REVVING UP: Randall Mohr’s FJ Holden, which can reach speeds of 220kmh, will be in action this weekend in Dragfest at Warwick Dragway.
REVVING UP: Randall Mohr’s FJ Holden, which can reach speeds of 220kmh, will be in action this weekend in Dragfest at Warwick Dragway. Contributed

Top weekend planned for our 2015 Dragfest

DRAG RACING: If you want a bit of an outlaws fix at Dragfest 2015 this weekend, look no further than Roma driver Randall Mohr.

The businessman from Roma is a regular on his home Ironbark Dragway and at the Warwick Drag Racing Association track at Morgan Park.

Mohr has delighted many a fan at Warwick Dragway reaching speeds of more than 200kmh on the eighth-mile (200m) track.

He won't get it all his own way in his FJ Holden Funny Car in Warwick, as the cream of drag racers from Queensland and northern New South Wales will be at an event that promises to set new records for nominations.

There were more than 180 drivers and riders nominated early in the week leading up to Dragfest.

Events seem to create their own nomination list and that is certainly the case with Dragfest, which will be held for the 12th time this weekend.

Darryl Woods will travel from Brisbane to Dragfest, where he will drive an EA Falcon and fans will welcome the return of Tim Caswell in his 1968 Ford Fairlane.

The fastest passes on the weekend are expected to be in the low four-seconds at 290kmh.

Last year's winner David Neumann from Warwick will drive his Pontiac as he aims to win back-to-back Dragfest titles.

The Loy family has up to five drag racing drivers in the family but the one to watch this weekend will be Matthew Loy in his VL Commodore. Qualifying is from 10am Saturday and will go to 7pm. The last cars on the track for the day will be in the fastest brackets.

Racing will be from 10am Sunday to mid-afternoon.

There will be a car show on Saturday from 10am-3pm and members of the public can enter at the dragway. Club officials are hoping to attract 60-70 vehicles for the car show.

Spectators can choose to sit in the shaded grand- stands on the western side of the dragway or on the shaded mound on the eastern side of the Warwick Dragway strip.

Dragfest classes

  • Supercharged outlaws
  • Extreme sedan
  • Radial
  • Modified dragsters
  • Super sedan
  • Super street
  • Modified bike
  • Junior dragster


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