Qld championships rev up at Willowbank

WILLOWBANK Raceway hosts more than 100 local drag racers on Saturday for the third round of the Queensland Drag Racing Championships.

Although today is only the third round of a seven round series, the championship battles are already starting to heat up.

Top contenders in a number of brackets are only separated by minimal points, with contenders in the Powercruise Super Sedan and Super Gas brackets tied in points.

Willowbank Raceway CEO Tony Manson said the success of the QDRC demonstrates the importance of sportsman level racing for not only South East Queensland's racer community, but also for the facility at Willowbank.

"The Queensland Drag Racing Championships overhauled how we ran our track championship when we introduced the series in 2014,'' he said. "It continues to grow from strength to strength and has a strong future at the track.

"Triple digit entry lists are commonplace and we are seeing intense competition and action at each and every event.

"The QDRC is exceptionally important to Willowbank Raceway, providing our local heroes a place to prove their mettle and fight it out for a prestigious QDRC trophy amongst the best competitors that the area has to offer. We have competitors from Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales joining racers from all over Queensland this weekend.''

Gates open at 7am with qualifying from 9am.