COMPETITORS in the seventh round of the Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships this weekend will be among the first to race on the new extended 3km Morgan Park Raceway circuit at Warwick.
The meeting features the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, Australian Manufacturers Championships, Australian Saloon Car Series, Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship, Sports Sedan Series and the Australian Superkart Championships.
Morgan Park began as a 730m dirt circuit in 1968, was paved in ’97, extended to 1.2km in ’ 98, became 2.1km in 2002 and now 3km.
Spectator entry is $15 today, $25 tomorrow, or $30 for a weekend pass with children under-14 free.
Opens 7am each day, with track action from 8.15am today and 8.45am tomorrow. Visit: www.thenationals .com.au
BIG-wheel thunder will rock Queensland Raceway this weekend when the Super Trucks hit the track for the first time since 2001.
Fourteen Super Trucks will headline round three of the Queensland Racing Drivers Championship.
There will also be production racing cars, Holden HQs and Geminis, sedans, saloons, sports cars, touring cars and an array of open wheelers qualifying and racing from 8.30am-4pm today and tomorrow.
Entry is $20 a person.
FEMALE competitors will battle it out in the first Offroad Boss Lady’s 4WD Challenge at Scenic Rim Adventure Park today.
They will compete in novice or experienced classes from 9am to 5pm at the park at Swan Gully Rd, Bromelton, near Beaudesert.
This event will coincide with the L4 Offroad Gear Manufacturers Challenge for Jeeps.
Spectator entry is $5 with children under 15 free.
Visit: www.scenicrimadventure park.com.au
TWO wheels, four wheels, sideways and skyward will be the order at Queensland Raceway next weekend for the fifth round of the Australian Superbike Championships.
Joining the headline Superbike, Supersport, Superstock and 125/250cc categories will be the pocket rocket Aussie Racing Cars with motorcycle engines, the Australian Supermoto Open and freestyle motocross displays.
MORE than 1200 cars worth more than $100 million have entered Powercruise at Queensland Raceway from August 26-29.
Organisers expect that it will be the biggest Powercruise event yet held. The event allows enthusiasts to drive their performance street car in the way it was meant to be driven alongside the hottest street cars in Queensland.
Open to all makes, models and types of vehicles, Powercruise will include street machines, hot rods, drifters, drag racers, imports and latemodel cars.
Entrants will also be able to compete in driving events including burnouts, drifting, off-street racing and powerskids.
There will also be a show-n-shine, stage shows, Miss Powercruise, trade stands, rides and bands.
Gates open Thursday from noon, and Friday to Sunday from 8am to 5pm.
Spectator admissions: $30 Friday and Sunday, $35 Saturday, $80 for a three-day pass and $130 for a fourday pass with camping. Children 12 and under admitted free.
THE Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution national event is being held in Queensland this year at Lakeside Raceway today and the Mt Cotton Hillclimb tomorrow.
The Lakeside event runs from 8am to 4pm and the hillclimb in Gramzow Rd, Mt Cotton, from 7am to 4pm.