Nostalgia racers get set for round 2 at Willowbank this weekend

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Queensland’s premier drag racing facility – Willowbank Raceway – will be besieged by almost 100 vehicles of yesteryear this Saturday 11 May for the second outing of the 2013 Cruzin Magazine Nostalgia Drags series.

Nostalgia events at Willowbank Raceway regularly host large fields including everything from retro bikes to pre-1970 themed sedans.

Hitting the track from 10.00am will be racers spread across eight brackets, including the popular Nostalgia Dial Your Own category which accounts for almost half of the entry list and as such will be further categorised into smaller brackets according to the elapsed times set by competitors during qualifying.

Joining them on the Ipswich quarter-mile will be racers in the Top Eliminator, Quick Eliminator, Mid  Eliminator, Super Eliminator, Vintage Gas, Retro Bikes and Nostalgia Super Stock brackets – ensuring there is something for every taste across the day.

Willowbank Raceway Manager Steve Bettes said Cruzin Magazine Nostalgia Drags events offered something a little different for both racers and spectators.

“With almost 100 competitors lining up for this Saturday’s Cruzin Magazine Nostalgia Drags event at Willowbank Raceway we are certainly anticipating a great day out for all the family,” said Bettes.

“These events really do have something different about them, with a relaxed and fun atmosphere both in the pits and in the grandstands combining with a fantastic array of cars and activities.

“With tickets just $25.00 and cheaper for students with ID while children 13 and under gain free entry, Cruzin Magazine Nostalgia Drags events at Willowbank Raceway are a great day and affordable option for families looking for something a little unique this weekend.”

The Cruzin Nostalgia Drags at Willowbank Raceway will kick off with qualifying at 10.00am on Saturday 11 May 2013 ahead of racing from 3.00pm.

Adult tickets are just $25.00 (less for students with ID) and children 13 and under gain free entry.

Featuring not only exciting racing from a range of Nostalgia classes, the event also offers the popular Shannons Insurance Show and Shine From 9am to 3pm

Open to all modern, classic, vintage, street machine  and hot rod vehicles, the Shannons Insurance Show and Shine features a number of ‘Judged’ Trophies for Best GM, Best Ford, Best Mopar, Best Hot Rod, Best USA Vehicle and Best Australian Vehicle, and is open to all interested event attendees – see for full information.

Event Information: Cruzin Nostalgia Drags – Saturday 11 May 2013

Featuring racing from Peter Leahy Custom Imports, Top Eliminator (6.60), Western Suburbs Diff and Gearbox Services  Quick Eliminator (7.60), Donnelly Blasting Services Mid Eliminator (8.60), Shannons Insurance Super Eliminator (9.60), Autobarn Vintage Gas (10.50 and slower), Nostalgia DYO (10.50 and slower, DYO), Retro Bikes and Nostalgia Super Stock.

All brackets will run the Chicago Shootout format with all entrants racing three rounds and the best performing two racers making it into the final. For full information on the racing format please visit


•  Adults – $25.00
•  Students with ID – $20.00
•  Children 13 and under gain free entry


•  Gates open – 7.00am
•  Qualifying – from 10.00am
•  Racing – from 3.00pm

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