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Festival of Horsepower

June 2024

The Festival of Horsepower is back in June with a month-long program packed full of adrenaline and excitement in the City of Ipswich! The annual festival features a number of Australia’s signature racing and motorsport events, from the glitz and glamour of the TAB Ipswich Cup to the raw and adrenaline fuelled action of the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals.

Experience fast and hard racing action at Queensland Raceway’s 2 Days of Thunder, while over at the Kart Club Australia’s best drivers will battle it out in the State Championships. With family fun to be had at the trots in Marburg, Hi-Tec Drifts at Queensland Raceway, the coveted TAB Ipswich Cup Barrier Draw and so much more, there’s plenty of excitement this June!

WHAT’S ON:
SAT 1 JUNE | CRUISE THE NIGHT
Light up the night and find out firsthand what it’s like to drive under the bright lights on the other side of the pitwall on this epic social cruise night.

SAT 1 AND SUN 2 JUNE | WINTERNATIONALS WARM UP
Get a sneak peak of your favourite competitors as they warm up their engines and shred some rubber ahead of the biggest weekend of drag racing!

THU 6 TO SUN 9 JUNE | GULF WESTERN OIL WINTERNATIONALS
See the amazing flame-throwing ‘Top Fuel Funny Cars’ and all the thrilling non-stop racing action at the biggest drag racing event outside of America!

SUN 9 JUNE | V8 DRIFT EXPERIENCE
Hit the track side-ways at over 100km/h in a purpose build drift car for an adrenaline pumping experience with a professional stunt driver.

SAT 15 JUNE | HI-OCTANE BURNOUTS
If you love the smell of burning rubber, then Octane Burnouts on Saturday night at the infamous QR burnout pad are for you!

TUE 18 JUNE | TAB IPSWICH CUP BARRIER DRAW
Held in Ipswich CBD, hear from racing commentators, owners, trainers and jockeys about the upcoming TAB Ipswich Cup plus other feature races.

THU 20 JUNE | TAB IPSWICH CUP CALCUTTA
Draw a TAB Ipswich Cup runner or be there to ‘buy’ the Cup winner at this year’s TAB Ipswich Cup Calcutta.

SAT 22 JUNE | TAB IPSWICH CUP
Whether it’s the horses you follow, the fashions on the field, DJ festival or catching up with old friends, it’s Ipswich’s social event of the year.

SAT 22 JUNE | CARS AND CULTURE TRACK FESTIVAL
Hosted by Motor Culture Australia, the first Track Festival of the year promises a full day of family entertainment, with cruises, stunt shows, roll racing, trade stalls and much more.

SUN 23 JUNE | WESTERN STAR FEATURE RACE DAY
There is nothing quite like a family day out at the trots! Experience all the racing excitement up close and personal at one of the biggest harness race meetings of the winter months.

SUN 23 JUNE | FROM HORSES TO HORSEPOWER
Discover the evolution of ‘horsepower’ from horse-drawn vehicles to roaring race cars and much more at the Cooneana Heritage Centre.

FRI 28 TO SUN 30 JUNE| QUEENSLAND KART CHAMPIONSHIPS
Witness the best of kart racing action over three big days with competitors from all over Australia competing to be crowned the state champions.

FRI 28 AND SAT 29 JUNE | HI-TEC DRIFT
Enjoy the spectacle of drifting, combined with the pure sporting theatre of circuit racing, as Hi-Tec motorsports come together over two huge days of smoking battles. 

SAT 29 AND SUN 30 JUNE | 2 DAYS OF THUNDER
Get ready for a massive weekend of Super Series racing filled with thrilling on track action, a diverse car line up, motorsport legends, trade stands and plenty of entertainment.

Event details

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