The team at PremiAir Racing is looking forward to spending their Easter at Willowbank Raceway where they will contest five Top Fuel match races as part of the Apex Epoxy Flooring Super Thunder event on Good Friday and Easter Saturday (April 2 and 3).
This will be the first time the team has run its new Top Fuel dragster at Queensland’s premier drag racing facility, with team principal and driver Peter Xiberras set to face off against Phil Read to the delight of race fans.
With a combination of weather and COVID-19 thwarting all attempts by PremiAir Racing to take to the track since March 2020, the crew is itching to get back into action at Willowbank Raceway this Easter.
“The last time we were on the track was for the Westernationals event in Perth on the 1st of March 2020. Since then, we have had August and September test days cancelled due to COVID and another three scheduled for December, January and March derailed by rain,” PremiAir Racing Team Manager, Tim Adams, said.
“While we haven’t been able to get on the track, the team has been hard at work making use of that extra time to get a lot of our parts serviced.
“It is our plan to pack the truck full of spares so we can head to Willowbank Raceway early and test on the Thursday before the event to ensure we can put on a great show for the fans on Good Friday and Easter Saturday.
“We are so excited to be a part of getting Top Fuel drag racing up and running again in this ‘new normal’ world and it will certainly be three big days at Willowbank for our team.”
Two Top Fuel match races between PremiAir Racing and Jim Read Racing will be held as part of the event’s Good Friday program, ahead of another three which will feature on Saturday’s schedule.
Also on the Apex Epoxy Flooring Super Thunder program will be Pro Slammer, Pro Stock, Top Bike, Pro Mod and plenty of 400 Thunder Sportsman racing, with on-track action set to commence from 3.00 pm each day. For more event information, visit www.willowbankraceway.com.au