Queensland Muscle Car Shootout preview

The annual Queensland Raceway Muscle Car Shootout will have heads turning this Sunday, May 25, when a range of high performance road cars compete in on and off the track competition. Complementing traditional 'show and shine' static displays of...

The annual Queensland Raceway Muscle Car Shootout will have heads turning this Sunday, May 25, when a range of high performance road cars compete in on and off the track competition.

Complementing traditional 'show and shine' static displays of these 1960-1975 motoring icons, will be the hard-line test of power out on the track, as everyday motorists test their mettle under controlled conditions at Queensland Raceway.

"The Muscle Car Shootout showcases prestige and power as owners of these cars will be gunning for prizes in the presentation stakes, but more importantly will be out to prove they can back up the look of their vehicle with some high powered antics out on the track," Queensland Raceway General Manager, Rob Colgan said.

"The luxury of choosing your own competitive category has great appeal for drivers as they can select their own grid partners whether they are fellow car club partners or they muster up an all Mustang or all Corvette challenge format."

"But tradition is certainly not lost on the muscle car drivers and duels between Ford and Holden hold special significance for competitors and spectators alike."

"Added to the mix for the Muscle Car Shootout is the fact that we have first timer, hot shot and mid-field categories to cater to all driver experiences."

"This event has proven popular in the past with over 4000 enthusiasts usually trekking to the Queensland Raceway to see these classy machines in action and we expect similar numbers this Sunday."

A Grand Parade of all vehicles will take place at 12.30pm and racing will resume at 1.00pm.

In what could be described as a "Public Paradise" at Queensland Raceway, Sunday's event will be preceded by the fourth round of the Queensland Raceway Sprint Series on Saturday.

This annual ten round event allows drivers to clock up quick times in their own cars under controlled conditions out on the track.

Just like the Muscle Car Shootout, it's a race against the clock and there are numerous prizes up for grabs.

This weekend marks the start of an extremely busy time for Queensland Raceway with officials gearing up for a huge party atmosphere during the fourth round of the PROCAR Champ series on June 15. Australian racing legend Peter Brock will make his Queensland Raceway debut in Nations Cup competition and a ute festival to complement the V8Brutes will be instigated by Raceway officials.

A short five weeks later and the Queensland 300 will be the major focus, marking the halfway point of the Australian V8 Supercar Championship series.

Muscle Car Shootout Fast Facts
Racing Starts- 9am on Sunday, May 25
Admission costs Sunday- $10, Children 12 & under Free
Race Entry: $35 -- seven laps
Competing Classes- Muscle Cars 1960-75
Web Page: www.musclecarshootout.com
Location- Queensland Raceway is at the end of Champions Way, Willowbank, adjacent to the Willowbank Drag Strip, and off the Cunningham Highway (just south of the Amberley RAAF Base).

Other Upcoming Events-
June 13/15- Procar Champ Series, Festival of the Ute
July 18/20- V8 Supercars, Queensland 300

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