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JAX TYRES & AUTO Super Thunder 2023 –  Don’t miss the action on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th April

The JAX Tyres & Auto Super Thunder event will see the flame throwing Top Fuel Funny Car running the Aeroflow 400 Thunder Drag Racing Series.

We will also have all of the excitement with ALL Aeroflow 400 Thunder Professional categories racing at this event including Pro Alcohol and Pro Slammer. 

In addition to our Pro Categories, you’ll see a full complement of Aeroflow 400 Thunder Performance and Sportsman racers. Blown or Turbo, Sedan or Dragster, this event has all the variety and action of the Winternationals jam-packed into two days! 

The Queensland Drag Racing Championships bring racers from all across the state to compete for a prestigious QDRC trophy and Track Champion status at Willowbank Raceway, delivering high-octane action for both racers and spectators. 

Next Date: 20th  May 2023 

Hosting championship racing for competitors across the QDRC SuperComp, QDRC Comp Bike, Donnelly Blasting Services QDRC Outlaws, Modified, Ultimate Financial Super Sedan, Prime Signs/Speed Ele Super Street, Neptunes Pool Care Modified Bike, Donnelly Blasting Services Junior Dragster and All Site Demo Top Sportsman brackets, the QDRC hosts on average more than 130 racers per round, with no shortage of thrilling action.

Gulf Western Oil


8 – 11 June 2023

The biggest event of the year is back!! The Winternationals is the largest championship drag racing event held outside of North America, and is the final round of the Aeroflow 400 Thunder championships.

From the amazing Professional brackets through to Junior Dragsters, every bracket that competes for national championship honors will be represented at the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals, with more than 500 cars and motorcycles from all over the country expected to be on track over four big days of racing. 

Are you up for the Challenge?

Experience the thrill of a lifetime driving a Holden or Ford V8 Race Car around the infamous Queensland Raceway in Willowbank!

We are one of the closest accommodation venues to Queensland’s premier race circuit – Willowbank. Just 10 minutes to the circuit where the biggest two & four-wheel events, in Qld, take place. This is the only location near Brisbane where you can drive on the same race track that international heroes do.


Ipswich Turf Club


Join us trackside for a perfect day of racing

Embrace the Ipswich Cup!

17th June 2023 – Rich in history, heritage and horses there really is nothing like the Ipswich Cup. But it is more than a horse race; it is the social day of the year for the greater Ipswich region.

Shannons Motorsport Championships

August 11 – 13, 2023 
Queensland Raceway

The best motorsport drivers and teams from around Australia will converge on the refreshed Queensland Raceway for the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships.

With plenty of different categories on show, it promises to be a motorsport event you cannot miss.



5 – 6 August 2023

Across 2 Days, Saturday & Sunday you will see some of the Fastest Sport Compact Cars in the World racing to take out the Jamboree title, and break world records!

It’s not all just Drag Racing with plenty to see and do! Shannons Show N Shine will see over 100 show cars on display, FREE Kids Rides, the Boomkings Sound Off to give your ears a workout, Trader Alley and The ROI Miss Jamboree Babe & Bikini Comps! 

Australia’s biggest Sport Compact event on August 5-6! At Willowbank Raceway! 

Workshops Rail Museum

The Workshops Rail Museum is a great day out for the whole family. The Museum is known for their school holiday activities such as Build it!, Circus Train, Toyland Express, The Great Train Robbery, and of course the iconic Day out with Thomas event (the biggest Thomas & Friends event in the country) that runs from Boxing Day every year until the end of January.

Pterodactyl Helicopters

Since 2008, Pterodactyl Helicopters has been partnering with the best local cafes, wineries, restaurants, pubs, breweries, and accommodation places in southeast Queensland and Brisbane to put together a selection of once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tours and scenic flights, where getting there is half the fun.

Parks and Gardens

For the families, there are many parks, gardens and attractions which are FREE.

The Ipswich City Council Animal and Bird enclosure is well worth a look, located in the Ipswich CBD, directly across from Queens Park


Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights

Experience the magic and adventure of a hot air balloon flight floating above the heritage city of Ipswich, the Scenic Rim and Somerset countryside. Discover and explore Greater Brisbane’s big backyard from the air!

Offering a boutique ballooning experience with only one flight per day and a maximum of 10 passengers ensuring absolutely everyone’s needs are catered for and you enjoy the experience you deserve. 

Receive a 10% discount on your accommodation when you choose to stay at Country Motel Ipswich when booking your flight.

The Arts

Ipswich Art Gallery is situated in the CBD and has regularly changing art and exhibits. It is interactive and child friendly with a dedicated hands-on Gallery just for children.