Craig Lown­des is com­ing to Dalby to launch the 2019 Com­modore Su­per­car.

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What a great way to start the new year! Put it in the diary now to bring the whole fam­ily along.

— Mayor Paul McVeigh

AUS­TRALIAN race car driver Craig Lown­des will be vis­it­ing Dalby this Sun­day to launch a new su­per­car in part­ner­ship with the Red Bull Holden Rac­ing Team.

Dalby lo­cals will be the very first to see the car in all its glory, with Mr Lown­des at the wheel.

The 2019 Com­modore Su­per­car will make its de­but at the Dalby Aero­drome, where Mr Lown­des will take it for its first test ride in front of an au­di­ence.

Pro­mo­tional events such as th­ese help put Dalby on the map, with Mayor Paul McVeigh say­ing they con­trib­ute to the growth of the com­mu­nity.

“This is ex­actly the kind of event that makes the Western Downs such a great place to work and live,” Mr McVeigh said in a state­ment.

“What a great way to start the new year! Put it in the diary now to bring the whole fam­ily along.”

Western Downs Re­gional Coun­cil has part­nered with Holden to de­liver the ex­cit­ing event to Dalby and its lo­cals.

Mr McVeigh also cited the pop­u­lar­ity of race car driv­ing as an­other rea­son why the event was well suited to Dalby.

“Motorsports is hugely pop­u­lar on the Western Downs and I know peo­ple will be re­ally ex­cited to see Craig Lown­des be­hind the wheel of the new Red Bull Holden Rac­ing Team car,” Mr McVeigh said.

Peo­ple are ex­pected to travel from through­out the Western Downs to see the car and its fa­mous driver.

Last year’s car, launched at the end of Jan­uary 2018, was the new Com­modore ZB spon­sored by Triple Eight and Au­to­barn. It was launched in Lo­gan City, Queens­land, at a new Au­to­barn store.

The star of the show, driver Craig Lown­des, says he’s ex­cited to come to Dalby to show­case the car for the first time.

“Launch­ing the new sea­son in Dalby, with the amaz­ing sup­port of the Western Downs Re­gional Coun­cil, and meet­ing the com­mu­nity there will be a great start to the year,” Mr Lown­des said in a state­ment.

Not only will at­ten­dees be able to see Mr Lown­des in his el­e­ment, a DJ will be play­ing through­out the day while a bar­be­cue will pro­vide food.

Along with tak­ing the car for a spin, Mr Lown­des will be sign­ing au­to­graphs along with the rest of the Red Bull Holden team.

Gates to the aero­drome open at 11.30am.

The car’s first run will be­gin at 1.30pm, with gates to the aero­drome clos­ing shortly af­ter at 2.30pm.

The event is free to at­tend.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

SPEED RACER: Craig Lown­des will be tak­ing Holden’s new su­per­car for its first run in front of an ex­clu­sive au­di­ence in Dalby.

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