Queensland Raceway front staight to be named after Dick Johnson

Queensland Raceway officially unveils "Dick Johnson Straight" Queensland motor racing icon Dick Johnson will have the front straight of Queensland Raceway officially named after him in a ceremony tomorrow (August 16, 2001) at Noon (Previously ...

Queensland Raceway officially unveils "Dick Johnson Straight"

Queensland motor racing icon Dick Johnson will have the front straight of Queensland Raceway officially named after him in a ceremony tomorrow (August 16, 2001) at Noon (Previously announced as 11am, but it has been changed).

The VIP Petfoods Queensland 500, which will be held at the circuit on August 24-26.

A plaque specially created for the ceremony will read:

DICK JOHNSON STRAIGHT
Officially unveiled - August 16, 2001

In recognition of Dick Johnson's efforts in the establishment of this raceway and his endless promotion of Queensland Motorsport Australian Touring Car Champion (1981,82,84,88,89) Bathurst 1000 Champion (1981, 89, 94) A born and bred Queenslander who became a national hero

Many V8 Supercar teams will be using Queensland Raceway as a final test day tomorrow before the VIP Petfoods Queensland 500.

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Series Supercars
Drivers Dick Johnson