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

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