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Willowbank

Just five minutes drive south of Ipswich, Willowbank is known by petrol-heads around the world for its world-class drag racing and motor sport complex. The huge outdoor centre offers a program of drag racing entertainment for the whole family. Also featured are pro stock motorcycle racing, street car racing and nitro-burning funny cars. Everything you need to get your motor running!

Willowbank Raceway owns the distinction of hosting the largest championship drag race held outside of the United States, along with televised national and state events.

The multi-purpose Complex also hosts the Ipswich Kart Club and an Advanced Driver Education Centre. At the Education Centre visitors can learn the finer points of defensive driving, vehicle control in dangerous conditions, and how to properly maintain your vehicle.

Willowbank: Where To Go / Sightseeing

RallySchool Queensland


Get Behind the Wheel at Australias premier rally driving experience. You will drive and ride in their Championship Specification turbo 4WD Subaru and Mitsubishi rally cars. Their professional Instructors are there with you the whole way, coaching and encouraging you in the best technique, or taking you for the ride of a lifetime on one of their full paced Hotlap rides.




Champions Way
Willowbank, QLD, 4306

Located 1.8K from Willowbank

Willowbank: Activities

If your sense of adventure extends beyond fast cars, then Willowbank is also the place you can step on board a plane and experience the thrill of a tandem skydive!

Just five minutes north of Willowbank is the thriving city of Ipswich where you’ll find more attractions including a rail museum and model train workshop.

There is no accommodation in Willowbank itself but nearby Ipswich has a host of accommodation options from caravan parks through to luxurious motels and apartments.

Willowbank: Events

Queensland Drag Racing Championships


The Queensland Drag Racing Championships bring racers from all across the state to compete for a prestigious QDRC trophy at Willowbank Raceway, delivering high-octane action for both racers and spectators.

Hosting championship racing for competitors across the QDRC SuperComp, QDRC Competition Bike, Donnelly Blasting Services QDRC Outlaws, Knijff Earthmoving Modified, Powercruise Super Sedan, Prime Signs/Speed Elec Super Street, Modified Bike, Wallace Bishop Loyal Watches Junior Dragster and Super Gas brackets, the QDRC hosts on average more than 100 racers per round, with no shortage of thrilling action.


Event Dates
2017
      16th Sep
      16th Sep
      16th Oct
      16th Nov
      16th Dec
2018
      16th Jan
      16th Feb
      16th Mar
      16th Apr
      16th May
      16th Jun
      16th Jul


38 Champions Way
Willowbank, QLD, 4306

Located 1.5K from Willowbank

CMC Rocks Queensland


CMC Rocks Queensland is the biggest international country and roots festival in the Southern Hemisphere. Delivering an explosive array of international and national country music superstars, over three massive days and nights, Willowbank, Ipswich.


Event Dates
2018
      16th Mar
      17th Mar
      18th Mar
      18th Mar


Champions Way,
off Cunningham Highway
Ipswich City, QLD, 4305

Located 1.7K from Willowbank

51st Winternationals


The Winternationals is the largest championship Drag Racing event outside of the USA and the biggest drag racing event in Australia. The Winternationals is the highest profile event on the Australian Drag Racing calendar and is the event all competitors want to win, and as a result has a vast number of entries with on track action running all through every day of the event.

The event runs from Thursday to Sunday and in addition to great drag racing action, features multiple big screens, interviews with drivers and teams, on screen stories, interactive crowd activities and heaps of action and entertainment.

Great family value with children 13 and under admitted for free.


Event Dates
2018
      10th Jun
      10th Jun


Champions Way,
38
Willowbank, QLD, 4306

Located 1.7K from Willowbank

FX Superbikes


The Australasian Super-bike Championship is a motorcycle race of the highest calibre with breakneck speeds and breath-taking moments that will everyone on the edge of their seats.

These events are where some of the big names in the motorbike scene come to face off as they tear around Queensland Raceway in a fight to be the very best.

A great day for the whole family so be sure not to miss out!


Event Dates
2017
      29th Sep
      30th Sep


Champions Way
Willowbank, QLD, 4306

Located 1.7K from Willowbank

Spring Drift Matsuri


Queensland Raceways holds two major drifting events each year, and both are full of non-stop action.

With previous year's events entries filling up in record time, there's sure to be over 200 cars on show for the weekend.

Come check out all the sideways action!


Event Dates
2017
      7th Oct
      8th Oct


Champions Way
Willowbank, QLD, 4306

Located 1.7K from Willowbank

Powercruise


Powercruise- Australia's favourite Crusing Car Show comes to Queensland Raceway drawing hundreds of muscle cars, thousands of spectators during the three day event.

This family friendly event is great for any muscle car enthusiasts, with loads of on and off track entertainment. The event includes cruises and competitions involving burnouts, off-street drag racing, powerskids, drifting and Miss Powercruise. Kids rides, trade stands, show-n-go awards and stunt entertainment, are all apart of the must see entertainment.


Event Dates
2017
      8th Sep
      9th Sep
      10th Sep


Champions Way
Willowbank, QLD, 4306

Located 1.7K from Willowbank

Queensland Racing Driver's Championship - Round 5


The premier racing drivers championship, the Queensland Racing Drivers' Championship. The Championship is open to talented newcomers as well as experienced old hands and produces some very close racing. The Championship regularly attracts in excess of 50 talented drivers to do battle.

QRDC has a wide range of vehicles competing, as well as demonstrations and off track entertainment for all the family.

Spectator viewing at Queensland Raceway is excellent with the flat layout of the circuit and spectator mounds.

Round 5 of the Championship will also feature the Italian Challenge! The track will embrace the Italian theme all the way to the food served in the cafe!


Event Dates
2017
      15th Sep
      16th Sep
      17th Sep


Champions Way
Willowbank, QLD, 4306

Located 1.7K from Willowbank

Ipswich Classic


The Ipswich Classic is one of Queensland Raceways stand out events, drawing a massive field of competitors in 2016. The action is non-stop from Saturday morning to Sunday evening, and it's a definite must-see event with categories like Group N, as constant regulars.

In 2017 the classic will also pay tribute to the 60 year anniversary of the Four Hours of Surfers race, with demonstration laps and cars on show from that race.


Event Dates
2017
      14th Oct
      15th Oct


Champions Way
Willowbank, QLD, 4306

Located 1.7K from Willowbank

Willowbank Raceway Diesel Assault


The Infamous Diesel Assault nights are again returning in 2017. The four part series is proudly presented by GSL Fabrications.

If you have a Diesel Powered vehicle then this is the event for you and best of all you can race for free.

Just print off the flyer on their website, complete and present it to the gate to race your beast down the quarter mile for free. As always this is a great night out with plenty of ontrack entertainment. Let's see if they can finally get a 10 second diesel pass!


Event Dates
2017
      8th Sep


38 Champions Way
Willowbank, QLD, 4306

Located 2.4K from Willowbank

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