Festival of Horsepower

June 2021

Festival of Horsepower is a month-long program packed full of adrenaline and excitement in the City of Ipswich.

Taking place in June, the annual festival includes a number of Australia’s signature racing and motorsport events.

If you are into horse racing the TAB Ipswich Cup at the Ipswich Turf Club is Australia’s largest regional race day and a highlight in the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival calendar. Or you can bring the whole family along to the Channel 7 Family Race Day.

If motorsport is more your style, there is plenty of action at Willowbank Raceway. The Gulf Western Oil Winternationals is the largest championship drag racing event held outside of North America and is the final round of the national 400 Thunder season for championship honours. From the amazing flame-throwing 500km/h Top Fuelers through to Junior Dragsters, more than 500 cars and motorcycles from all over the country expected to be on track over four big days of racing.

Over at Queensland Raceway, 2 Days of Thunder celebrates the Big Bangers of the motorsport world, both old and new – this year with Porsche Motorsport as the feature.  Delivering two-days of fast and hard racing action there is plenty to see and do with some of the loudest, fastest and most awe inspiring categories thundering around the track.

If you are looking for a great day out for the whole family, there will be plenty of kart racing action at Ipswich Kart Club when they host the two-day IKC Endurance Challenge with teams competing across multiple classes to be crowned the Endurance Champions of 2021.

The Festival of Horsepower Soiree will officially launch the month-long calendar of events and the Ipswich Winter Racing Carnival.  This ticketed social event will celebrate all things horsepower.

More details on the Festival of Horsepower program will be released soon.

Get organised and book your accommodation now for June 2021. See Discover Ipswich for more information. 

Event details

June 2021


Various Times

Various Locations

Ticket Prices Apply


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