Rev up for Festival of Horsepower in June

The Festival of Horsepower is back with another month-long program packed full of adrenaline and excitement in the City of Ipswich.
14 May 2024

The month of June brings the Festival of Horsepower to Ipswich! Power packed full of adrenaline, excitement and all things fast… 

From thoroughbreds battling it out in the Ipswich Cup, to Australia’s largest drag racing event – the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals – June has it all for those with a need for speed.

Read on to see what events to book.

Gulf Western Oil Winternationals

Winternationals are back this June

The flame throwing Top Fuel and Nitro Funny cars are back at the biggest drag racing event of the year – the Winternationals! There’s non-stop action each day from Thursday June 6 to Sunday June 9, with a wide range of family friendly festivities both on and off the track.

When: 6-9 June, gates open at 8am.

TAB Ipswich Cup

The Ipswich Cup is back in June

Rich in history, heritage and horses there really is nothing like the TAB Ipswich Cup. But it is more than a horse race; it’s the social day of the year for the greater Ipswich region. With an infield DJ, fashions on the field and epic after party, this is the event of the year you do not want to miss. 

When: Saturday 22 June, gates open 10am

Western Star Feature Race Day

Marburg Pacing Association

There’s nothing quite like a family day out at the trots! Bring the whole family for a day of racing at the Marburg Showgrounds and experience all the excitement just metres away from the racing action. As one of the biggest harness race meetings of the winter months and with plenty of delicious food, entertainment for the kids and the opportunity to bet on a winner, it’s easy to see that this is country style racing at its best.

When: Sunday 23 June, gates open 11am

Queensland Kart Championships

Queensland Kart Championships

Over three big days the Ipswich Kart Club will host the best of kart racing action for the Queensland Kart Championships, with competitors from all over Australia competing to be crowned as state champions. With free entry for spectators, you won’t want to miss any of the racing entertainment both on and off the track at Southeast Queensland’s premier karting track.

When: 28-30 June

2 Days of Thunder

Two Days of Thunder

2 Days of Thunder is a massive weekend of Super Series racing with a blockbuster line up of vehicles, trade stands, entertainment and an all-access atmosphere for the whole family. There’s plenty to get your pulse racing from the roar of V8 Muscle Cars and Hi Tec Allstar drifts to off track family activities and some of the country’s most prestigious cars on display.

When: 29-30 June

V8 Race Experience

With a month-long program that includes burnouts, wheel stands, drifts, racing form and plenty of excitement, there are just too many events to list! Visit Ipswich Festivals to learn what else there is to experience!

Stay a little longer and make the most of your time here in Ipswich by exploring our spectacular dining locations, family friendly activities and accommodation options. 

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