Powercruise #77: Smoke filled burnouts, power skids and drifts

There will also be kids entertainment and a stunning show 'n' shine at this three day festival of speed on September 5-8.
Dave Reid, Motorsport photographer

No matter where you live around Australia, if you’re interested in wild street machines then you know about about Powercruise.

Powercruise action

Powercruise has a huge cult-like following with all age groups from across Australia building dedicated elite cars, and making the trek to this iconic event. Queensland Raceway plays host to Powercruise #77 from September 5th – 8th, with this event shaping up to the biggest one yet!

Powercruise action

“Over the three days of on-track action over 800 entrants will take advantage of the event, taking on other like-minded car enthusiasts in a controlled and safe environment”, promoter Micheal Gilbert said

“This is why we created the event many years ago, to give the car owners somewhere to let their hair down and participate in a variety of events alongside their mates”

Fun for the family at Powercruise

The event’s success is due to catering for everyone- something to watch for the spectators, the race track for the entrants and to push it to the next level they have even created “the Powercruise Taxi”, a purpose built Commodore to take the spectators and fans for hot laps and give them a taste of what it’s all about on the track.

Drifting at Powercruse

“We want everyone to be able to experience not only the off-track happenings but also the adrenaline you get when you are a part of the excitement on track. For some spectators this will be a once in a lifetime experience!” explains Gilbert.

Powercruise action

From the smoke-filled burnouts, blazing power skids, impressive drift sessions, kids entertainment and stunning show ‘n’ shine at this three day festival of speed there is no other place you need be, so grab your friends or family and head to the famous Ipswich paperclip on the 5th-8th of September and don’t forget to tag us in your photos #discoveripswich.

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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