Brisbane’s drag racing show ‘biggest on the planet’

ISABELLE SCHERRER

Sport compact drag racing and show spectacular Honeywell Garett Jamboree kicked off over the weekend at Brisbane’s Willowbank Raceway.

This year the event celebrated its 27th anniversary and organisers claim it is the largest sport compact drag racing event in the world with over 200 teams.

The two day pro-drag racing event featured four international Puerto Rican race teams, local and interstate automotive dealerships, workshops, stalls and promotions.

The event received record international interest with people tuning in online via Facebook to watch live streams of races.

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Jamboree race team promotion. Photo: Isabelle Scherrer

Director Ray Box says the event was a huge success this year.

“This years event was by far our biggest in over 10 years. We had record crowd numbers and record competitor entries” Mr Box said.

“Our online live video Facebook feed had record international viewers.”

Jay Macca raced his car for the first in the amateur races and was thrilled with two wins.

“Was exciting to race for the first time, that’s the cool thing about this event there is the pro races but us fans can also get on the track,” Mr Macca said.

Bianca Wilson attended the event for the first time this year.

“Me and a group of friends all went it was a great day and I was surprised how many people including families were thereMs Wilson said.

Drag racing is a professional sport. It is structured and organised by the Australian National Drag Racing Association Ltd.

Races take place in a controlled environment with safety and track staff.

Honeywell Garett Jamboree will also be held in Melbourne in October this year.

 

 

 

 

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