Sport

This time next week Warwick will be VW central

Barry Roberts from the Gold Coast shows his style in a VW at Warwick Dragway last year.
Barry Roberts from the Gold Coast shows his style in a VW at Warwick Dragway last year. Gerard Walsh

DRAG RACING: The VW Warwick weekend is on October 2-3 and is expected to attract between 80 and 90 Volkswagens.

It is a VW exclusive weekend and drivers will come from as far away as Western Australia.

Event organiser Craig Hughes from VW Magazine said last year's 10th anniversary meeting was the biggest so far.

"The momentum will continue for many more years to come,” he said.

"The majority of the VW drivers who head to Warwick only race once a year.”

Two of the drivers to watch will be the Penrose brothers, Rod and Wayne, who travel from Wollongong each year to compete in two of the fastest VWs in Australia.

The meeting will attract the team of five Gringos from Melbourne who are regulars at the VW Warwick meeting.

There won't be a driver from South Australia this year but the one Western Australian driver will be Simon Thompson, who will be making his third or fourth trip to Warwick.

Thompson hails from Perth and on his last trip to Warwick competed in a Beetle.

The flag bearer for the Kombis will be Filmore, a twin-turbo powered Porsche motor Kombi, which will be driven by Queensland driver Scott Alder.

The majority of the drivers will arrive in Warwick on Friday.

The VWs will be at Leslie Park from 9am next Saturday and members of the public will have the chance to check out the vehicles that will be racing later in the day.

The drivers will head to the dragway at 11.30am.

Qualifying will be from 1-5pm Saturday, October 2, with racing on the Sunday from 10am-3pm.

More on the VWs next week.

Topics:  drag racing, vw warwick, warwick, warwick dragway



Brazen thieves target small business

Senior Sergeant Craig Berry said the break in was a timely reminder for home and business owners to check their security measures.

POLICE are hunting for thieves who broke into the local store.

Spring brings the rise of the tick

TICKED OFF: Owners of tick infested properties have an obligation to take actions to prevent cattle tick spreading.

WHEN spring arrives, so do the ticks.

Board veteran retires after 26 years of stopping rabbits

PASSION TO PROTECT: Rod Towner has retired from the Rabbit Board after 26 years of dedicated service.

Darling Downs Moreton Rabbit Board farewells board member

Local Partners

9000 reasons to support our community clubs

Community clubs are good at what they do. They are not so good at telling the world about what they do, as Clubs Queensland CEO Doug Flockhart explains.


Testament's new album is a concept album

ROME, ITALY- JULY 27, 2016: Testament photographed at The Roman Collisseium in Rome, Italy on July 27,2016. Gene Ambo

Testament to release new album

'Baby' recreates famous Nirvana cover shot 25 years later

The baby from Nevermind album has recreated the iconic cover shot.

PREVIEW: Luke Cage origin story is a strong addition to MCU

Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage.

MIKE Colter stars as latest Marvel superhero to get his own series.

Kate goes down fighting in heated Survivor elimination

Australian Survivor contestant Kate Campbell.

YOGA teacher's 'good guys' alliance fails to get off the ground.

Emily Blunt's (almost) singing career

Emily Blunt nearly became the British Britney Spears.

Angelina is blocking calls from Brad Pritt

Angelina Jolie has reportedly blocked Brad Pitt's number.

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Rural properties expected to soar as investors seek income

Rural properties are should become highly sought after

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.