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Autumn Drift Matsuri

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Strictly pre-entries only, entry sells out fast. Open to the first 250 entered. Entry cost is $449 for drivers, $40 for spectators.

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Autumn Drift Matsuri

The first of the two massive Drift Matsuris at Queensland Raceway for the year. Come checkout Australia’s biggest drift event, experience the Autumn feels & bring good vibes only for a packed weekend of car culture & party vibes.

With 250 drivers, thousands of spectators and two wall-to-wall days of drifting – it’s the place to be come early March.

Drift games, trade stalls and four different drifting circuits, the festival vibe just keeps pumping all weekend long.

FRIDAY

1. gates open

Gates open at 4pm. Drivers’ and their +1’s can pick up their tickets at the gate from 2pm, while other crew members and spectators can pay for their tickets from then as well.

2. SIGN ON

Names listed at the gate. Drivers proceed to the container to complete sign-on process. Licence and photo ID must be shown to receive a wrist band.

3. GARAGES

If you have hired a garage, you will need to supply your own key & padlock, garages are unlocked from 4pm.

4. PIT-BAYS

Pit-bays are available from 4pm. Scrutineering will be open from 4pm at the scrutineering shed.

5. DRIVERS BRIEFING

Drivers will require a briefing, they commence from 4:30pm-8:00pm on Friday. Drivers will receive another armband.

6. ending

Gates close at 10:00pm, security will be onsite if required.

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SATURDAY

1. gates open & Sign on

Gates open at 7am. Sign on will open for drivers and passengers, scrutineering will also be available from 7am.

2. drivers briefing

Drivers’ briefings will recommence  for those who hadn’t completed it the previous day.

3. scrutineering

Scrutineering will recommence for those who hadn’t completed it the previous day. Scrutineering moves from the scrutineering shed to pitlane in front of control tower at 8am.

4. PIT-BAYS

From 7am, those that have hired pit bays may move their vehicles into the pit lane.

5. pit lane exit

The pit lane opens at 8:00am and on track activities begin.

6. ending

Pit lane closes at 10:00pm bringing an end to on track activity for the day. Gates close at 11:00pm.

SUNDAY

1. gates open

Gates open from 7am.

2. pit lane exit

Pit lane opens at 8:00am and on track activities begin.

3. ending

Pit lane closes at 4:00pm, ending Drift Matsuri

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rider groups

Please be aware that if, in our discretion, we decide that the group you are in is either too fast or too slow for you then you may be reallocated to a more suitable group.

Yellow (Group 1)
Green (Group 2)
Blue (Group 3)
Red (Group 4)

VIEW THE ACTION

Only interested in watching, instead of driving? Get a spectator ticket for a guaranteed spot in the crowd!

Spectator Tickets

  • $40 per person for the weekend includes camping
  • Tickets available online and at the gate
  • Kids 12 & Under are free
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Things you need to know

CAR REQUIREMENTS

  • Seat belts
  • Seats secured
  • Door cards/ panels are present
  • Dash of some description in the vehicle
  • All body panels present
  • Working head lights, taillights, brake lights and hazards (if no headlights, then you cannot drive at night)
  • Accessible Tow Points

CAR SAFETY

  • No loose items in the vehicle
  • No major oil leaks
  • No scraping parts
  • Battery attached securely
  • Taped battery terminals
  • Windscreen has cleared vision – no cracks
  • If Exhaust/screamer through the bonnet, must be in safe position and sit behind strut towers
  • Must have firewall between occupants & Fuel System (or fuel system must be full enclosed)

EXTRAS

  • Garage hire is available during online entry
  • Pit Bay hire is available during online entry
  • Helmet hire is available at sign on
  • Tyre changing facilities are available

Drivers NEED

  • Full-length clothing, Enclosed Shoes and AS/NZS1698 helmet or equivalent. No singlets, T-shirts or shorts allowed.
  • An AS/NZS 1698 Standard helmet or equivalent
  • Competition licence
  • Photo ID
  • All drivers under 18-years-old need to have parental permission. Legal guardians must sign the indemnity form and produce their Photo ID and proof of guardianship, For example a Medicare card listing themselves and the child.

passengers NEED

  • Passenger bands are $5 per person
  • Photo ID
  • Must be over the age of 7 and at least 120cm tall
  • All passengers under 18-years-old need to have parental permission. Legal guardians must sign the indemnity form and produce their Photo ID and proof of guardianship, For example a Medicare card listing themselves and the child.
  • Full-length clothing, Enclosed Shoes and AS/NZS1698 helmet or equivalent. No singlets, T-shirts or shorts allowed.
  • An AS/NZS 1698 Standard helmet or equivalent
  • There is only one passenger allowed at once in a car. Passengers are allowed in tandems, trains and single runs for Drift Matsuri.

Venue

This is an alcohol and drug free event, cars will be checked on entry to the circuit and should any contraband be found, it will be confiscated or elevated to the relevant authorities.

Security services will be patrolling the venue overnight and during the day, should you have any issues please seek them out for help. Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and will result in you being removed from the venue.

On track

Tandem, trains and single runs are all allowed at Drift Matsuri. Entrants are not able to drift Turn 6 from the Crossover. The start lines are extended in length at Drift Matsuri so drifters with experience can chase faster entry speeds. Short Track can only have up to four cars in a train.

Waitlist, refund, and transfer policy

Queensland Raceway does not offer refunds on entries purchased. Selling of entries is not permitted if you cannot attend the event, unless authorised by Queensland Raceway.

A waitlist is in place if all driver entries sell out. All transfers of entries must be organised through Queensland Raceway and purchaser of entry.

If you cannot make the event and would like to transfer your entry, please contact Queensland Raceway directly for the current waitlist or for approval to sell your entry. A transfer fee of $50.00 is applicable to all entry transfers and payable to Queensland Raceway.

No transfers or swaps after 5pm Sunday the weekend before the event.

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FAQS

How much is it to enter an event?

We have 3 options available for drivers, Experienced, Beginner/Intermediate & VIP! Available to the first 250 entered. Keep an eye out for date of entries opening. A motorsport licence required.

How much are spectators?

Early-bird tickets are $40pp weekend pass, this includes camping for 2 nights. Kids 12 & under are free! At the gate, tickets are $50 pp. There are no single day tickets.

What are the apparel requirements?

All Drivers & Passengers must wear Full-length clothing, Enclosed Shoes and AS/NZS1698 helmet or equivalent. No singlets, T-shirts or shorts allowed. Skidpan does not require a helmet.

What time do gates open?

Gates open at 4pm Friday the day before the event for early bird sign on & scrutineering. Gates open from 7am Saturday & Sunday, On track from 8am. Saturday closes at 10pm, Sunday closes at 4pm.

How old can passengers be?

Passengers must be at least 7yrs & older, and 120cm tall. If under 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign the indemnity form and show proof of guardianship, i.e Medicare Card. Passengers must also fit securely within the seat & vehicle. Passengers must show photo ID upon sign-on

Do I need to sign on as a driver?

Yes! Both drivers & passengers must sign on and receive and armband before going on track. Please make sure to sign in, show photo ID & your motorsport licence at the office to receive your armband. All drivers must also complete a briefing before going on track

Can I enter online?

Yes! Please head to out online entry system to secure your spot for our next event. Spots sell out fast!

My friend & I share a car, can we both drive?

Yes, but both will need to pay & enter as a driver to be able to participate. Entry is by driver, not by vehicle.

Will the event be cancelled if it rains?

We still run the event if it rains, we will only cancel if the track is deemed unsafe & unusable which is usually due to flooding or torrential rain. If we do cancel, all entrants will be contacted by QR staff to organise a credit.

Are pit-bays & garages available?

Yes, pit-bays are available, Pit-bays are $100 per pit-bay to secure, garages are $440 for a drive-through garage & pitlane garages are $220. Please let us know if you want specific placement.

Does QR have tyre changing facilities?

Yes! Tyre changing facilites are available throughout the event.

Can I transfer my entry?

Drivers may put themselves on a waitlist when entries have sold out, please email us at drifting@qldraceways.com.au to place yourself on the waitlist. We will contact you should a spot become available. Queensland Raceway does not offer refunds on entries purchased. Selling of entries is only permitted if authorised by Queensland Raceway if you cannot attend the event If you cannot make the event and would like to transfer your entry, please contact Queensland Raceway directly for the current waitlist or approval to sell. A transfer fee of $50.00 is applicable to all entry transfers and payable to Queensland Raceway. No transfers or swaps after 5pm Sunday the weekend before the event.

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