Dragfest revs up for feast of action
NUMBERS for the 10th annual Dragfest are expected to pass 200 for the biggest event of the year at Warwick Dragway this weekend.
Club publicity officer John Loy said 160 nominations were received by midweek.
"We usually have 50 nominations on the day so will better last year's numbers by 40," Loy said.
"The three top classes are super charged outlaws, extreme and pro radial where most of the drivers will be under six seconds for a one eighth mile pass."
One of the drivers to watch will be Roma driver Randall Mohr who will nominate the world's fastest FJ Holden.
Some of the leading super charged outlaws will be Michael Daveys who will compete in his 3000hp KB Berry Patch sponsored Holden Monaro and Rodney Hansen, of Toowoomba, in his big block powered blown altered.
There will be up to 30 drivers from the Warwick area in action.
Dragfest 2013 has already attracted 25 bikes.
Warwick Dragway is the third sports facility along the Morgan Park access road and sits on 30 hectares of land with plenty of parking, toilet and shower facilities with extra portable amenities for Dragfest.
Spectators are catered for with a large grassed mound and revamped grandstands.
The canteen will be open throughout an event which is traditionally held on the weekend between major motor racing events at Bathurst and the Gold Coast.
Two vehicles/bikes are on the dragway for each pass on the 1/8 mile strip.
Qualifying starts at 10am Saturday and will go into the early evening when the burnouts by many of the drivers/riders are spectacular.
There will be non stop racing on Sunday from 10am in 11 classes.