Behind the scenes at the Winternats warm-ups

The Drag Photos crew was there at the warm-ups last weekend to capture the action before the 51st Winternationals.
07 Jun 2018
Dave Reid, Motorsport photographer

The 51st Winternats at Willowbank Raceway

Drag photos are the official media partner of Willowbank Raceway, and they will be front and centre for all the action next weekend at the 51st Gulf Western Oils Winternationals.


Drag Photos Pre Winters – (2)

Dave Reid and his photographers will be trackside for every burnout, launch, win, loss, and mishap. It could easily be called the best seat in the house, and the boys aim to capture those moments for the racers and spectators to have memories of the event.


Festival of Horsepower is here. Photo: Drag Photos

The Winternationals is the pinnacle event for Drag Racing in Australia and it always promises to deliver action across the four days.

It is an event that can excite all ages, and there really is a no better way to spend a weekend with your family.


Drag Photos Pre Winters – (9)

Last weekend we had the team cover the 51st Gulf Western Oil Winternationals Warm-ups to get you all excited for the big one this weekend.


Crazy wheelstand action from Shane Barnard

Thursday through till Sunday Willowbank Raceway will turn into a modern mecca of motorsport mayhem with action in Top Fuel through to Junior Dragsters.


Rachelle Splatt, Ashley Sanford , Kelly Bettes all will be fighting for number 1 in Top Fuel

This year, for the first time in 51 years, three women are competing in Top Fuel, including Brisbane’s own Kelly Bettes (pictured on right), fellow Australian Rachelle Splatt (left) and USA’s Ashley Stanford.


Drag Photos Pre Winters – (12)

The Gulf Western Oils Winternationals is a family-friendly event with fun and entertainment for the kids, so pack your jumper and earplugs and maybe the Drag Photos team may catch a photo of you for our Winters Wrap!

June 7 to 10 – tickets and event info at Willowbank Raceway


Dave Reid Motorsport photographer
Dave Reid is a Queensland-based motorsport photographer who has spent a good part of the last three decades covering spectacular thrills and spills - and fiery sunsets - at Willowbank Raceway.

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