Fuchs signs on as Winternats naming sponsor

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Willowbank Raceway and FUCHS Lubricants are excited to announce the leading lubricants company as the naming rights sponsor of the greatest spectacle in drag racing – the Winternationals.

The event which will be known as the 2012 Fuchs Winternationals will be held over four days from 8 – 11 June 2012.

Founded as a German family company in 1931, FUCHS Lubricants today has global reach and among the independent producers is the world’s largest independent manufacturer and supplier of lubricants. It’s wholly owned Australian subsidiary has been supplying specialised lubricants since the late 1890s and is the leading market player in many lubricant sectors.

FUCHS Lubricants (Australasia) Managing Director Wayne Hoiles said he was looking forward to the next step in the company’s drag racing history.

“FUCHS Lubricants is a long-time supporter of motorsport and Australian drag racing, and I am delighted we can now announce our sponsorship of the Winternationals,” said Hoiles.

“The event has such a vibrant history as a leading light in the Australian drag racing scene, so we can’t wait to start working with Willowbank Raceway in making this year’s event a huge success.”

Willowbank Raceway was established in 1985 and is Queensland’s premier drag racing facility, hosting drag racing for nearly 27 years. Willowbank Raceway Managing Director Steve Bettes said he was pleased to be able to welcome FUCHS Lubricants to the year’s biggest drag racing event.

“This year will mark the 45th running of Australia’s greatest drag racing event and I am so excited to be able to welcome this leading and internationally significant company to our great event,” said Bettes.

“The 2012 FUCHS Winternationals will host more than 500 competitors and 38,000 spectators from all over Australia, New Zealand and the USA when it is held over four massive days Friday 8 June to Monday 11 June 2012
on what will be the last Queensland June long weekend.

“Hosting the finals of the ANDRA Pro Series and the Rocket Allstars Racing Series as well as great family entertainment, trade stands and plenty of pit lane action, this event is regarded as a ‘must-do’ for competitors and spectators alike.”

The financial arrangements of the new naming rights agreement are strictly confidential.

Tickets for the 2012 FUCHS Winternationals start at $20 with children 13 and under gaining free admission. For ticket and event information please visit www.willowbankraceway.com.au

About the 2012 FUCHS Winternationals

Across 8-11 June 2012 Willowbank Raceway will host the 45th running of Australia’s largest drag racing event, with the 2012 FUCHS Winternationals to feature the final rounds of both the ANDRA Pro Series (Top Fuel, Top Alcohol, Top Doorslammer, Top Bike, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle) and the Rocket Allstars Racing Series.

The action will not be confined to the quarter-mile however, with family entertainment, trade shows and plenty of action in pit lane for the whole family. Tickets start from just $20 with students (with ID) able to access discounted entry and children 13 and under enjoying free admission.

For more information, schedules and entry lists please visit www.willowbankraceway.com.au or visit Willowbank Raceway on Facebook by searching for Willowbank Raceway.

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