170 races line up Nostalgia hit out

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As more than 170 nostalgia racers prepare for this Saturday’s Cruzin Magazine Nostalgia Drags at Willowbank Raceway, the facility has confirmed the date for its second Nostalgia hit-out for 2012.

To be held over two days, the event will feature a Super Swap meet alongside the on-track action across the 11th and 12th of August 2012.

Before that happens however, a bumper day of entertainment is set to be held next Saturday at Queensland’s premier drag racing facility, with in excess of 170 racers officially confirmed at the close of entries yesterday.

Willowbank Raceway Managing Director Steve Bettes said he couldn’t be happier with the show of support from the nostalgia community.

“This is the first nostalgia outing to be held at our track since we took over the management of these events, and we are just ecstatic with the support that both the racers and the sponsors have shown us,” said Bettes.

“We are very proud of what we have already been able to achieve already and of what we have planned, it is so satisfying to see the racers endorse the changes we have made so far by rallying behind this event.”

Action will be aplenty both on and off the track come February 25.

“Everyone has a place in their hearts for the ‘racers of old’ I think, and next weekend at Willowbank Raceway is going to be a fantastic chance for enthusiasts to come and see them in action,” said Bettes.

“There is something for all the family with the Shannons Insurance Show & Shine, trade stands and of course all the on-track thrills – including a testing and licensing appearance by Paul Shackleton’s Nostalgia Funny Car.

“Shackleton’s impressive 1970 Mach 1 Mustang with a 496 inch nitro-burning V8 will be piloted by Robert West in a number of test runs for the spectators.

“With children 13 and under free gaining free entry and so many racers on board, it is shaping up to be a great day out!”

For more information on the Cruzin Magazine Nostalgia Drags or any events at Willowbank Raceway, please visit www.willowbankraceway.com.au

Cruzin Magazine Nostalgia Drags – 25 February, 2012
Racing from: Winters Smash Repairs Top Eliminator 6.60, Western Suburbs Differential and Gearbox Services Quick Eliminator 7.60, Donnelly Blasting Services Mid Eliminator 8.60, Shannons Insurance Super Eliminator 9.60, Autobarn Vintage Gas, World Classic Muscle Cars Nostalgia DYO 10.50 and Retro Bikes.

•    Gates open 6am
•    Qualifying from 9am
•    Racing from 4pm

•    Adults – $25
•    Students with ID – $20
•    Children 13 and under – free entry

Cruzin Magazine Nostalgia Drags – Sponsor List
•    Cruzin Magazine – Event Sponsor
•    Gasoline Magazine – Supporting  Event Sponsor
•    Winters Smash Repairs – Top Eliminator 6.60
•    Western Suburbs Differential and Gearbox Services – Eliminator 7.60
•    Donnelly Blasting Services – Mid Eliminator 8.60
•    SHANNONS Insurance – Super Eliminator 9.60
•    Autobarn Beenleigh & Lawnton –  Vintage Gas
•    World Classic Muscle Cars – Nostalgia DYO 10.50 and
•    SHANNONS Insurance – Show and Shine Spectacular


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