WILD WEEKEND: Warwick Dragway is preparing for its biggest event of the year, with Dragfest back on this Saturday and Sunday.
WILD WEEKEND: Warwick Dragway is preparing for its biggest event of the year, with Dragfest back on this Saturday and Sunday. Warren Jackson

Warwick Dragfest to be bigger than ever

JOHN Loy has no doubt a record number of competitors will hit the bitumen at Morgan Park for Dragfest 2015 this weekend at the Warwick Dragway.

The club has already received 183 nominations.

"There is still time to nominate and I expect more than 200 drivers and riders will be at Dragfest," the Warwick Drag Racing Association publicity officer said.

The event is in its 12th year and promises to be the best on record following on from the success of the Six-Banger Nationals and VW Weekend in the past two months.

The first vehicles and bikes will be on track at 10am on both Saturday and Sunday.

Gates to the Warwick Dragway open at 8am each day.

Qualifying is Saturday and later that day there will be a compulsory qualifier for supercharged outlaws, extreme sedan and radial brackets which should delight the crowd.

"These are the fastest vehicles which will be at Dragfest so it should be a great show which will go to 7pm Saturday," Mr Loy said.

Many of the regular fans at Dragfest will be delighted with 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.

There is no doubt the quickest cars will be in supercharged outlaws.

There will be some amazing burnouts before many of the passes.

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

There will be a car show on the Saturday from 10am-3pm and members of the public can enter at the dragway.

Anyone with a car that has been shown a lot of tender loving care can put it in the car show.

Trophy winners will be announced at 3pm.

The judges will come from Toowoomba and be experienced in car show judging.

The cars will be displayed on the eastern side of the drag racing facility and members of the public are welcome to inspect them.

Club officials are hoping to attract 60-70 vehicles for the car show.

The club canteen will be open all weekend with plenty of parking available just outside the main gate.

Cost: $15 per day, children under 13 free with a paying adult.



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