B Man the Wheelie Man in action at the Warwick Dragway.
B Man the Wheelie Man in action at the Warwick Dragway. Donna Lindner

Powerfest weekend

CHRIS Loy has no doubt Powerfest at the Warwick Dragway this weekend will become one of the features of the club calendar.

“We had the inaugural Powerfest last year and are making it an annual event,” the club president said.

One of the features of the weekend will be the Dyno competition on Saturday which starts at 3pm and will go into the evening.

Each car in the competition will be tested on a portable four-wheel dyno machine which is capable of reading up to 2000 horse power.

There are classes for four, six and eight-cylinder vehicles.

Many of the dyno entries will be street cars.

Loy expects drivers from as far away as Brisbane to come to Warwick for the dyno competition.

“Some drivers go to every dyno competition in south-east Queensland, a dyno competition is part of most car shows.”

The Warwick District Drag Racing Association held a dyno competition soon after it was formed a decade ago and re-started the competition last year at Powerfest.

A feature of the weekend will be the return of B Man the Wheelie Man who had a crash at the Warwick Dragway last year and then another crash in Darwin. He will debut in a new car at the weekend.

B Man’s original car was the Jolly Rambler which was imported from the United States.

Qualifying in the regular drag racing classes starts at 11am Saturday and the action will go into the night.

Loy said racing would not start until 11am Sunday due to Anzac Day.

“We want to respect those who fought for our freedom,” Loy said.

“My own father (Johnny) and three brothers fought in New Guinea.”



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