I recently attended the Winter Nationals drag racing at Willowbank Raceway near Ipswich. Many thanks to Jun for the complimentary tickets.
We went on the Saturday and saw several different classes including Top Doorslammer, Top Alcohol and of course Top Fuel.
Al and Dad (George) went with me, and this was the first time that Dad had ever seen drag racing live. Well what an introduction. Sitting in the trackside cafe maybe 40m away from the start line, we nearly fell off our chairs in reaction to the sheer power (and that was just the noise from the burnouts). Suffice to say I ran to the fence to watch.
I took a few snaps.
We were really impressed that the public can get up so close to the cars and crew in the pit areas. It is obviously a very friendly and open community.
The next round (actually the first round of the next season) is on again at Willowbank in August.
I look forward to it.