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Friday Night Drift

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The best way for a driver to guarantee a spot in the event is to book online. Entries are capped at 50 drivers per group for the night, spectators $20 per person. $100 per driver for main track.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DRIFT

Friday Night Drift is so much more than just four jam-packed hours of sideways action across two circuit layouts run simultaneously. It’s a social event, a community gathering based around the love of cars and all things drifting.

At least once a month, Friday Night Drift brings some of the best drivers in Queensland for a show of tyre smoke and engine noise making while also giving beginners & new-comers the chance to get behind the wheel of their own car to put their driving to the test. Queensland Raceway is the place to be on a Friday night with plenty of action for spectators and plenty of track time for drivers.

On main track, we will alternate between 2 groups which are divided by driver ability. Group A (Experienced) & Group B (Beginner) each group is capped at 50 entrants. By introducing groups we aim to give drivers more consistent track time & better value for money! This means:

- Shorter wait time at start lines due to capped numbers
- Ample time between sessions for drivers to change tyres etc
- Consistent runs for drivers
- less disruptions for experienced drivers & more space for beginners to feel comfortable

Day of the event

Online entries for Friday Night Drift close 2pm on the day of the event.

1. gates open

Gates open at 4pm. Driver’s names & pre-purchased spectator tickets will be listed at the gate when they arrive. Spectator tickets can be purchased at the gate.

2. wRIST BANDS

Drivers will proceed to the container to complete the sign-on process. Showing our staff their competitors’ licence and photo ID, they will then receive a wrist band.

3. drivers briefing

Briefings will start from 4:30pm, drivers must attend a briefing, once completed they will be given a second wrist band.

4. pASSENGER WRIST BAND

Passengers will need to fill out a passenger indemnity form and show staff their photo ID to receive their wrist band.

5. pITLANE EXIT

Pitlane exit will open at 6:00pm, drivers and passengers should have their wristbands visible as they leave the lane.

6. ending

The pit lane will close at 9:30-10pm (depending on schedule) bringing an end to the action on the main track.

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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

  • $20 per person, can be pre-purchased online or at the gate.
  • Spectators tickets are exchangeable for passenger bands at the container.
  • Kids 12 & under are free.
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TRY OUR NEW BEGINNER PROGRAM!

Queensland Raceway in conjunction with On Track Drift brings to you a new driver enhancement segment for Friday Night Drift!

What does this entail?

Learn the QR scrutineering regulations and ask questions to improve car set up in our car bay area.

From here we head to the short track to complete a linked figure 8 with professional stunt and drift instructors. This will help refine your transitions and improve linking on the large track. Which means less car damage and less track damage.

This new area is offered to all skill levels of drivers however the first session will be for those new to Friday night drift. All new drivers must complete the program before heading to main track.

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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
  • Covered 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 if required
  • Helmet hire is available at sign on ($5 and photo ID held as deposit)
  • Tyre changing facilities are available if required ($20 a tyre fitted, loose/dead tyres must be taken by customer)

Please note

No trains are allowed during this event. Single runs and tandems only.

Passengers are not allowed during tandems.

There is to be no drifting in Turn 6 from crossover.

The start lines and run-ups are shorter compared to other events and are more suitable for beginner drivers.

IMPORTANT NOTICE
Due to ongoing construction, Skidpan will not be available at future Friday Night Drift events until further notice. (We are getting an upgrade!)

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

Passengers NEED

  • 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.
  • There is only one passenger allowed at once in a car

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FAQS

How much is it to enter an event?

$100 for Main Track, motorsport licence required. Available to the first 110 entered.

How much are spectators?

$20 per person at the gate or online. Eftpos only available at the gate. Kids 12 & Under are free. Spectators receive a ticket for a passenger band, worth $5

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.

What time do gates open?

Gates open from 4pm, On track from 6pm. Main track closes at 9.30-10pm

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

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, first in best dressed to arrive on the night. We also have a wide “paddock area” where drivers can set-up for the night. Powered garages can be hired for $60 for the night.

Does QR have tyre changing facilities?

Yes, we can supply tyre changing & a small range of tyre stock on the night. Fitting is $20 per tyre, you must take your dead tyres home with you. Please enquire if you would like to purchase tyres.

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