UTE: V8 racing legend Brock to drive Ute at Queensland

Brock debuts at Queensland Raceway 2003 marks a major first for the Queensland Raceway when V8 racing legend Peter Brock, driving as part of the Holden Monaro team, makes his debut appearance at the home of Queensland motorsport and is featured...

Brock debuts at Queensland Raceway

2003 marks a major first for the Queensland Raceway when V8 racing legend Peter Brock, driving as part of the Holden Monaro team, makes his debut appearance at the home of Queensland motorsport and is featured as part of round four action of the PROCAR Champ series on June 15.

Brock is certain to be a major drawcard for all generations of motorport fans and his appearance will be complemented by an expanded promotion of V8 BRutes racing.

The remarkable response V8 BRutes racing has enjoyed on the PROCAR format during the past two years, coupled with Queensland's strong rural ties, has prompted the Queensland Raceway to take PROCAR's Ute Muster concept to a whole new level.

"We see this as an opportunity to showcase a real pioneer of Australian motoring in a social environment. The role of the traditional ute in rural Queensland cannot be understated and so we want to provide an entertaining, racing spectacular which it's hoped rural people will claim as their own version of the Indy Carnival."

Nations Cup, GT Performance and Production racing will also be featured on the weekend program but the highlight of the on-track festivities will be Sunday's V8 Brutes twilight event.

Maintaining the rural feel to this exciting initiative of the Queensland Raceway will be the final of the 'It's Raining Utes out West' drought relief campaign. This worthwhile charity drive is being coordinated by the Goondiwindi Show Society with prizes to be awarded in a range of categories including best chicks ute, best Holden and Ford ute, furthest travelled ute, most feral ute and the best overall ute. Preliminary rounds were contested at the Dirranbandi Show (April 26), Goondiwindi Show (May2/3), St George Show (May 4), and the Cunnamulla Show (May 24), with all class winners securing automatic entry into the final. Monies raised through the campaign will be donated to farmers affected by the recent drought.

As part of the inaugural festival of the ute that doubles as the Queensland PROCAR round, the Queensland Raceway will allow a two hour burnout and circle work session for ute drivers between 4.30pm and 6.30pm on Saturday afternoon. Following that the Raceway will host a B+S style party at the VIP car park.

"Our on-track entertainment will be first class with PROCAR racing always attracting a wide variety of spectators and with this particular round coinciding with Peter Brock's first appearance at the track it's sure to be a unique party atmosphere."

"PROCAR will continue its support of the rural sector by offering a two-for-one deal for all ute drivers who attend and the entire ute population will be congregated on the western mound of the track."

As an added bonus during the weekend of racing, a drifting demonstration will be presented. This form of racing is proving extremely popular in Japan and is enjoying something of a cult following since its introduction at the Queensland Raceway earlier this year.

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