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Queensland Raceway

Queensland RacewayQueensland Raceway, situated near Ipswich is also known as the 'Paperclip' on account of its U-shaped layout. The circuit, opened in 1999, offers four different layouts. The main straight is named after Queensland's best-known motor sportsman: five-time Australian touring car champion Dick Johnson officially opened the pit lane named after him on 16 August 2001.

Various structures, such as the pit lane buildings and grandstands are to be found on the outside of the circuit. The infield is totally undeveloped, permitting unbridled views of the entire circuit for spectators. The circuit was totally re-asphalted in the autumn of 2011.

National Circuit

Sportsman Circuit

Sprint Circuit

Clubman Circuit


National Circuit Length: 3130m
Sportsman Circuit: 2150m
Sprint Cirucit: 1930m
Clubman Length: 2140m
Race Direction: Clockwise

National Circuit Track Map

Sportsman Circuit Track Map

Sprint Circuit Track Map

Clubman Circuit Track Map

Queensland Raceway V8 Supercar Qualifying Record:
John Bowe, Ford Falcon AU, 1m09.2594s, 1999 (Bridgestone Control Tyre)

Queensland Raceway V8 Supercar Race Lap Record:
Jamie Whincup, Holden Commodore VE II, 1m10.1637s, 2011 (Dunlop Soft Tyre)

Fastest Lap: 1:04.0661 Simon Wills, Reynard 94D



By Road

Queensland Raceway is approximately 50 kms west of Brisbane, on the outskirts of Ipswich and close to the Amberley air force base, home of the F-111. It is part of the Ipswich City Council's Ipswich Motorsport Precinct. The precinct is beside the Cunningham Highway, approximately 22km from the Ipswich Motorway.

By Plane

For visitors flying to Brisbane Airport, the recommended route is south on the Gateway Arterial, then on to the Logan Motorway, Ipswich Motorway and Cunningham Highway. Although not the most direct, this route avoids all urban traffic and takes less than an hour.


Accommodation near Queensland Raceway ranges from luxury self contained apartments with sweeping views, centrally located motels, boutique bed and breakfasts, cosy cottages, camping and cabins. For more information visit Discover Ipswich

General Testing

Queensland Raceway and Lakeside Park general test days offer you the chance to test on multiple circuit configurations. Whether you want additional track time prior to your race or simply need to test your car or bike, our circuits and garages are ideal.

Semi Exclusive/Exclusive Testing can be arranged for race teams. View our calendar to find out the latest dates for your vehicle test. For more information please call (07) 5461 9100 or email admin@qldraceways.com.au

Garages and Storage

With dozens of garages and numerous configurations, Queensland Raceway is the perfect place to store your vehicles. We offer long and short term storage. For more information click here.

Helicopter Landings

Helicopters are welcome to land at both Queensland Raceway and Lakeside Park circuits. Landing at Queensland Raceways is strictly by prior permission. Please avoid overflying any residential properties at less than 500ft.