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Major Events

Drift Matsuri
Autumn & Spring

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Spring & Autumn Drift Matsuri

Australia’s BIGGEST Drift festivals are right here at QLD Raceway! Available to 250 entrants - 4 track layouts - trade stands - thousands of spectators! Over two days of wall to wall drifting, car culture and party vibes!

Queensland Raceway’s Spring and Autumn Drift Matsuri are the biggest drift events in Australia, presented by Queensland Raceway, bringing only good vibes & good times for an epic weekend of JDM car culture mixed in with European & Australian flair.

The March and October events are filled with two days of drifting action, with 4 track formats, two days of track time and 250 entrants – it is unbeatable and unmissable.

With an epic line-up of drivers, social events, our NEW drift playground and drifting on the main track & wet skidpan, drift games, trade stalls, the festival vibe just keeps pumping all weekend long. Spring and Autumn Drift Matsuri goes off!

Come soak up the amazing atmosphere and experience the BEST drift event of the year!

Driver Package Options

Explore all the driver package options at booking checkout – including the V.I.P. Driver Package with immediate start line access! Strictly limited numbers!

Key Information


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.

Extras Available

  • Covered pitbays and garages starting from $110
  • AASA Event License available at Sign-On for $80 if you do not hold a $135 Annual License

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. Drift Playground can only have up to two cars in a train. QR Drift Matsuri is one of the only events in the calendar where you can have passengers in tandems and trains.

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 Friday the week before the event.

Passenger Requirements

  • Passenger bands are $20 per person (purchased at the track on the day)
  • 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.

Driver Requirements

  • Drivers have to be over the age of 16
  • Minimum clothing requirement for this event is long sleeve shirt (covering to wrists), long pants (covering to ankle) and enclosed shoes.
  • An AS/NZS 1698 Standard helmet or equivalent
  • General Speed licence Visit AASA
  • 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.

Car Requirements / Safety

  • Seat belts
  • Door cards/ panels are present
  • Dash of some description in the vehicle
  • Battery terminals taped
  • ALL Body Panels Present including guards and bonnet* (front and rear bumpers optional, provided a tidy crash bar is installed in place, and rounded so as not to be an impalement risk)
  • Seats Secured
  • No Oil Leaks or Scraping Parts
  • Accessible Tow Points
  • No Loose Items in vehicle
  • Battery Secured
  • Working head/brake/tail lights & Hazards
  • Must have firewall between occupants and full system (Or fuel system enclosed safely if in cabin)
  • If exhaust/screamer is through the bonnet, it must be in a safe position. No further than strut towers and must be no more than 50mm over the bonnet. Please email for any clarification

Extras Available

  • 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

Order Of Events

Stay tuned to Drift Matsuri social media for current schedules tailored to the event, leading up to the event including special announcements

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