Drift along to Queensland Raceway to enjoy thrilling contest

IT will be a big couple of nights this weekend at the Ipswich Motorsport Precinct.

Tonight, I will check out the Friday night drifts at Queensland Raceway. It has been two weeks since the epic Matsuri, so to see drifting in action again will be great.

While the Friday Night Drift isn't as big as the Matsuri event, there will still be around 100 cars on track.

If you have wanted to try drifting, it would be worth calling Queensland Raceway as they have places on the skid pan on these nights, which are great for anyone starting out. They wet-down the skid pan, which makes it much easier to break traction.

Limited places are available so make a booking if you want to give it a try.

Tomorrow, we will see Roll Racing hit the track for the second time.

This new concept that started at Queensland Raceway last month had a healthy number of cars enter for its first outing.

I d expect to see a big line-up of cars tomorrow as I have heard nothing but good things about the first event.

With these events you basically line-up against who you want to race, then evenly roll around side by side at around 40 kilometres per hour until you hit the start line - then you race down the straight to see who truly has the most horsepower.

The best thing is, you don't need to have a lot of horsepower to have fun with it, you just need to be able to plant your right foot and hold it straight.

Willowbank Raceway will tomorrow be holding a Test n Tune featuring the Street Series finals for Street Sedan and Street Bike.

I love this style of racing based around street vehicles. You get some great cars competing and you look at them and say 'well maybe I can have a crack at this too'.

As the final for the seven round series, it is going to be on for young and old.

Up until this point, the series has run a round-robin style of racing, with the points taken by the racers across the year determining who goes to the final round. Only the top eight points scorers across the year are able to race for the title this weekend.

Now that the finalists have been found, tomorrow's event will turn it all on its head with eliminations-style racing, meaning that absolutely any of the top eight can take home the title at the end of the day.

I can't wait, as we all know that in drag racing and especially when it is tournament-style racing, anything can happen.

With all of that on deck, I am certainly going to be kept busy this weekend.

Next weekend is already shaping up as huge as well.

Key events

  • Tonight: Friday Night Drift at Queensland Raceway.
  • Tomorrow: Roll Racing, Queensland Raceway; Test n Tune, including Street Series (Street Bike and Street Sedan) finals, at Willowbank Raceway.
  • Next Friday: GM-themed Test n Tune, Willowbank Raceway.
  • Next Saturday: Race meeting 10 (night meeting) at Ipswich Dirt Kart Club.
  • Next Saturday and Sunday: QRDC Rd 6, Queensland Raceway.
  • Next Sunday: Mopar Sunday, Willowbank Raceway.