Warwick racer Ian Ham, the 2013 series winner for the RD Williams Excavator Parts Modified Bracket.
Warwick racer Ian Ham, the 2013 series winner for the RD Williams Excavator Parts Modified Bracket. Doug Creasey

Eighth Mile Series returns

FOLLOWING yet another successful year, the JP Racing Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series is set to return to Warwick in 2014.

Warwick Dragway will host the first round of 2014 which will also travel to Willowbank Raceway, Benaraby Raceway and Ironbark Raceway across the year.

Alongside its traditional race brackets in 2014, the series will also introduce a brand new category to be known as FG Loy & Sons Earthmoving Eighth Mile Outlaws, which will feature supercharged, nitrous and turbo-fuelled sedans, dragsters and altered racers.

Series organiser John Winterburn said he was pleased to confirm the 2014 series dates following a successful 2013 campaign.

"In 2014 we will see the fifth running of the JP Racing Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series and I couldn't be more proud," Winterburn said.

"When we came up with this concept five years ago, we just wanted to provide the racers of south-east Queensland with a fun racing series which took in some of our great regional tracks and the support we have received from the competitors and venues alike has just surpassed all of our expectations right from the get-go.

"The 2013 series saw continued growth in competitor and spectator support and we now feel the time is right to introduce a new bracket for next year which will allow us to inject another exciting element to our program.

"This new bracket will certainly add to the spectacle and variety for race fans across all of our regional tracks so I am very excited to see how it is received when we first hit the track at Warwick Dragway in February."

The FG Loy & Sons Earthmoving Eighth Mile Outlaws bracket will be joined on track during the 2014 JP Racing Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series by the FG Loy & Sons Earthmoving Old School, RD Williams Excavator Parts Modified, Super Sedan, Queensland Nameplate Group Modified Bike, Super Street and Junior Dragster brackets.

Kicking off at Warwick Dragway on February 8, the series will then head to Willowbank Raceway on April 26 for round two.

Benaraby Raceway will then host round three on August 1 before the final round gets going at Ironbark Raceway on September 27.

Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series

Calendar:

Round One - February 8: Warwick Dragway, Warwick

Round Two - April 26: Willowbank Raceway, Willowbank

Round Three - August 2: Benaraby Raceway, Gladstone

Final Round - September 27: Ironbark Raceway, Roma

Racing brackets:

FG Loy & Sons Earthmoving Eighth Mile Outlaws - new bracket for 2014

FG Loy & Sons Earthmoving Old School Bracket

RD Williams Excavator Parts Modified Bracket

Ice Slushee Super Sedan Bracket

Queensland Nameplate Group Modified Bike Bracket

Super Street Bracket

Junior Dragster Bracket



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