Willowbank 300 drivers will gear up for the first Queensland Raceway race event of the year on ANZAC weekend.
Willowbank 300 drivers will gear up for the first Queensland Raceway race event of the year on ANZAC weekend.

Popular events keep fans excited at Ipswich precinct

LAST weekend was another top weekend at Ipswich’s motorsport headquarters.

The precinct keeps turning out great events that people can get along to.

I got to enjoy the Sprints double header at Queensland Raceway.

Saturday’s event was dominated by Toyota 86's.

What a popular car that is becoming.

On Sunday, it was Porsches and Skylines that top the time sheets.

This Sunday, I will be heading to Queensland’s largest combined Auto Show and Swap Meet, the Queensland Autospecta- cular, at Willowbank Raceway.

I had a great time at last year’s event, seeing hundreds of cars, watching the Rocker Cover racing and participating in the wheel-changing compe- titions. I found some great steals at the swap meet.

I am really looking forward to seeing the Classic and Muscle Car Club of Ipswich display while I send the kids to have fun on the jumping castles.

I am always curious to see which of the display vehicles will run their prized position down the quarter mile.

At Queensland Raceway this weekend, some lucky punters will again be strapping themselves into a V8 race car and doing hot laps with the V8 Race Experience.

I have tried this before and highly recommend it to anyone.

Mother’s Day is coming up so what a great way to give mum a unique gift.

On Saturday afternoon and Sunday, it’s the first round of the Queensland FX Club Motorcycle championships.

The FX series is in its second year and it’s great to see club bike racing again at Queensland Raceway.

I love the concept of the Race your Mates group that will line up on the FX program.

Race your Mates is a concept that allows Ride day participants to easily go from a Ride day and transition into racing with things like practice start sessions, doubled spaced grids and you are only racing your row which makes getting into motorcycle racing a lot less daunting.

The following weekend at Queensland Raceway is the first race event for the year.

It’s the Ipswich Festival of Cars featuring the Willowbank 300 – a 300km Endurance race.

Key events

Saturday: V8 Race Experience, Queensland Raceway.

Sunday: QLD FX Club Championship, Queensland Raceway; Queensland Autospec- tacular, Willowbank Raceway.

Wednesday: Test ‘n’ Tune, Willowbank Raceway.

Next Saturday: Street Series, Willowbank Raceway.

Next Saturday & Sunday: Ipswich Festival of Cars, Queensland Raceway.