Massive field for Nitro Nostalgia at Willowbank this weekend

Historic Nitro Funny Cars will headline the Nostalgia Nationals at Willowbank this weekend

Historic Nitro Funny Cars will headline the Nostalgia Nationals at Willowbank this weekend

Willowbank Raceway will play host to over 200 historic dragsters this weekend (August 11-12) as part of the Cruzin Magazine Nostalgia Nationals, headlined by three outstandingly restored nitro Funny Cars.

It’s a full weekend for drag racing history buffs, including a swap meet, the on-track component of course and plenty of static displays, including a Show and Shine.

Paul Shackleton will have his Shack Attack on hand, to be piloted by ANDRA Pro Series Top Fuel runner up, Damien Harris, whilst Rick Gauci will be aboard Graeme Cowin’s Nitro Express (pictured right).

“We have  more than 220 racers and plenty of on and off track entertainment including the Shannons Show and Shine,” said Willowbank Raceway Managing Director, Steve Bettes.

“(ANDRA Pro Series) Top Alcohol racer, Rick Gauci, will be behind the wheel of one of the Rocket Industries nostalgia nitro funny cars. The fans are in for a great show with a true walk down memory lane in store with everything from the nostalgia nitro funny cars to retro bikes and vintage gas racers!”

The Nostalgia Nationals are quickly becoming a hallmark event for Willowbank Raceway – located in the Ipswich Motorsport precinct at Champions Way, Willowbank.

The schedule and racing categories for the weekend are as follows:

Saturday 11 August 2012
Super Swap Meet
• Gates open 6.00am for buyers (5.30am for traders)

Cruzin Magazine Nostalgia Nationals
• Gates open 7.00am
• Qualifying from 10.00am to 4.00pm

Sunday 12 August 2012
Cruzin Magazine Nostalgia Nationals
• Gates open 7.00am
• Racing from 10.00am to 4.00pm

Racing categories: 

• Top Eliminator: 6.60s – Heads Up Pro Tree, no breakouts allowed
• Quick Eliminator: 7.60s – Heads Up Pro Tree, no breakouts allowed
• Mid Eliminator: 8.60s – Heads Up Pro Tree, no breakouts allowed
• Super Eliminator: 9.60s – Heads Up Pro Tree, no breakouts allowed
• Vintage Gas: 10.50s and slower, Pre 1970 specially themed sedans
• Nostalgia DYO: 10.50s and slower – DYO (this bracket will be split into smaller car fields by ETs and will include all vehicles slower than 10.50s)
• Retro Bikes: DYO

 

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