Entry List
Redcliffe Dyno and Performance Top Fuel
Allan Dobson, Phillip Lamattina, Phil Read, Steve Read, Terry Sainty, Bob Shepherd, Roy Smith, Martin Stamatis
Motorsport Connections Top Alcohol
Ron August Jnr, Ben Bray, Mark Brew, John Cannuli, Chris Hollingworth, Aaron Lynch, Dean McLennan, Wayne Newby, Dean Oakey, Gary Phillips, Debbie Reed, Steven Reed, Brett Stevens, Tim Watkins
Jack Daniel's Top Doorslammer
Mark Bardsley, Ray Bernard, Stuart Bishop, Ben Bray, Victor Bray, Deno Brijeski, Maurice Fabietti, Paul Greghini, Robin Judd, Peter Kapiris, Peter Lovering, Aaron Lynch, Sean Mifsud, Steve Packman, Kym Petterwood, Gary Phillips, Steve Stanic, Brett Stevens, Kath Stevens, Andrew Sutton, John Zappia
Travelaire Tours Pro Stock
Jon Andriopoulos, John Barbagallo, Ian Brown, Wayne Daley, Jason Grima, Dave Newcombe, Frank Nirta, Joe Polito, Scott Porter, David Rogan, Andrew Stavroulakis, Aaron Tremayne, Tyrone Tremayne, Rob Tucker, Shane Tucker, Denis Whiting, Nick Xerakias
Morgan & Wacker Top Bike
Ian Ashelford, Mark Ashelford, Craig Bonwick, Mark Drew, Dennis Grant, Alan Herriman, Troy McLean, Phil Parker, Rodney Salvestro, Neville Smith, Brett Stevens, Jay Upton, Athol Williams
QT Pro Stock Motorcycle
Maurice Allen, Alex Buxton, Peter Cochrane, Damian Densmore, Michael Gilbertson, Callam Godeassi, Eddie Kepper, Jason Lee, Sam Parker, Daniel Peatey, Dion Prowse, Graeme Weston
2007 CASTROL EDGE WINTERNATIONALS – JUNE 8-10
Racing Includes: Redcliffe Dyno and Performance Top Fuel, Motorsport Connections Top Alcohol, Jack Daniel's Top Doorslammer, Travelaire Tours Pro Stock, Morgan & Wacker Top Bike, QT Pro Stock Motorcycle, Lifestyle Carpets & Vinyls Competition, Lifestyle Carpets & Vinyls Super Stock, Morgan & Wacker Competition Bike, Carpenter Ford Supercharged Outlaws, Bailey's Brake & Clutch Modified, Ultimate Financial Group Super Sedan, Torque's Cheap Performance & Wholesale Cars Super Street, Wolf Racing Power Products Modified Bike, Queensland Diesel Spares Junior Dragster, Powercruise 1 Day Powerplay Super Gas, Morgan & Wacker Screamin' Eagle Harleys, Perfect Print Light of the Night
Friday Admission $40
Saturday Admission $45
Sunday Admission $45
3-Day Pass $120
Student (must show ID)
Friday Admission $30
Saturday Admission $35
Sunday Admission $35
3-Day Pass $90
Children 13 & under are admitted free
Friday 8th Qualifying 8am - 9pm
Saturday 9th Qualifying 8am - 9pm
Sunday 10th Racing 8.00am with feature racing from 2.15pm
Internet sites www.willowbank-raceway.com.au
Ticketing and General Information:
Contact – Willowbank Raceway
07 5461 5461
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