The start of the popular Race your Mates category from round 2 of the QRFX.
The start of the popular Race your Mates category from round 2 of the QRFX.

Jamboree offers terrific variety at Willowbank venue

ONE of my all-time favourite events at Willowbank Raceway is happening on Saturday.

It's the Just Car Insurance Jamboree, a modern mecca of drag racing featuring turbo cars from all around Australia.

The highlight of my day will be seeing Japan's fastest rotary pilot, Makoto Watanabe, in his twin-rotor RX-7.

He is really looking forward to mixing it up with some of his Australian competition.

I got a bit of a sneak peek of his first run on the drag strip when he was testing during the week, and it's going to be pretty awesome.

With over 170 racing entrants, a car show at capacity, an epic babe and bikini comp, a huge trade alley and a massive sound-off, the Jamboree is set to be huge.

At Queensland Raceway is Round 3 of the Queensland Formula Xtreme Motorcycle club championship.

The QRFX features the Race your Mates class a favourite of mine as most of the guys are novice racers and have been doing ride days on their bike just like me.

These guys are using Race your Mates as the stepping stone for racing. What a great idea.

There will also be events for Superbikes, Nijia 300 and some retro bikes racing as well.

On Saturday is the V8 Race Experience at Queensland Raceway.

I get a little excited because Father's Day is coming up and I have already put my wish in for another go at it this year.

I have left the voucher in all the prominent places around the house so hopefully, the kids catch on and I get my wish again this year.

Key events

Saturday: Jamboree, Willowbank Raceway; V8 Race Experience, Queensland Raceway.

Sunday: Formula Xtreme Motorcycle Club Championship, Queensland Raceway.