This month’s Honeywell Garrett Jamboree, presented by Tuners Edge and Link ECU, will host no less than four international drag racing stars all the way from Puerto Rico and to celebrate, a special Open Night will be held to officially welcome the international racers and their crews.
The Open Night will be hosted on Monday the 21st of August from 6.00pm by Jamboree Tour Naming Rights Partner, Oceania College of Technology. Race fans are invited to attend. The official Jamboree event will be held at Willowbank Raceway across August 26 and 27.
Each of the four Puerto Rican all-star team will attend the Open Night event along with their fast-paced machines: the Mech-Tech 2JZ-powered Scion, the third quickest import car in the world; the Loquito Killer 20B-powered Mazda RX8, which is the second quickest 20B Rotary in the world; the El Humilde 2JZ-powered Toyota Corolla AE86, the world’s Fastest 3/4 Chassis Car; and the Rafaelito Racing 13B-powered Mazda RX8 – the world’s quickest 13B Rotary-engine vehicle. These impressive drag racing cars will be driven by Isaias Rojas, Edwin Burgos, Jorge Juarbe and Luis Rivera respectively.
Jamboree Directors, Collin Willshire and Ray Box, said the Open Night would provide the perfect preamble to two big days of racing at what is expected to be an awesome Jamboree 2017.
“Having four of Puerto Rico’s fastest drag racers coming all the way to Australia for the Jamboree with the support of Oceania College of Technology is something we are very excited about,” Box said.
“The world-beating performances of these four teams is well known and respected, and I know our Australian competitors can’t wait to go up against them in battle across August 26 and 27 when we get down to racing.
“Before we do, we are looking forward to officially welcoming their tour ahead of the event with this special Open Night at Oceania College of Technology. We really can’t thank the College enough for their support of our event as the naming rights sponsor of the Puerto Rican team's tour – we look forward to a great night.”
Oceania College of Technology Chief Executive Officer, Saurav Singh, said he was pleased to be able to support an event such as Jamboree.
“Oceania provides workplace based and classroom based training to Automotive apprentices and trainees across Queensland, including light vehicle mechanics, heavy vehicle mechanics, mobile plant mechanics, automotive underbody mechanics, automotive electrical and automotive diesel fuel techs, automotive body repairers, automotive sales and parts interpreters, and automotive air conditioning and motorsport mechanics,” Singh said.
“We also provide Automotive training programmes to international students from all over the world. We are from the automotive industry, so we know what today’s automotive repair businesses need – we work with employers and can even tailor-make programmes for them.
“As a private provider, we can go above and beyond for our clients to make sure they receive the best training and guidance with us, and that is something we are very proud of.
“Supporting events like Jamboree and other automotive events across Queensland is also a point of pride for us – it allows us to give back to our industry which is very important to us. We are greatly looking forward to welcoming these great international racers to our facility on Monday the 21st of August.”
The Oceania College of Technology is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 40995) with extensive expertise in the Education Industry. It offers a wide range of innovative, creative and flexible training programs, both theoretical and vocational, which suit the individual needs of each student. OCT is aligned to industry needs and works closely with numerous community and business partners to build a skilled and productive workforce and to fill labour shortages. It delivers training in the workplace and offers workforce development solutions across the Automotive industry. Strong relationships and ongoing consultation with Industry Advisory Groups actively informs the planning, design and delivery of OCT’s vocational education and training programs. For more information about the College, visit http://oct.edu.au/
Following the Open Night, record crowds are expected to take in the atmosphere and spectacle of the Jamboree across August 26 and 27 as the event celebrates its 27th anniversary as the largest sport compact drag racing event on the planet. Hosting up to 200 race teams and held at Queensland’s premier drag racing facility, Willowbank Raceway, the event is one not to be missed. For more on the event, visit http://jamboree.com.au
EVENT DETAILS: OCEANIA OPEN NIGHT
• Date: Monday, August 21, 2017
• Time: 6.00pm to 10.00pm
• Venue: Oceania Training College, 110 Beatty Rd, Archerfield QLD 4108
• What: An open night for the college to welcome the Puerto Rican teams attending the Brisbane Jamboree, featuring an official ribbon cutting, appearances and speeches by attending teams, autograph signings.
• Who: All four Puerto Rican race teams and their cars, Oceania College of Technology staff and students, Jamboree sponsors and dignitaries, attendees from local automotive dealerships, workshops, schools and apprentice groups; race fans